Dubstep, techno and drum and bass technicians will at some point need a tearing Reese bass for there new dance floor track. The Reese bass is a classic 'dirty bass' sound. From the more subtle terrorist Reese to the intense alien girl Reese they all have a similarity. The saw tooth wave.So to start off with, get a multi oscillator synthesizer (ideally 3 or 4 oscillators) like the albino, logic's ES2, Massive etc. You will want to set the first oscillator and all the other oscillators to the saw tooth wave form. The saw tooth is very rich in harmonic waves, The normal waves ramps upward and then drops sharply. There are also sawtooth waves where the wave ramps down and then rises sharply. Commonly known as a reverse sawtooth. As signals, the two variations of the sawtooth sound the same until paired together.After you have got your synth running with 3 oscillators, it's time to detune them by around +/- 25cents, this is essential for drum and bass and dubstep. This gives the Reese a very deep edgy sound, rather than just a flat buzzing sound.Once you have got your detuned saw tooth, (this is essentially the basis of the Reece) - You can go ahead and start producing and shaping the sound for your specific genre, dubstep or drum and bass. Here are some of the main parameters you can use:ASDR on the filterA nice way to get a movement on the Reese bass is to add envelope to the filter section, Reese bass noises are very sensitive to filters and utilizing a high pass filter you can get a very driven sounding lead, or use a low pass and get a very nice bass. try using around 20% of filter attack for dubstep and 30% for drum and bass.PhaseBecause of the harmonic phases all ready occurring due to the multiple oscillation, adding a phase plug in can and does work pretty good. It's better to use a sparse amount of phase to subtly enhance the sound rather than extreme amounts FlangeThe flange process can add a nice bit of subtle metallic rasp to the sound, this is very pleasing effect for that big warehouse dubstep sound.DelayThe delay effect can make a Reese sound massive! Try using a delay just before the drop.ReverbAgain minimal applications of reverb can act very aggressively on your noise, I find the Reverb that comes packed with guitar amps works very well.Other plug-in's that add madness to your Reese include: Distortion, compression, LFO, unison, analog knobs and auto filters work especially well with dubstep.In summary, it is best to effect your Reese line a lot for dubstep and drum and bass programming. It's a well used if not over used sound, so to make it stand out you will have to be creative with your sound programming skills - Filters act in the biggest way and reverb is essential!
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