Discussion in 'Pro Audio Gear' started by reddb, Jul 17, 2003.
Korg Tritons are favorites among the Hip Hop/Rap crowd. I use a lot of Roland Stuff. The XV Series has a lot of Sub Bass patches that are good for that sort of stuff, but I'm sure the Korg has some sub bass patches as well. Then, I think EQ is the big thing, just don't kill it because bass eats up a lot of headroom in a mix.
The boost gives that deep sound, and the limiting ensures that it eats up a constant amount of headroom - no sudden peaks.
It needs to literally be clipped so that the headroom for everything else isn't gobbled up.
The alternative would be to use a Peakslammer-esque plugin (Thanks to Ethan for the heads up on that one!). I personally haven't tested it out, but it would be better for limiting without altering the tonal character.
He'll do one track clean and then a dirty track with the sans amp effect...slightly panned to seperate and it actually does an impressive job!
It's important that it is close to a pure sine-wave because anything else will contain higher frequency harmonics that could interfere with other material.
BTW, this also works well to give the KICK DRUM more deep end.
Use it on either the bass or the kick - never on both, though !
Waves are also somewhat effective, or sine wave through a tube warmer for even harmonics. Not to mention uber-controlled volumes .
Just needs to be synced with the kick drum for that starting oomph.
.............well at least he sounds like a bass player, although it really is my son who is a (lead) guitarist.
but seriously, i do a lot of hip hop production, i have a triton but mainly usr propellerheads Reason 2.5 for most of my production. (check out www.northeastshore.net) make sure you have tho polyphony set to 1 and a legato attack so you can get those superfast r&b twists and turns. this ends up sounding very compressed but actually is not. LPFs also work very very well. monitoring these frequencies gets to be really tricky also (subwoofers anyone?) good luck.
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