I wanted to test some techniques on the Basslinesynth…
1. Is it possible to make long smooth glides by joining multiple glide notes?
2. Is it possible to make eerie vibrations with multiple glidenotes?
The answer is… Yes it is…
I kind of liked the sound so I made a song out of it.
and here's the Causticfile...
I played around with the BL and gliding notes to get slow sliding and similar things that you did here....... if you think and plan it out well enough, you can do some really cool things here, as you have clearly demsonstrated. Nice work...
The experimental synths, the ARPs and bass progression makes this sound like something Vangelis could have made... good stuff.
Nice work. Sounds like pitchbend and mod wheel added to Caustic. The beat reminds me "running up that hill" (Kate Bush).
Beautiful, chilled music. I love messing around with the bassline synths too but haven't done anything as long and sweeping as this... I'm going to now though.
Am I the only one who misses the old method of entering the notes for the bassline synths? I much prefered the old way - just seemed to end up with patterns that I'd never have come up with using the current method... oh well maybe thats just me :)
Would love to see an arpeggiator (planned, i think) or something like Reason's Matrix Pattern Sequencer in the future to help make music like this. Good stuff.
Very nice work my friend. Really drawing out those bassline synths for some power leads! I absolutely cannot wait until pitch bend functionality comes to the PCMsynths... it's going to open up a whole new world of creativity (especially for guitar sounds- this was the big thing missing in my Nine Inch Nails cover tracks). You have taken command of the pitch bend in the bassline/ 303 synths on this one.
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The lack of pichbend and modwheel was my biggest disappointment when I first downloaded Caustic, you sort of expect those functions on a synthesizer but it does make you creative not to have them. Of course I do want them and I understand Rej is working on it, I’m just saying that there’s always another way to do it. As an guitarist I do a lot of bending and vibrations but if you study the old guys who played on guitars with very thick and tensed strings they often ‘walked up’ to the note instead of bending, that sounds just as good if you plan it carefully. You can’t make screaming metal solos that way but the Bassline can sound very guitarlike with the right settings and played the right way. It was Zicman’s songs that inspired me to explore the basslinesynth more and I’m sure I’ve only scratched the surface of it yet.
I’m happy with the pattern-editor, entering notes with buttons feels unnatural for me. It’s a faster way of entering notes on a real 303, the option would have been a tiny LCD-display and menu buttons. I don’t think Roland would have sold as many of those machines if it wasn’t for that easy and fast way of making bass lines, but on a computer and on a Android device it just feels weird to do it that way. The new way lets me enter the notes faster and alter the note lengths much easier, and removing the buttons from the UI made room for more options to.
One thing I do miss however is the ability to route LFO to pitch, and it would be nice to be able to chose waveform of the LFO to like on the PCM and Subsynth.