$0.00 0

YOUR CART
Checkout

SUBTOTAL
DISCOUNT
TOTAL
Checkout
This is an interesting video looking at a more experimental approach to designing some deep to...

Absynth Tutorials

Experimenting with Mid Range Bass Sound Design in NI FM8

This is an interesting video looking at a more experimental approach to designing some deep to mid-range bass synth stabs using Native Instruments FM8.

The is a good opportunity to see how someone else happens to move through FM8 and experiment with different things to eventually arrive at a new sound that they like. It is much more candid than a lot of the tutorials we happen to feature here, but sometimes it’s good to watch someone else going through this to find some inspiration and glean some new knowledge for your own benefit. It’s also a good reminder that not every cool sound comes from planning and intent, rather some of the most brilliant sounds are actually accidental, or at the very least surprising to us when we create them.

This particular sound begins using a patch to cut down on design time. It’s a blend of a simple bell sound called Organ 3, an odd formant-like harmonic sound called Hibuzz 1 and a third sound called Big Chord. These may be the sounds used in the beginning, but they change by the end of the video as he works through several wave presets until he finds the right combination. The next step is some wave shaping. At this point is sounds like a big dirty dubstep wobble bass. Here we see the LFO turned off and an envelope set up to create a nice stab delivery.

Moving outside of Absynth for a moment, a compressor is added as well as an EQ and some distortion. All of this can be accomplished within the synth itself, but you may prefer to use some 3rd party plugins like this, too. Sometimes it can be easier, or simply more comfortable for you to use tools that you are more familiar with. And it often times means that you will end up with a sound that you are happier with in the end. Once the delay unit is introduced, the sound begins to head in a new direction and starts to really take shape.

Have you stumbled into a sound that you ended up being really proud of? Ever think about making your own tutorial for Absynth? Have questions about how to accomplish something specific in Absynth? Send us a message with your questions, feedback or request to be featured on the website and we’ll be in touch. It’s always nice to see the community members getting involved!

Cheers,
OhmLab

RELATED COURSES

Learn Every Feature & Function Of Absynth

ADSR Courses

Add to cart
Waveform Loaded
Waveform Played
×
PLAYLIST
Clear all
WISHLISTS
Create an account to use wishlists
×
SAVE TUTORIALS
Create an account to save tutorials
×
FOLLOW YOUR FAVORITES
Follow your favourite labels, formats and genre's and ADSR will show what's new in those on your next visit.
×
  • Create product wishlist
  • Save your favorite tutorials
  • Regular discounts and exclusives
  • Never miss a sound! Follow your favorite labels.
Sign up to My ADSR to ensure you're ahead of the pack. Save your favorite content and be notified of new content. You'll never miss a thing!
Create your account now!
CREATE ACCOUNT
Sign up to My ADSR to ensure you're ahead of the pack. Save your favorite content and be notified of new content. You'll never miss a thing!
  • Get 7 days all ADSR courses free
  • Create product wishlist
  • Save your favorite tutorials
  • Regular discounts and exclusives
Create your account now!
SIGN IN
adsrsounds.com login Video streaming login
Remember me
Forgot your password?
DON'T HAVE AN ADSR ACCOUNT?
Create your account
FORGOT PASSWORD

Send info
  1. Enter your email address
  2. Click "Send info"
  3. Check your inbox for an activation link
  4. Visit activation link and enter set new password
Sign in
DON'T HAVE AN ADSR ACCOUNT?
Create your account