Designing Gritty Bass Synths for Electronic Music in U-he Zebra
When it comes to gritty bass synths that are flexible enough to be used in a wide range of modern electronic music genres, U-he Zebra is one of the best synths you can turn to!
We are happy to welcome Timaeus today as he shares some great tips on designing killer gritty bass synths in U-he Zebra. The ideas and techniques featured in this lesson are applicable to many other types of sounds found in today’s electronic music all around the world. So once you finished following along with this one, try applying some of the things you learned to some sounds you already have made. Then try creating something wildly different, like a soundscape or drone, and apply some of the tricks shared in this video to add new dimensions and possibilities, especially in the areas of modulation and morphing.
Digging deep into the various options available to you in parameters like voicing and filters allow you to find just the right mix of attitude and character when you’re working with sounds like these in U-he Zebra. This is actually one of the big reasons why it is one of my all-time favorite synths out there. You can jump into a sound you made a couple years ago and still find new things hidden away by experimenting with some of the finer details. And this is something you should always feel free to do with your own sounds. This is a nice way to find balance in intentional and experimental design. Knowing the sound you want to make and making it is jus the tip of the iceberg, because there are countless more variations waiting to be unlocked inside of U-he Zebra. It’s just a matter of understanding it well enough to know where to go looking for that magic.
You can check out more sounds for U-he Zebra from Timaeus on the ADSRsounds site!