Bassdrum Fl Studio

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Bass Drum Fl Studio

Reese bass is a common sound in drum & bass and in this tutorial I’m going to show you how to create reese bass in FL Studio using it’s native plugins.

Load 3xOsc and use the following settings:

DrumBassdrum Fl Studio

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  • Oscillator 1: select saw as the oscillator shape and set the fine tune to -10 cents
  • Oscillator 2: select saw as the oscillator shape as well and set the fine tun to +20 cents.
  • Oscillator 3: we are not going to use osc 3, so set it’s volume to 0 %.
  • Root key to C7

As this is going to be a reese bass aimed for drum & bass, set the project tempo to 170 BPM.

Bass Drum Roll Fl Studio

Open the Piano Roll and create a bass melody:

Bassdrum Fl Studio

This is how it sounds:

Assign the 3xOsc to a free mixer track and add these plugin effects to it’s fx slots:

Fruity Chorus. Chorus is here to ‘fatten’ the sound. Use the following settings:

Fruity Fast Dist. It’s a distortion effect to add some ‘dirt’ and ‘attitude’ to the sound. Use these settings:

Fruity Love Philter. For filter modulation. Load a preset ‘Default’ first to reset it’s setting and then use the following settings:


And here’s the envelope settings. This is just what I’m using. You can draw what kind of envelope you want:

That’s it. This is the end results:

Sounds very D&B.

I also programmed a typical D&B drum sequence and this is how the reese bass and drums sound together:

And finally, here’s the zipped FL Studio project file for this tutorial.

(This was basically a re-creation of poet666d Reece Bass Modulation Tutorial so big credits for him and thanks for the inspiration – I hope you don’t mind buddy!)