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Favourite bass line modules

Post by osten » Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:49 pm

I recently discovered that the WMD Crater can bust out some really groovy bass lines and that got me thinking what other modules there are out there.
What is your favourite bass line module and why?

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Re: Favourite bass line modules

Post by Zymos » Thu Nov 11, 2021 6:22 pm

I really enjoy NE Ataraxis, usually through a Wasp filter in my case.
It helps that I <don’t> enjoy it all that much in its higher registers, so it sort of seemed a no brainer to use it for bass lines.

Now I want to try Crater for that…!

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Re: Favourite bass line modules

Post by jkanizzle » Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:26 pm

Erica Bassline module is baller if you like the 303 sound. It's not exactly the same as the 303, but it's def Acid'y.

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Re: Favourite bass line modules

Post by jschussler » Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:58 pm

Rare Waves Hydronium. Especially if you use the send/return and go through a Godeater or other juicy distortion.



I'll also second the Erica Synths Bassline DB-01. It's not so literal 303, but it's definitely got plenty of acid in it:


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Re: Favourite bass line modules

Post by batch » Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:40 pm

Atlantis!
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Re: Favourite bass line modules

Post by blaythe.steuer » Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:32 am

Any sine or triangle in to some distortion into a lpf!! It’s modular!

oh and Manis Iteritas is easy mode awesome bass lol

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Re: Favourite bass line modules

Post by The Junglechrist » Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:28 am

The sound of the Verbos Harmonic Oscillator when a short envelope is sent to open the all the harmonics by controlling the "width" parameter. It's been ages I havn't used it like this tho, glad this thread reminded me of this sound hahaha.

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Re: Favourite bass line modules

Post by smurphd » Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:47 am

I mostly use, cwejman vco2, shapeshifter and rings. I love them all but the cwejman has some really awesome low end.
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Re: Favourite bass line modules

Post by boat dares » Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:07 am

Lately I've been using the bow section on an Elements clone, and FMing it with a VCO from Wogglebug. It gets some pretty satisfying bass tones, but I've still been thinking about switching it up.

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Re: Favourite bass line modules

Post by bemushroomed » Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:26 am

PreenFM2... love having presets in euro..

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Post by diggida » Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:29 am

I’m a neophyte, but I get most the lowend from my Grandmother. I love that old school dark fuzzy vibe when you push the CP3 section. I can get similar results cranking my SE Mix4 with my other VCOs, but the whole package of the GM gets that cool vibe.

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Post by dooj88 » Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:53 am

don't sleep on braids - i was scrubbing through the models looking for a good bass sound and was pretty surprised with CSAW. i basically never use that model, but cranking up the SIGN parameter for some distortion made it sound really good.

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Post by ATW » Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:05 am

AFG, Mangrove, any sine wave, and Rings.

I like the way a self-oscillating VCF responds to a bit of saturation + attenuated noise + fm.
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Re: Favourite bass line modules

Post by boat dares » Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:12 am

dooj88 wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:53 am
don't sleep on braids - i was scrubbing through the models looking for a good bass sound and was pretty surprised with CSAW. i basically never use that model, but cranking up the SIGN parameter for some distortion made it sound really good.
I'm going to have to try that one. I always use Braids for more melodic/lead sounds, but that sounds promising

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Re: Favourite bass line modules

Post by omega8870 » Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:05 am

batch wrote:
Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:40 pm
Atlantis!
Raise.

Atlantis's osc looped into a BiFold and back.

Insanity.


Also, Erica Synth's Bassline or M303 for those quick pluck basslines.

AFG for everything else.

I've got a DixieII+ & Rubicon2 combo arriving soon, so I look forward to what these two can create together.

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Re: Favourite bass line modules

Post by neuehufte » Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:35 pm

Really loving tides v2 for bass duties. So many modulation options. Really fat

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Re: Favourite bass line modules

Post by modeland » Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:55 pm

The WMD PDO and Cursus Iteritas are my top oscillators in my system for bass. PDO just sounds amazing at bass frequencies, and the Cursus, with some subtle modulation, can give a really bouncy textured bass.
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Re: Favourite bass line modules

Post by natureclubcassettes » Fri Nov 12, 2021 6:32 pm

Tides v1. I almost never use it as an envelope/LFO because of this. plus doesn't require a filter or VCA

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Re: Favourite bass line modules

Post by BailyDread » Sat Nov 13, 2021 5:24 pm

Dinsync Osc303 into dinsync vcf 303 into L-1 quad vca… crystal clear 303 sexiness ;)

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Re: Favourite bass line modules

Post by paranormind » Sat Nov 13, 2021 5:27 pm

Noise Engineering SincIter.
A small and overlooked module, incredible for basslines.

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Re: Favourite bass line modules

Post by Stu B » Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:25 am

I’ve got a Mother 32 with a Dixie hooked into it for bass lines and it works a treat. The extra waveforms and FM in the Dixie add a lot to the 32 and the patch memory means there’s always somewhere to go easily when I’m having a jam and things get a bit wild. You can always go back to a fat baseline, kick and hi hat and things be sweet.

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Re: Favourite bass line modules

Post by sir stony » Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:11 am

I often wonder why people ask about modules instead of ways.
I don't read "bass line" equivalent to "acid line" (303 style), so it can be anything really. I don't reach out for particular modules, but more for proven ways of patching up something that will give me the desired result. Of course, for users that have a compact rack with a narrower choice of modules, as well as a limited choice of what they aim to create, they will usually have their favourites.
I feel that especially bass is largely indifferent to the actual sound sources, because in the end, most of the sound spectrum that contained more details is cut or at least severely reduced and masked by the rest of what's going on. Except for the few cases where a bass sound is saturated and inflated with overtones to take up the whole spectrum on its own, but that is not what I would call a "bass line", either.

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Re: Favourite bass line modules

Post by burdickjp » Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:50 pm

Right now my go to for bass duties is Frequency Central Monograf into Plankton Electronics Nutone.
I've used a Frequency Central Product as well, but it's a bit big for this case.

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Re: Favourite bass line modules

Post by Keltie » Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:35 am

dooj88 wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:53 am
don't sleep on braids - i was scrubbing through the models looking for a good bass sound and was pretty surprised with CSAW. i basically never use that model, but cranking up the SIGN parameter for some distortion made it sound really good.
Isn't SIGN unique per module? You might have lucked out ( mine just sounds a bit like overdrive, not bad, but nothing amazing...)

Call me basic, w/e, but I love Braids FOLD mode, with some of the internal AD into the mods. Super easy deep house bass vibes.

BIA with plenty of mod action of course - also awesome.

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Re: Favourite bass line modules

Post by dooj88 » Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:27 am

Keltie wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:35 am
dooj88 wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:53 am
don't sleep on braids - i was scrubbing through the models looking for a good bass sound and was pretty surprised with CSAW. i basically never use that model, but cranking up the SIGN parameter for some distortion made it sound really good.
Isn't SIGN unique per module? You might have lucked out ( mine just sounds a bit like overdrive, not bad, but nothing amazing...)

Call me basic, w/e, but I love Braids FOLD mode, with some of the internal AD into the mods. Super easy deep house bass vibes.

BIA with plenty of mod action of course - also awesome.
yeah, supposedly, but i'm not sure how widely the effect varies. there was a thread a while back comparing them, and at the time i couldn't detect anything significant. but also, if you're going for smoother effect then yeah SIGN won't give you what you're after, i was going for crunch.

certainly doesn't get you into this territory.


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