KOAN sound/Culprate Immaculate Bass?

May 1, 2011

  1. producedbyHANS

    3 posts
    Since Apr 30, 2011
    hey everyone

    ive been wanting to know about this bass sound for a while now, its like a reese/dubstep wobble hybrid that alot of the dubsaw recordings guys use:

    drop for both tracks is at 54 sec

    how does he get that bone shattering crunch? its so compact and punchy :melody:

    im still relatively new to distorted bass sounds, so ive been reading up alot and experimenting on my own, but would anyone have any tips to help me out?

    i read that tutorial by polymass about granular synthesizing basslines+resampling and i think thats about as close as ive been able to find. seems like these dubsaw guys use a lot of the same technique, layering sub+mid distorted reese+granulized sample.

    thanks for reading this, looking forward to any replies!


    hans from tokyo
  2. bloodrobots Hexakosioihexekontahexa

    112 posts
    Since Dec 2, 2010
    We have the technology to rebuild this bass, my people are working on it around the clock.
  3. prosthetic_jesus hobo-ninja

    1,320 posts
    Since Aug 18, 2004

    wait until you hear what Culprate has in store for us on our new Panzer Incus imprint (dark and heavy d&b)

    murder knows a new name

  4. Manny

    149 posts
    Since Nov 23, 2010
    i know you mr can give tips i mean have you heard your sig :eek:
  5. polymass

    685 posts
    Since Jan 15, 2011
    Dont stare yourself to death on the whole granular - frequency splitting thing.

    First you need a good source. Spend a weekend or 2 with your favourite synth (digi or hard). Read the manual. Tbh, sometimes a good fx xhain and bass synth patch is 90% of sound.

    Then use the techniques explained in all the tut's about resampling.

    People seem to think there's some secret sound to be achieved in resampling. It's merely bouncing audio for me. Audio can be manipulated while midi is less flexible in processing you can also automate portamento etc. Something that you loose in audio.

    Hope this helps.
  6. producedbyHANS

    3 posts
    Since Apr 30, 2011
    haha i see what you mean polymass. i think ill take your advice and go back to square one and just work on some reeses for now. thank you for your reply, it definitely helped clear some things up. i just recently hooked my internet back up so ive been a bit overzealous with gathering as much info as my brain can handle haha. thanks for your tutorials by the way, really awesome of you to do them.

    also, bloodrobots, not sure what the comment meant, but that track in your sig is beastly!
  7. Manny

    149 posts
    Since Nov 23, 2010
    ill tell you one thing ive heard, their favorite synth is malstrom in reason and thats all they really use for basses and they process in reason so yeah.... trust me im completely shocked as well. I know culprte says he uses squares a lot
  8. GRFN that some scooby snacks

    229 posts
    Since Aug 18, 2010
    reminicent of an electro bass (i love this style of sound). look up some electro tutorials?

    koan sound is KILLING it right now.

    as for malstrom, i love it. i find i can get cleaner sounding shit out of malstrom than thor 9x out of 10.
  9. Manny

    149 posts
    Since Nov 23, 2010
    I'm not that hood at maelstrom to begin with. :(
  10. lefumusic

    1 posts
    Since Feb 13, 2012
    I made this, you migh find it helpfull :) Posted it on their wall and they liked it! Well, atleast they pressed "Like" ;) Enjoy.

  11. Freddryer

    227 posts
    Since Mar 12, 2006
    lefumusic, are you swedish?? Checking out your tut and by the sound of your accent i assume you are.. Am i right?? Anyway, good tutorial!:twothumbs:
  12. FlatFaced

    837 posts
    Since Jan 17, 2011
  13. Julien Kenney

    Julien Kenney
    338 posts
    Since May 11, 2010
    Culprate uses a lowpass filter at around 100hz on the master channel to make sure the sub is clean and clear. Thats why his sub sounds completely removed from the rest of the mix.