$0.00 0

YOUR CART
Checkout

SUBTOTAL
DISCOUNT
TOTAL
Checkout
Although this FM8 gritty bass tutorial was originally billed as a neuro bass sound, it can...
Although this FM8 gritty bass tutorial was originally billed as a neuro bass sound, it can easily be tweaked to be used in a wide range of modern music genres.

Some people like more phasing and harmonics in their neuro bass, some like this kind of grittiness in their electro basslines. No matter what kind of music you create, you can probably think of some great uses for a sound similar to this one. It may only take a couple of minutes in the studio to transform this one into the next perfect fit for your current project. Or it could shed some light on how to make similar sounds using FM synthesis. Either way, this FM8 gritty bass tutorial is worth watching and following along with.

It starts out with setting up the routing in the FM Matrix. You can see that this sound is really fairly simple at its core. Only three operators are used and only one is being used to modulate by others. It’s actually the waveform selection that creates the initial complexity of sound. So a pretty basic sound to get things started.

Using the Grouping feature in Ableton Live allows you to use a Macro control to manipulate many parameters at once, both within the synth itself as well as other plugin effects you choose. This makes things much easier when designing sounds like this because a modern plugin effect can be a more efficient way of producing the sounds you want, not to mention that some things are only achieved through the application of processing tools outside of FM8 anyway. So this FM8 gritty bass tutorial is also a lesson in workflows within Ableton.

A Phaser and a Flanger are added as effects inside of FM8 to spread out the sound a bit and add soem movement. Both of these effects have been added to the Macro control inside Ableton. Just about everything else takes place outside of FM8 from here on out. If you are into making neurofunk then you will probably recognize the plugins he uses. If you are an Ableton user, I suggest trying to utilize the Macro feature often when working with FM8, as it can make the transition from more mainstream subtractive synths easier. And if you are a NI Massive user, which many FM8 users are, then you already understand the ideas behind Macro controls and find then essential in your sound design sessions.

Join The Conversation!

Want to ask a question about this tutorial or perhaps you have something to add to it? Click through to our forum post about this tutorial and join the conversation!

Visit FM8 GRITTY BASS TUTORIAL

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheers,
OhmLab

RELATED COURSES

Functional Sound Design - FM Synthesis

ADSR Courses

Add to cart

Advanced Sound Design Techniques

ADSR Courses

Add to cart

Breaking Beats

BassGorilla

Add to cart

Dubstep Bass Design In FM8

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