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How to recreate this bass sound ?

nuyo

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It's from the JXL Sounds.com sample pack.
It's a sound that he constantly uses troughout his scores.

It's a heavy amped bass guitar but I haven't been able to get anything that sounds similiar to this one.
It sounds clean in the high and low end but with a distorted and gnarly character to it.
 

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AudioLoco

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Wild guess: to me it sounds like he recorded the instrument with a very low tuning. So low, and "incorrect" that the strings are flabby and produce this kind of loose feel.
Then lots of distortion, could be anything... maybe Sansamp(??)
...just a guess...
 

Tag

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Sounds huge indeed, hehe. While this sample has a very wide stereo field even under 50Hz; in a final mix this probably would not be that wide, I guess (while it still would sound huge; just tested it, hehe).

I also guess that it might be a mix of different distortion and / or amps. Also there might be multiple layers of synths in it. Looking forward to other users replies. I am also curious about other ideas! (=
 
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Sounds huge indeed, hehe. While this sample has a very wide stereo field even under 50Hz; in a final mix this probably would not be that wide, I guess (while it still would sound huge; just tested it, hehe).

I also guess that it might be a mix of different distortion and / or amps. Also there might be multiple layers of synths in it. Looking forward to other users replies. I am also curious about other ideas! (=
I hope someon can help us out. I don't think that there are any synths involved. Maybe multiple Bass Guitar Layers. If I run a bass guitar trough several AMPs, I just end up with a distorted metal guitar sound. It's not nearly as clean but huge as this one.
 

Tag

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I hope someon can help us out. I don't think that there are any synths involved. Maybe multiple Bass Guitar Layers. If I run a bass guitar trough several AMPs, I just end up with a distorted metal guitar sound. It's not nearly as clean but huge as this one.
When using multiple AMPs together I would recommend using less gain to not overdistort the sound.
 

chillbot

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Great sound. Clearly sounds sampled (not live bass) because it's so consistent from note to note. Detuning as mentioned may be one way to get that buzz but I was also thinking maybe time-stretched. I don't have much time to try it out but I was briefly messing around with time-stretching and then pitch-stretching. One octave didn't do much but when I recorded a note two octaves up and then pitched down it started to sound close. I might even go as far as to double track it panned hard left/right with one side being pitched down 24 steps and the other side pitched down 25 steps, then the distortion, not super heavy though. OK just another wild guess...

EDIT: or just watch that JXL video posted above.
 
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