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06-09-2005, 03:51 PM
can anyone tell me how to make a good bassline?
i havent got a clue.

06-09-2005, 03:57 PM
sample it!

Ok...go to your favorite audio editor and generate a pure sine wave (length not really important, nor frequency). Load it up in Fruity Loops or whatever you use for musical production. Set up the sample to loop so that the sample can play as long as necessary, generating a pure sine wave.

Now write your bassline. For a nice sound it helps to cut the volume right before another note triggers. For example you have a trigger on step 0 and 3 then on step 2 set the volume of the sample to 20 (assuming default is 64 or 80 or something).

That's the simplest way.