Posted : admin On 1/26/2022

feedback is greatly appreciated!thanks to @nelchael-recabarren for the flp to this song, so i can cover it!is it too loud?art by internet (i edited it!)

In this sound design tutorial we will be making a simple sub bass using Image-Line’s 3x Osc virtual synthesizer inside FL Studio. So just follow through these simple steps as we proceed to make this sub bass using 3x Osc. 3xOsc Presets: Download here. 3x Osc is a deceptively powerful 3 x Oscillator, subtractive synthesizer feeding the FL Studio Sampler. It has been used in 1,000,000s of FL Studio projects since 2000 and continues to bring bright sunny days to synthesists world wide.


Comment by xylium

@necut: NICE WORK

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Comment by Echeł

@retr0scape: xd

Comment by SayoScar

@guddest-doggo: smh


Comment by SayoScar

@guddest-doggo: do you think i flp edit?

Comment by Husk the Husky

Did you just edit the flp and add things that aren't oscx3 and change the drums....?

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Comment by Turtle Burger

oh my God I just noticed you can kind of see the eyes to the static visor on Miku

Comment by titanicTemplar

@xxenderproxx ok XxEnderProxX

Comment by Xeron

i need a kirito megalovania and disbelief asuna :,D

Comment by SayoScar

@mayhem-redux: thank you for the helpful criticism~


Comment by nec

* this is it luigi we're going to hell

Comment by apex

@mayhem-redux same

Comment by SayoScar

@nelchael-recabarren: got it


Comment by AETHER

i legit barely hear any difference to the original.

This is going to be a long one for sure. Anyway, the bass patches I'll be going through are made in FL Studio 9 with all included plug ins and no fancy synthesis. There is an audio example of what we will be making in my track here:

Bass starts at around 1:10, the wobble and the growly bass are both from the same patch.

If you don't have FL Studio you can apply the same concepts to your sounds, just using different names. Anyways, let's get started.

1. The Basic Patch
I'll be making the basic sound in 3xosc, but you can use Sytrus if you want. First take all the oscillator's coarse tuning (CRS) all the way down. Then set the first osc to saw, second to square, and third to triangle. Leave the volume of each osc on default. Detune each osc a very, very small amount, not too much. Now we head to the filter section in the instrument tab. The filtering by itself will sound horrible, but trust me on this, it's needed for when we overdrive the crap out of it. Set the filter mode to LP x2 or SVF LP x2. We need the x2 mostly for the resonance. Set the Cutoff, or mod x, to 1/8th, so just below the quarter mark. Then set the resonance almost all the way up, at least 3/4 of the way. We will tweak this more later when we overdrive. Don't worry about the mids and highs, we'll get them back later.

2. Basic Processing of our Basic Patch
Alright, so you got through the nasty filtering, congratulations! Now for the fun, distortion! :D First send the 3xosc to a mixer channel. Open a fruity fast distortion on the channel. Our settings will be the deafault, but turn the mix to 3/4. You should have a growly type sound now, so we are going to add some serious dirt now. Open up a Blood Overdrive (it's included with FL studio). Crank the preamp all the way up, turn on x100 mode, and lower the post gain to half. Turn the color and pre band to taste, I like mine really low. We aren't going to use the post filter, we will do our own controlled filtering later. And here we have our basic patch!


3. Making the Dirty Attack Bass
This isn't the wobble, if you just want the wobble then skip ahead. Here is where we make our Noisia type sound, and it is actually really, really easy. A little bit of chorus on the channel adds a lot of character. I used Fruity Chorus on default mode. I turned it down in the signal chain, I like it at 50 to 25 percent (You edit the signal chain next to the slots that have the plug ins and effects, it's a little knob).

4. Layering for our Lovely Wobble
Finally my favorite part. This one is complicated, but if you follow along it should turn out okay, okay? Great. We are going to start by loading our basic patch we made earlier. Then set the first Osc's CRS to half, and the second and third to -12. Change the root note of the synth to C7 so it gets to the right range. Then we are going to duplicate the synth so we have 3 copies of it. All this is doing is making the sound thicker and fatter by adding more textures. On the first clone, raise the cutoff slightly, this way we'll have more highs on this one. On the second clone, change every Osc to square, this one will be a whole new texture. Then go to the filter section on this one, and put cutoff at a quarter. Now we pan one clone all the way to the left, and the other to the right. To get all of them to play in unison, we are going to add a layer channel. Go to Channels>Add One> Layer, and open it up. We need to set the children, so hold shift and click on the place where the little green light shows up next the the name of each synth and to the left of the step sequencer. Then once you have all the grreen lights on your bass and it's clones, hit 'Set Children' and your layer is done.

