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In this class you will learn how to Create Your own Master Bass Template, so that you can dial up the perfect bass sound for all of your tracks, faster and with more control.


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Mikael "Mike" Baggström

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Mikael Baggström

Music Composer | Sound Designer | Video Producer


Hey Friends and Creative People!

My name is Mike, and I am a Music Composer, Sound Designer and Artist. I Share my Story, Journey, Experience and Knowledge, to Inspire and Empower Creative People like you. =)


I believe that learning should be fun. I love to bring my personality into my teaching style. I also try to make my courses dynamic, to be more interesting to you. =)

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Mike from Sweden
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1. Welcome: Hey, friends hand will come in these clothes You learn how to design and customize your own unique monster based sound. I hate spending hours scrolling through. Priest it off the priests it to find the sound I want, don't you? Well, after this close, you will be able to dial in the perfect base sound for every track you make much faster and with more control. So stop wasting your time doing this. Ah, do it the pro way instead. But using a master base template so you can start making music. My name is Mike and I am super excited to get started teaching you this close. Just click the enroll button that I'm waiting for you in the next video, my friends. 2. Introduction: Hey, friends. My name is Mike, and I am a music composer and sound designer from Sweden. My biggest passion in life is to inspire and motivate people all over the world with my music and sounds. I also love to share my story and journey as an artist on my YouTube channel Live show e mail east and on social media. And you are more than welcome to full of my journey on any of these channels. In this close, I will share with you how I create a master base template. So what is the most er base template? Well, I think of it as a starting point for your base so that you then can load it up on every project and easily adjusted to fit your track. This will speed up. You work for a lot when you produce your music. And remember, I will teach you the way I do it. Hey, want you to learn from my method as a guideline? Not an exact recipe to follow. So please adapt my method to suit your personal work, though change things, add things or even just use it for inspiration. In the end of this calls, you will be able to create your own master base template. Well, right, Let's get started 3. The Process: all right now, I will share the entire process. I personally used to create a most of base template. I use three layers, which is enough to create a full bass sound layer one. I always start by creating the depth and roundness off the base, the low end that will be felt to the bone. If you have a big enough speaker system, I have found that a warm and the deep suburb a stone works grateful this. The focus range of this layer is between 20 and 100 hertz, so I put a low post filter just above 100 hertz. This is the easiest layer to create, and most often you will not have to change this layer. When starting a new track, you only need to dial in the right amount off sub base in the mix. Here is some advice for you. Never add effects on this layer because you want the low end of your mix to be clear and controlled. Adding effects to the low and frequencies is a recipe for a modern mix. All right, now, let's take a listen to an example off the end result off this layer. Uh, Layer two. Here is where I add the body off the base, the fat and punch. This is the layer that will be heard the most and basically be the main port off the bass sound. Sometimes I use an electric bass sound for this layer, and other times I use a synth bass, since layer one takes care off the deep low end, I filter out everything below 100 hertz on this later, and since I know I will have 1/3 layer for the top end of the base, I also add a filter to cut out everything above the low mids, usually around one kilohertz or so. Then I also add a bit of saturation to this layer to make it sound really fat and womb. If you want your final bass sound for your track to be really big and wide, this is the layer where you want to add stereo effects like chorus or unison. Here's an example of how this layer can sound. If you're going for a more electric bass feel, and if you want that really big and wide sing the bass sound, it can sound like this. Just be aware that making that they sound bigger and wider means that you will have less space in your mix for other instruments. In fact, that is a good rule of thumb. You should remember think off a track like a cake. The bigger the sound you make, the bigger the slice off the cake. It will take layer three. This is where you add the spork and error to the base. This is the layer that will make the base audible even on tiny speakers. I start by cutting everything below one kilohertz, since later, one and two takes care of that range. Then I usually add a sound that has some plaque to it, a short, staccato type of sound. This will make sure the full based on will be heard on every speaker. But still, look, take up too much space in the mid frequency spectrum. Here is an example of how this layer concerned. So how do you stack these layers together into one single most or bass sound? Well, basically, you have two options. The first and most common option is to use a group track in your D A W and add three different instrument plug ins to that group. Then you play and record all media on this group track itself. When you do this, all three tracks that belong to the group will play the same media. The result of this is a monster bass sound with three separate layers. The second option, which I personally use, is to use a multi port instrument plug in so that you can add all layers inside the same plug in. I use only sphere or trillion for this. And then I choose stacking mode, which basically means layering all sounds into one after you have set up all three layers and stack them together. Using one of the methods I mentioned, you can start being really creative by adding effects to each layer off the base. The really great thing is that you can have different effects to each layer. But remember to be careful with effects on these sub base layer to keep the low and clean in the mix. The final step is to mix the sound level off the layers and at the master effects to polish the complete bass sound. Usually a compressor on tone shaping e que is enough here, but you might want to add a bass AMP if you want to shape the complete bass sound in a more extreme way. All right. In the next video, I will show you a live demonstration off the set up. So let's continue, my friends. 