Building up a powerful low-end
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.