I've got some tracks to score for a possible modern action-type bit. If anybody's seen the Sentinel, that's the kind of stuff I'm looking for. I plan to use things like Stylus and Atmosphere for a lot of the percussion effects. My question is, what do scores like this and The Rock use to get those repetitive bass techno-ish sounds? Or, maybe this is better: when writing music like this, what's the best layer to start with? At first I thought it might be the drums, but now I'm not so sure. Perhaps the bass? And it's not a "rock" type bass like trilogy...
Curious as to how to get started. Any help would be appreciated!