4. Live Demo: So this is a group track on. If I click this arrow, I open up the different instruments that are part of this group and let me show you how I create a brand new group track. So in logic Pro X, you need to have a couple of tracks already made. Then you select all tracks, right. Click and choose Create track stack, which is basically the name for a group track in logic. Then you choose summing, stack and press create Now. First, I want to name the tracks. So this is the group track and I will name it moster base sound, and these layers I will name the first lady will be the suburb a sport. So let's go with sub base. The second layer will be the body off the base, so I will pull it main base and the third layer will take care of the top frequencies off the base. So let's call that top base. Now it's time to add some sounds to these layers, so I will select the first track, the sub base layer, and then add an instrument plug in and I will go with alchemy for this layer then I want to search for a suburb a sound, so I will go to base sub. Then I will test a couple of these presets to find a sound that I like. These one is perfect. Now let's move on to the second layer, which is the main base. And here I want to find a really fat synth sound. So I will open up my plug ins, and this time I will go with Reactor. And then I will find one of my favorite plug ins for base, which is monarch by native instruments. These synthesizer is modeled after one off the most famous movie synthesizers, and I love the sound of it. Listen on, that's yesterday D d full sound. So let's go through a couple of presets in the base category to find a good fat sound. 000 Let's go with that one. Well, right now it's time for the third layer, which is the top part off the base. I want to go with trillion for this layer. So for this top base layer, I always want to find a short and Placke type of sound so that the full bay sound will cut through the mix and be heard even on tiny speakers. All right, so let's go to synth bass on. I will choose Percussive, since to find a really cliquey and snappy sound on. Remember the bass part of these sounds will not be heard, so I want just want to find one with a really quick and step to it. I think I will choose that one. Okay, so now it's time to separate these three layers by adding an individual equaliser to each of these channels so that they will all have their own part off the full bass sound. So let's start by adding an E Q to the suburb base layer. I will go down to audio effects and at Channel EQ you. And since this is the sub base layer off the most herb a sound, I want to put a low post filter on it and drag it all the way down to around 100 hertz or so because these other two layers will take care off the higher frequencies. Then I go to the second layer, which is the main base, and once again go to all your effects and add a channel EQ you. And here I start by putting a high post fielder on the same frequency that I'd shows for the sub bass part for a low pass filter. So around 100 hertz and then a low pass filter, which I put usually around one kilo hertz or so because I only want the fatness and warmness off this main bass sound. And then finally, I go to the top based layer at another e que. And for this, our use a high pass filter all the way up to the same frequency as I used in the main base port to cut out all the top frequencies. And here I only want the top frequencies left in the top of bass sound and take a listen to how drastic the effects sounds, especially on the top bass sound without the e que. They're still stop base and fatness in this base on. But I only want this layer to take care of the top frequencies, so we ve que it sounds really thin, but I only wanted for the snappy nous and pluckiness off the tone. Let's take a listen to about the EQ you did for the main base sound as well. So without the e que and we the e que. And for the sub base layer, this one is really subtle. But it's a little tiny difference that's without, and that's with. And now it's time to set the levels for each layer off the monster bass sound. And most often you pulled the level of the sub base down as well as the top base, because the main base is what will be mostly heard in the mix, and the subways and top base will only fill out the main bass sound. Then I often ad saturation and other effects to the main base sound to really make it fat and warm. So now I have added these saturation plug in called Supercharger on the main base sound. So take a listen how it sounds without it, And now with And if you really want to make the bass sound fool and wide, you can add a chorus effect on the main base sound. So let's go to modulation at a chorus and let's take a listen on how this sound without chorus And now, with all right now, let's take a listen to the final result off the monster based sound. All right, that's how I do with my friends. So I hope you got some motivation and inspiration to create your own master based template . Now let's continue in the next video, my friends. 5. Congratulations!: Congratulations. You have completed the full close, which means that you are a person who finish what you start. I would like to kindly ask of you to leave a review on my clothes because it motivates me to create new classes. All right, now it's time for you to take action. You're close. Project is both creative and fun. You will make your own monster based template so full of the East instructions in the close product section and get started right away. Remember, taking action is the only way to success. So let's start up your music software and create some base. I also want to invite you to sign up for my V I p e mail list. It's completely free and you will get a bonus content. Special offers, v I P updates and much more. Finally, I want to thank you for taking my calls, and I hope to see you soon in one of my other closest. I wish you a great day. You look, my friends