5. Processing our Wobble
The effects slot is the same as our basic patch in the beginning, make sure every bass in the layer is routed to the channel with the effects listed in step 2, with all the same settings. We are going to more the Blood Overdrive down two slots, and add a Fruity Love Philter and a Fruity Parametric E.Q. 2, in that order. First, open the default preset in the Love Philter, change the filter mode to LP, and then select the x3 Alternate filter mode beside it. We are going to take the cutoff to 15%, then take the resonance down to 40%. Again, you can tweak these to what you like, these are my preferred settings. Then go to the Cutoff tab and go to the LFO. Enable the LFO, move the speed to what you want, and we're done with the Love Philter. Moving on to the Parametric E.Q., we are goinf to boost everything by about 5 dB, then we are going to use the first band to completely remove all the sounds below 50hz. Don't worry, we are going to add more subs later with the addition of a sub bass. Take band number 6 and cut a little at 214 hz, make sure you have a pretty tight bandwidth. Use the third band and boost 417 by about 3.0 dB, make the band width about 40%. For the fourth band, make the bandwidth at about 5-10% and cut to -9dB at 700Hz. I'm going to explain why we did all this E.Q.ing now. First we are cutting the subs so we can use a cleaner, crisper sub later. Then we are cutting a little low mid noise, boosting some of the better tones in the bass, then cutting just a little more noise.

***NOTE: The Bass is Done! Everything else I add is entirely optional and is purely my taste! Skip to Part 6 where I add the sub if you are satisfied!***

Next I'm going to add a Fruity Flangus on the default preset, taking the mix in the signal chain to 40%. All this does is add just a little more texture. Then route the whole mixer track to another empty track, we need a little more room for experimenting. I added another Parametric E.Q. at this point and cut even more subs, we want absolutely zero subs in this bass. Then I added a Fruity Delay 2. I turned the imput pan all the way to the left, and the input volume to half. I set the mode to ping pong, and set the cut to a quarter. All I added after that was some reverb. I set the amount to 13%, decay to 2 seconds, diffusion to 60, low cut to 1200 Hz, high cut off, high dampening off, and color to brighter. I turned the reverb down in the signal chain to 40%.

6. Adding the Subs
This part is very easy to do if you just want a standard sine sub, and not too hard if you want a square sub. Both work, I just prefer the square sub because it has more harmonics, which means that when we filter it, it is essentially octave stacked sines, which really adds some power in the low end. I'm going to start with the square sub, I'll explain the sine later.
Square Sub: First open 3xosc, and send it to an unused mixer track. Set all the Osc to square (shocking, right?), and pitch them all down all the way. Set the root note to C6 so it's in the sub bass range. Now we filter like madmen. Go to the INS section, select LPx2, SVF LP x2 will NOT work here, it is much to hard to get right! Set the cutoff either all the way down, or just above that. Then set the resonance to about 40%. Last step here, we are going to wobble our sub like our main bass so it's in time. To do this we are going to go to the volume tab, and mess with the LFO. Set the speed at the same speed as your main wobble, then set the amount wherever you please. It is important to have no attack or delay, otherwise it'll be off. Now on to our mixer track! We are going to open a Parametric E.Q. 2 (my favorite E.Q. in case you haven't guessed), and just do some minor adjustments for later. Cut a very Small bandwidth at 50 Hz, this adds room for our kick. Then boost just a little right above that. All the boosting does is add some emphasis to the higher harmonics incurred from using a square with an almost self oscillating filter. Essentially it's like stacking sine after sine on top of each other in different octaves.
Sine Sub: If you chose to do it this way, then you'll find it's pretty easy. It's the same as the square sub, but no filtering. Filtering is really the hardest part of the Square Sub, so using a sine is simpler. It just looses a little tone.
For either sub, be sure to add it to your layer, you want your wobble to have a crisp, clean sub bass backing up it's massive dirty wobbly-ness.

And that's it kids! If you've read all the way to here you have more patience then me. Just remember to experiment with your sounds, try different tones, stack things in octaves, use weird effects, notch filtering, whatever. Just remember the number one rule, 'If it sounds good, then it is good!'

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