I\'m trying to find a fat, round, warm bass, the type that you hear on really good R&B/pop records. I can get close with my Proteus 2000(with Phatt board), and with the Novation Nova, but still not there.
A friend in L.A reckons that I need to buy the Studio Electronics SE-1, and that all the top guys there use this module for bass. Unfortunately, it\'s expensive! Is there an alternative? A really good soft synth that can match the SE-1?
In VST instruments, if you\'re looking for strictly a MiniMoog emulator, the closest thing would be Steinberg\'s Model E.
However, the Native Instruments Pro-53 also does a fine job (mainly as a Prophet V emulation, but it also does Moog-like filter tricks). Also, Reaktor can cover that ground, and there are factory ensembles (MiniMood, etc.) which do a fine job of knocking off the Mini.
Personally, I have hardware of that vintage, and don\'t use it from day to day. The software solutions are indistinguishable, except they work a lot better and are far more convenient to use.
Hard to say what exactly you are looking for, but Nova should be THE bass machine, very round and full bass sound..altough presets are crap on it...
I personaly use Virus, AN1X or mixture of both for those \"expencive\" bass sounds.
But u are aware that most of that sound comes from the mix eq and dynamic fx, right?
my advice,don\'t waste money on SE-1...
program your Nova, or search for patches on the web...it is a very good bass machine...now I feel sorry that I sold mine..hehe..
Sorry Eric, I didn`t realise Trilogy incorporates so many samples!! I listened to some demos the day they were posted, but didn`t hear anything suitable. I guess there`s a lot more that I haven`t heard! As a very happy Stylus owner, I think I`m gonna have to buy Trilogy tomorrow. Damn! More money to spend!!