Doctor P & Flux Pavilion "Superbad" Bass Tutorial for Ni Massive
A super funky nasty bass sound is covered here in this very helpful NI Massive video Tutorial, showing you how to replicate the Doctor P & Flux Pavilion bass used in the song Superbad.
[aside title=”Wicked Basslines!“] Having an instrument with this much flexibility is worth the attention to detail![/aside]
This sound has so much character and interesting points to emphasize through modulating parameters, that it has almost endless possibilities as far as what it can do for adding a little funk and sizzle to your productions.
With only two oscillators working to make the main part of the sound, some phasing is introduce through a modulation osciallator to begin shaping the sound. A tube amp and dimension expander will pump up and widen the over sound for you, along with a touch of pitch cutoff in the voicing tab. Top it all off with a parabolic shaper and hard clipper and you get a serious edge added. The vibrato is a key element to the motion of the bass sound, as well as a few plugins he mentions quickly at the end of the video.
If you do not have these particular plugins, do not fret. They are all free and very popular, so they are also easily found! If you really want to add your own flavor to this, try using a filter, some noise and perhaps even some multiband distortion. It is also a sound that some side compression does well with to add an extra touch of fatness.