• August 18, 2018 at 8:37 am #17849
    HotLoveDramaHotLoveDrama
    Participant

    Maybe you guys heard the new Travis Scott album. I really like the bass patch in Sicko mode. I don’t really know where to start, or if it’s really subtractive synthesis.

    The bass comes in at 1:00
    Here’s the song:

    August 21, 2018 at 10:07 am #18032
    joehanleyJoe Hanley
    Keymaster

    I hear two bass patches happening here. A growly one, and a sub bass. I’m assuming you’re referring to the growly one.

    This was actually tough to get the tone right. When distortion gets involved, it’s hard to figure out exactly what waveform and what type of distortion was used. It’s a somewhat unpredictable combination. So I decided to stick with a saw wave, and then try out different distortions, eventually settling on a combination of two in Massive. Here’s my attempt:

    How It’s Made

    • Oscillator: Two osc, both saw, one octave apart. Play a pretty low D so that the lower oscillator is really low and growly
    • Filter 1: Bandpass, with a healthy amount of resonance, and very narrow bandwidth. Cutoff at zero for the upcoming envelope…
    • Filter envelope: Decent amount modulation so that the cutoff is moving from about 1:00 down to the bottom. The sound of this patch is really determined by these very specific filter settings and the following distortion…
    • Distortion 1: Tele Tube in the FX1 slot. Full Wet, full Drive. This creates a nice distorted body. But to really make it nasty…
    • Distortion 2: Hardclipper insert FX (either slot). Full wet, Drive at about 11:00. This makes the patch nasty. The two distortions in combo, seem to nail the tone from the song
    • Filter 2: Route the filters in full Serial and set Filter to Highpass 2. Bring the cutoff up to 10:00. This just takes some bottom off it. Leaves room for the sub bass patch to take care of the low end.

    For the sake of this re-creation I went through a lot of experimentation to get it just right. But, in reality, you could make a patch like this with any number of waveform and distortion combinations. You’d get a different tone but the same vibe.

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    August 21, 2018 at 12:50 pm #18038
    HexspaHexspa
    Participant

    Nice, Joe.

    August 22, 2018 at 8:41 am #18086
    HotLoveDramaHotLoveDrama
    Participant

    Awesome Joe thanks a lot, nice work!

    Would be nice to see you doing these patch videos again! The hiphop community on youtube is really big and still growing. These kind of videos could put a lot of interest in syntorial too:) although most of the producers use presets for the major part but some albums, like Astroworld, really focuse on using some different sounds.

    August 22, 2018 at 8:44 am #18088
    joehanleyJoe Hanley
    Keymaster

    My pleasure! I actually plan on starting to do that again, making videos for some of these patch requests. Hopefully soon.

    August 24, 2018 at 1:43 pm #18174
    dubmethoddubmethod
    Participant

    Hey Patchers ๐Ÿ™‚
    Just seen this and though I see the first few setting of Joe’s answer I rolled over and challenged myself. The sound remembered me to a TB303 base so I popped up one of my older patch and hammered a bit. Know it’s not perfect but hope you like it…
    OSC 1 Pulse-Saw
    OSC 2 Square-Saw both WT position around 1 o’clock
    Filter 1 Acid High Reso
    Filter 2 Bandwidth – narrow Band and high Reso
    And a Brauner Tube quite strong

    Any feedback can come ๐Ÿ™‚

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    August 26, 2018 at 1:04 pm #18294
    jusgoldenjusgolden
    Participant

    Dopeeeee

    August 27, 2018 at 9:49 am #18321
    joehanleyJoe Hanley
    Keymaster

    Nice dubmethod! That filter/distortion combination sounds right, and it’s simpler than my approach. Simple is good!

    August 28, 2018 at 3:34 am #18392
    dubmethoddubmethod
    Participant

    Thanks Joe, I’m glad you liked it guys!! :)) Simple is good! – like that…

    November 29, 2018 at 3:19 pm #22116
    timceetimcee timcee
    Participant

    Dude thank you

    November 29, 2018 at 3:23 pm #22118
    timceetimcee timcee
    Participant

    Could you do one for the bells in Tory Lanez Talk To ME and the synths in Motorcycle Patches by Travis Scott???

    January 23, 2019 at 1:39 pm #23426
    sakiskidTyler Smith
    Participant

    Wow, thanks for the awesome step-by-step, Joe. ๐Ÿ™‚ One question; what do you mean when you say 1:00 or 10:00 as parameters for cutoff and distortion? I’m using xFer Serum and it’s all based on percentages.

    January 23, 2019 at 3:03 pm #23431
    dubmethoddubmethod
    Participant

    Wow, thanks for the awesome step-by-step, Joe. 🙂 One question; what do you mean when you say 1:00 or 10:00 as parameters for cutoff and distortion? Iโ€™m using xFer Serum and itโ€™s all based on percentages.

    Clock wise mate, so 9:00 would be 25%, 12:00 —> 50%…etc. ๐Ÿ™‚

    January 23, 2019 at 3:05 pm #23433
    dubmethoddubmethod
    Participant

    Could you do one for the bells in Tory Lanez Talk To ME and the synths in Motorcycle Patches by Travis Scott???

    haven’t been here for a while buddy sorry…

    March 17, 2019 at 1:18 pm #24871
    julianmoncadajulianmoncada
    Participant

    wow this thread is awesome, just wanna say thanks to everyone!

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