Merging and melding basses
Don’t be afraid to stack multiple sources to create complex and interesting bass sounds. Some of the esoteric bass ideas in the walkthroughs from the previous page might be interesting, but lack the weight and solidity of a traditional synth bass. The solution? Layer your interesting textual sound with a more straightforward one to achieve the best of both worlds. Layering atonal sounds such as tape noise or field recordings with classic melodic bass is particularly effective. Try adding sampled noise over your favourite synth bass part and distorting and compressing both together to create a unified sound with a ton of character.
If your bass lacks texture, it's fair game to import some interesting audio over the top and merge the two