How to Make the Ryan Enzed Porter Robinson Remix Bassline
Ryan Enzed has been on fire lately, and it’s no big surprise to us here at MassiveSynth because he’s been one of our favorites tutorial guys for a long time.
One of the reasons we enjoy his NI Massive video tutorials so much is that he always takes the time to explain things in a way that most anyone can follow along and recreate the sounds he shares. One more thing that really stands out with his episodes is that he always shares the changes in sound as he progresses through the lesson, as well as provides an audio example with the sound being used in a finished song. This tutorial is another fine example of a solid sound being shared as well as the sound design behind it. Ryan recently released a Porter Robinson remix, and this is how you go about making the bass featured in that song.
This bass starts with all three main oscillators, each pitched down at least a couple octaves. Make sure you pay attention to what mode each of the oscillators is in, OSC1 is in Bend -, OSC2 is in Spectrum and OSC3 is in Bend-/+. One more thing at play with the oscillators is modulation of the pitch values by both an LFO and and an envelope. This sound is then routed directly through a Daft filter from each of the oscillators. Some white noise is introduced to take a little bit of the digital edge off the bass after the filter.
He sets up the Voicing tab with a unisono value of 3 to beef up the sound even more and switches it to a monophonic synth so glide can be enable when moving between notes. The glide value can be adjusted on the OSC tab, which is also where you need to turn on the restart via gate feature. A classic tube amp is added, as well as a chorus ensemble from the FX tabs. The EQ tab is also enabled to help shape the sound a bit.
The is actually a second synth layered on top of this bass to complete the sound in his song, which takes a few more minutes to set up. It is a multiplex wavetable running through both a band reject filter and a scream filter with some reverb add to help fill it out a bit. To set up the Voicing and OSC tabs, as well as the LFO panels, just follow along with the video and you should be good to go.