Most dubstep bass-line sounds are created utilizing a method referred to as frequency modulation synthesis also called FM. That is principally the place one oscillator (a sine wave for instance) oscillates the frequency of one other oscillator. FM synthesis can produce a number of complicated tones relying on the sort of waveform you employ as the oscillation supply.
On the ES2 synth go to the oscillator part the place you will notice an ‘oscillator combine’ triangle. Set it in order that the sq. inside the triangle is in the prime nook. Because of this solely oscillator #1 will probably be output.
On oscillator 1 set the wave knob to FM.
On oscillator 2 set the wave knob to sine. Then click on on the ‘sine’ textual content and slide it up till it reads ‘glass 1’. You’re welcome to decide on a totally different waveform however I feel glass 1 appears to work properly. Alternatively, if it helps you possibly can press and shift as you slide up and also you see a numbering system as an alternative of the identify.
Left of the three oscillators is the place you possibly can tune the pitch of the oscillators. Set the coarse frequency of oscillators 1 and a couple of to -24. The coarse frequency worth has a suffix of ‘s’. You possibly can then fantastic tune the frequency utilizing the worth subsequent to it. For now set the positive tune to zero.
Go to the filter (spherical part in the center) and set the left cutoff frequency to zero.314. On the ES2 it’s merely labelled ‘reduce’ and be sure that the ‘mix’ slider is to the left. Set the filter mode to BP. Flip the drive proper up and resonance (res) proper down.
Subsequent go to the results part on the far proper. Choose ‘Refrain’, flip the depth up full and the velocity to zero.60hz.
Go to the ‘Glide’ knob on the far left and switch it as much as 210ms.
Above the filter part there are a number of choices corresponding to poly, mono and so forth.
Select mono, unison and set the voices to eight.
Now go to the router part. You don’t need any routing for now so press ctrl and click on on all of left pointing triangles. It will reset all of the modulation routing.
As an alternative of utilizing the modulation router we’re going to use the ‘vector’ modulation function. I favor to make use of the vector function as I really feel that I’ve extra management over the modulation.
Click on on the vector button on the far proper of the router. By default there ought to be three dots. Click on on the first worth which says 500% and slide it down in order that it says 48.5% or round that determine. Go to ‘Loop Mode’ slightly below and choose the mode ‘Ahead’. Now go to the ‘Loop Fee’ part and set it to 1/four. On the proper hand aspect close to the vector button, under the place it says ‘X-Goal’ click on and maintain the textual content the place it says ‘Off’ and set it to Cutoff 1. On the interval (Int) worth slightly below set it to zero.44.
Discover the ‘Planar Pad’. That is located subsequent to the results part on the proper hand aspect. Earlier than doing something right here click on on the first dot on the vector router then return to the planar pad and drag the sq. to the proper roughly half means. Click on on the second dot on the vector router, return to the planar pad and drag the the sq. all the approach to the proper.
Now hopefully once you press a notice in your keyboard it is best to hear a fats sounding bass-line. Now that you’ve created this patch it is best to reserve it. Then open up a second occasion of the ES2, open the saved preset and alter the ‘Loop Price’ to a totally different worth resembling 1/16 and so forth. By layering up the synth’s on this approach you’ll be able to create complicated and shifting bass-line patterns just like what you hear in lots of dubstep tracks.