Bass synth

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by DangaDanga, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. DangaDanga


    Mar 26, 2014
    I'm trying to get as close to a keyboard bass sound as I can as well as something like this . Does anyone have any suggestions on what effects could help me get close to these sounds?

    I get the other factors involved such as bass,amp,fingers etc. I just want to get as close to those electronic/keyboard bass sounds as I can
  2. adamaarts

    adamaarts Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2001
    Corona, CA
    Beta tester Source Audio, demos/reviews of many others
    Sounds like an envelope filter with a low sensitivities so it doesn't engage, then filtered at a certain frequency. Pretty sure most filters could do this. MXR BEF and the SA Manta are 2 I have personally tried. Then add a little dirt to the top. The manta has dirt built in too.
  3. iggy


    Jan 3, 2006
    I've got the Manta also and I think the dirt it has is terrible. Not smooth at all. It sounds very glitchy and erratic. The Manta could have used a noise gate built in to control the dirt bleed from this pedal.
  4. ga_edwards


    Sep 8, 2000
    UK, Essex
    Unless you're looking at spending big buck, you ought to check out the Zoom MS-60b, it really is by far the best inexpensive bass synth processor out there at the moment IMO. The synths on it sound great and track superbly - much better than the Boss or Digitech offerings. One of the models is the venerable Korg G5!

    I can't listen to your sample right now, but I'm sure you would be able to get close to typical bass synth tones with this unit.
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  6. JBTucci

    JBTucci Supporting Member

    Oct 27, 2008
    EH Bass Microsynth?