How to make this incredible lead bass sound ?

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  1. Nemesis

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    Hi everyone.
    I've been wondering how Jackson has made this lead sound at 0:28 on this track.
    It sounds so amazing and I really want to master this kind of sound design on synths.

     
  2. phumb-reh

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    Umh, I'd try to use a modulated square wave with PWM cranked up high to get that "thin" sound. Then maybe filter it a bit and saturate. Light reverb after that.

    It sounds also that there's some out of phase stereo effect going on, but I guess that would be optional.
     
  3. Baxter

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    Pretty low saw wave (sounds like just a single saw). Narrow bandpass filters (try two or three narrow ones pretty close apart, to create a vocal-ish formant around 400-1200).
    Edit: Try highpass filters (and/or bandpass) in serial, with high resonance. Finish it off with a saturation/distortion, to enhance the effect.
    Other than that it's just layered with the initial synth (in the beginning) and there is some microshifting added to make it a bit wider. You could also use chorus to get similar effect.
     
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  4. JMOUTTON

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    what Baxter said.

    There are few oscillators in intervals + ++

    add bit-crusher and arp-ed gate.

    Glitch bass is mostly about modulation and cuts in post so this is not something that plays like that.
     
  5. Nemesis

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    Hey it's working great so far. There are just a few terms that I don't understand.
    JMOUTTON, when talk about "few oscillators in intervals + ++", what does it mean ?
    Same for "arp-ed gate".

    Thanks so much guys. :)
     
  6. Mud Jones

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    Massive X and/or Spire.
     
  7. Nemesis

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    Mud Jones : I used Bazille for this
     
  8. JMOUTTON

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    There is a second oscillator playing at an interval one 12semi tones up and one sometimes sounding even higher can't tell through the distortion and bit reduction.

    You can use an arpeggiator to control a gate so that sound cuts in and out on pattern and even re-trigger the filter envelope or by-pass it depends on how you set it up. -> arp-ed gate my own shorthand maybe idk...
     
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    I'm interested with the sound as well. Please share your result (or even better the presets) if you manage to make it.
     
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