Designing an FM8 Filthy Bass
This video tutorial demonstrates how to create an FM8 Filthy Bass in less that 4 minutes!
This video tutorial demonstrates how to create an FM8 Filthy Bass. This Bass style is reminiscent of the basses sometimes used by artists like Zomboy and Kill the Noise. A fairly simple dubstep style bass that leaves enough room to tweak into your own original sound.
Start the FM8 Filthy Bass by activating Operators A through F. Assign Operator B a TX Wave5 Waveform, and enable Invert. Set Operator D to a 1+2+3 Saw Waveform, enable Invert, and change the Ratio to 40. Set Operator E as a Triangle Waveform. Enable Key Sync for all the Operators and turn their Velocity up all the way.
In the FM Matrix of the FM8 Filthy Bass, route Operator A to modulate Operator E. Set Operator B and Operator C to Modulate Operator D. Operator D and Operator E should be set to Modulate Operator F, and Operator F should feed the Output.
Next, go into the Master section and set the Transpose to -24 semitones (2 octaves). Under the Effects section, insert a Tube Amp and turn the Volume to 100 and set the Drive to 0. Insert a Shelving EQ and boost the high end. Then insert a Peak EQ and boost that high end as well. Now that that FM8 Filthy Bass is complete, you will want to assign the modulation levels to a macro for easier control over the parameters.