How To Make Powerful Low Basslines in U-he Zebra
Making powerful low bass lines in U-he Zebra might be easier then you’d think! Check out this video on rhythmic bass sequencing.
The preset I am explaining in this video contains two parts, the first two lanes in Zebra contain the melody parts, this includes the bass as well!
The last two lanes are rhythmic elements, created with noise and filter modulation.
This video only explains the melodic content, but I also have a video on the rhythmic parts, you can find it by clicking here.
Allright, let’s talk about bass. Bass is awesome!
As true as that might be, bass frequencies can also be a bit overwhelming, you can make the craziest lowest sound in the world, but without context its not going to sound as heavy as you intended. A great way to solve this problem is to work with rhythmic bass lines.
Work the rhythm!
The rhythm not only sets a nice groove for you to dance on, it also allows your speakers and your listeners to “Breathe” and they like that sometimes!
When you have a full blasting sound it will definitely sound loud, but only for a moment, after that it gets annoying or you stop paying attention to it, this is different for rhythmic sounds – each time the sound comes up again your ears are going to focus on it.
This makes for a much more enjoyable listening experience, and it’s also going to sound louder, so extra bonus points for that!
In this tutorial although I show you how to create some rhythmic movement with filter modulation, but there are lots of other ways to accomplish this, like side-chaining, arpeggiators, delays, etc.
I hope this video will help you getting your production skills to the next level!