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rolling basslines

Keep the rhythm going

Another way to add some excitement and energy into your mix is using rolling basslines
they are easy to make. You basically just make them with a tonic for example whatever chord your in if its bflat or cmaj you just take that one note and go up an octave.

Then you put them around the sub bass if  your sub bass falls on 3 5 7 9 11 and 13 etc then your rolling basslines will hit around 1,2,4,6,8,10 and 12.

To get that true trance rolling bassline what you want to do is have some interplay with both notes the one up ,higher up an octave,and the lower one. and play around with it with your sub bass and your kick until you get it just right.

dont forget to add some distortion ! Incase you need some help look here .



What i done here is find an octave and go up one octave in this case its a2 and a3 and alternate the notes.
in my case i chose bflat and bflat. You can choose whatever note you want just use two of the same notes. To get more creative make your own melody with the rolling bass line and have more than just the one note
A rolling bassline is the perfect thing  for a intro or a build up when you need to return to the central idea of your song.

To hear what this sounds like. have a listen.



If youd like to create that same patch that i did  just copy what i have created in OBXD and have some fun with it. Its free to download the synth  from here .

Heres my settings if you like my rolling bassline.


Dont stop there make sure to always stack your elements. So add a sub bass to the trance rolling bassline and some chords and you have yourself the start of a intro.


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