SteveJ... said:Try playing with velocity and overlapping certain notes to get the classic 303 glide. I always run 2 Basslines too - one playing and EQ'd low and sidechained to the kick and one playing higher and EQ'd higher to give the definition.
matt said:I'd recommend 3/4 length notes for bass, rather than half-length (32nd), just to give you more useful time per note - release stage has to be at least 35ms or so (to avoid mild fluffiness or even a click as the note fades out quicker than the fundamental's wavelength) but any longer than that is a waste of time that you could add to the sustain, giving you a tighter, fuller sound - think of it as compression at sound design stage.
BTW, the wavelength thing is also why you can't compress bass with very quick attack/release (below 50ms, combined) as such compression will mess up frequencies below that time/wavelength (and the lower the freq the worse it gets). 20Hz needs 50ms for a full cycle... Just thought I'd mention it
djones said:Btw I'd like to get some tips on compressing (sidechaning) the bass with the kick, within Cubase SX 2.