Join Brian Lee White for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding the bass, part of Producing Music for Advertisements.
Now that we have a strong foundation with our drums and percussion, I can move on to…building the bass parts. In Dubstep and most electronic music, the…bass components of any mix are very, very important.…And so you can see that I have many different bass parts that I've brought in…from the music stems. I have two Reese basses, which sound like this.…(MUSIC). They both kind of play off of each other.…
I have this very high base that I call a base steamer (MUSIC), it's kind of airy…with a little bit of sub energy. And then an extra bass sub, that you can…see plays off a lot of the Reese basses to add extra low end in certain sections.…(SOUND). And then to add just a little rock and…roll attitude I've got electric bass guitar (MUSIC), and that's just going to…drive those eighth notes in this section where our hats pick up.…
So let's listen to all those together. (MUSIC).…And so you can hear that this main bass Reese here actually isn't just one virtual…instrument being played on a keyboard. There's so many different sounds happening.…
Note: While the composition of the music for this course takes place in Pro Tools, a majority of the content will be about the creative process and translates to almost any DAW.
- Reviewing the creative brief
- Working with temp music
- Choosing an appropriate tempo
- Marking keyframes
- Creating a theme
- Breaking down client feedback
- Implementing revisions
- Printing the music for delivery
- Understanding basic music licensing and publishing principles