5Pin Media proudly presents Bass Line Sequences Vol.1 tailor made for Minimal Techno, Hypnotic Techno, Deep Tech and Tech House.
We fired up 12 of our prized sequencer driven analog bass boxes and a couple of our favourite software bass line emulations to bring you a diverse sound pallet with spades of character that range from minimal, percussive, classic acid to downright unruly.
The main goal behind this collection was to create variations for a given pattern that can be combined in interesting ways. Typically you will find each successive version has a more aggressive tone and/or variations in expression – think of it as varying shades of the loop which can be used to build a more complex evolving 8 or 16 bar section in your composition. This will make the part more dynamic and feel less like a single static 4 bar loop. Lookout for further tips in the product “Info” folder. Bass Line Sequences Vol.1
Combine darker versions of a pattern by applying a Low Pass Filter to give a Sub Bass part with a more brighter aggressive version on top with a High Pass Filter and then crossfade with another tonally different version. Panning differing versions opposite to one another (with a High Pass Filter applied) creates a thick wide top layer with a subtle chorus depending on how much they vary. Once you embark on combining the different variations in this manner new ideas are likely to follow and the loops take on a new dimension.
Re-Sequence the patterns by slicing and triggering the slices via MIDI resulting in a completely new pattern that can be as dense or sparse as you want. This is by far the most inspirational and powerful technique for maximising the potential of these bass line loops.
All of the loops have deliberately been left dry with the exception of a few wet versions with the dry version present. Dry loops are far better for achieving the above described composite loops and effects such as reverb or delay can be applied to taste to glue the net result.
Lookout for further tips in the product “Info” folder.
The soul and essence of the analog machines have been captured across 925 loops @ 123, 125, 126, 127, 128, 130 and 132bpms, WAV and Apple formats included with corresponding MIDI loops for some of the patterns.
The majority of the 82 MIDI loops were programmed in 303 step sequencer fashion and then converted to MIDI ensuring the correct note lengths, slides and accents were preserved. The included instruments and patches, will play the MIDI true to the original 303. The note velocities have also been optimised for reliable playing of any other MIDI bass instrument including soft synths such as ABL2 by Audiorealism and Phoscyon by d16 as well as hardware synths such as the XoX Box, TD-3 and TT303.
As a bonus we have also included all the elements from the second demo with the exception of one vocal loop appearing at 1m42s which is from our Rominimal & Micro House library.
The majority of the Drums featured in the main demo are from our Killa House & Bass release.
All sample content 100% royalty free.