Been listening to this artist Blvck Ceiling and have been wanting to re-create this ominous bass tone he uses in a lot of his tracks but I haven’t really been doing sound design in a while and it’s just my hobby. So if anyone out there has any tips on how to create this tone using basically a 2 Osc Subtractive mono-synth? Thanks for any help. It comes in at about 22 seconds into the track. Base by BLVCK CEILING | Free Listening on SoundCloud
This is a screenshot of a patch that kind of sounds in the ballpark IMHO.
- Oscillator 1: Pulse wave with approx 32% duty cycle.
- Oscillator 2: Pulse wave with 25% duty cycle. 1 octave lower and less than 50% volume of the first oscillator.
- Adjust oscillators and low-pass filter to taste.
- Add chorus and/or unison to taste.
This patch has a fairly narrow sweet spot outside of which it looses the ominous tone from the Blvck Ceiling track you linked. It doesn’t sound great in higher registers either.
Hey, thank you very much. I can work with a ball park start. From what I’ve heard of his use of this sound I think he just plays within a single octave, so once I get to that sweet spot I’m set. Much appreciated for your time in helping me out.
Do you have access to Bitwig? If so, check out the stack bass 1 preset. It might be up your alley.
It’s basically a Reese bass sound - a very popular sound used in drum n bass since forever. Check out some ‘How to create Reese bass’ tutorials.