For this sound I’ve used a replica of the Yamaha DX7, named the PX7.
Created a bass-ic ( 😉 ) sound using one carrier and one modulator with low octave settings, then adjusted the level knobs to get a good balance between sub and low-mids.
Fiddled around with the Env Level until somewhat of an attack transient was noticable
(These doesn’t seem to work like a normal envelope, have to look in to that again, all I know it is like a double envelope with 8 sliders so you can apply 2 attacks in one note, for example)
Used LFO on the pitch and amp level to create some movement, and used the LFO delay to make it slide into that movement. Pushed the volume up a bit to make it audible.
Enabled Mono and Legato to enable clean and smooth playing.
Then chose an algorithm which used a second pair of carrier-modulators
Used this part for the grit and brightness and again used low octaves for a dark sound.
Enabled frequency mode for operator 6 which allowed me to select a frequency.
Adjusted the levels again until I was satisfied with the grittiness.
Played with “Attack Rate” to keep the initial punch of the bass and create a small delay between the bass and grit part, which dramatises the heaviness imo
Adjusted the LFO amt of operator 6 to match that of operator 1.
Used the feedback loop of operator 6 to emphasize/brighten up the grit, ended up reajusting it to create a more cohesive sound. Last step was carefully readjusting operator 5 to make the sound brighter without ruining the bassy part. Started screen capturing and played around with the settings for this video 🙂 I am not that good of a player by the way 🙂