Build­ing up a pow­er­ful low-end

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26:24Opt­ing for a syn­co­pated bass to com­ple­ment the track’s rolling beats and trippy melodies, Rich and Paul use Sim­pler to play back a low-passed rumbly bass sam­ple. Some ex­tra kicks are added to give the low-end more groove.

An­other bass sound comes in the form of an oc­tave-lay­ered ‘donk’ that’s fil­tered and run through Sound­toys De­cap­i­ta­tor. This is then run through Na­tive In­stru­ments Tran­sient Master to re­store its at­tack, then re­verbed with 2CAu­dio Aether. The re­sult­ing sound is lay­ered with a noisy, de­tuned and dis­torted saw­tooth from u-he’s Hive synth to give it a dirty edge.

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