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Creating a Noyo Funk Bass Tutorial: Easy and Fast Techniques

Tutorial | Jun 18, 2019

In this video, I show you how to create a Noyo Funk bass using synthesis techniques in the pulley grid. I start by swapping out an envelope for an ADSR to have more control, and I change the triangle to a phase one oscillator. Then, I clone the oscillator and phase modulate one with the other. This creates a nice sounding bass quickly. I also add some effects like an all pass filter and distortion to enhance the sound. I use EQ and a macro knob to further shape the bass. The key is to experiment with different parameters and create movement in the right ranges. I also demonstrate how to create different variations of the bass sound by making small edits and changes. Finally, I share the patch I created in my guitar repository. Overall, it's a fast and easy way to create a Noyo Funk bass.

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Questions & Answers

Maybe you dont watch the video, here are some important takeaways:


1. What is the tutorial about?

The tutorial is about creating a Noyo Funk bass. The person asked for a tutorial on this specific bass sound, so the video aims to provide step-by-step instructions on how to achieve that sound using the pulley grid and various settings.

2. What are the main components needed to create the Noyo Funk bass?

The main components needed to create the Noyo Funk bass are two phase oscillators, an ADSR envelope, and a bit of distortion. By phase modulating one oscillator with the other and adjusting the values on the knobs, a nice sounding bass can be achieved.

3. Can additional effects be added to enhance the bass sound?

Yes, additional effects can be added to enhance the bass sound. The video suggests using an all pass filter on the upper frequencies, a mixer module for additional filtering, distortion for added texture, and a short reverb for a metallic effect. These effects can be adjusted to suit the desired sound.

4. How can the sound be further customized and automated?

The sound can be further customized and automated by using EQ settings, macro knobs, and automation. By adding an EQ in the FX stage and using a macro knob, the range of the EQ settings can be defined. This allows for adjustments in the automation process or when creating a track. Additionally, various parameters in the grid itself can be defined and automated to create different sounds for bridges, breaks, and other sections. Experimenting with small changes and edits is key to keeping the sound interesting and dynamic.


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[00:00:00] Hey, welcome to another video on this channel and someone asked about a tutorial and someone asked about the Noyo
[00:00:06] Funk bass tutorial, so I'm trying to create some kind of Noyo Funk bass
[00:00:12] in this tutorial so and we start of course with the pulley grid and
[00:00:18] I'm turning on my
[00:00:22] Keyboard here so that I can use it turn on my headphones and we can start
[00:00:28] And
[00:00:30] the first thing I'm going to do is to exchange this envelope here to
[00:00:35] for an ADSR to have more control
[00:00:40] And
[00:00:46] Exchange the triangle to in phase one because I like this phase one oscillator and
[00:00:52] then
[00:00:54] Cloning this one. So I have two
[00:00:56] and
[00:00:58] I'm phase modulating
[00:01:00] The one oscillator with the other
[00:01:03] So
[00:01:05] You
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[00:01:40] And you can see you get a nice sounding bass pretty fast and it's all about
[00:01:47] what you are aiming for and what sound you are going for and
[00:01:51] there are probably
[00:01:53] thousands of ways to do this and
[00:01:56] Yeah, that's pretty much the easiest and fastest way. You just need to face
[00:02:02] oscillators here and a bit distortion
[00:02:06] And the right amount of values on the knobs of course
[00:02:40] So, this is one easy setup for a bassline
[00:02:55] and maybe we can add some fancy FX maybe
[00:03:03] Add one of these all pass filters here, but only on upper frequencies
[00:03:10] High pass there is
[00:03:14] And one of these mixer devices or modules
[00:03:21] Maybe try and add some filters
[00:03:48] I
[00:03:50] Oh
[00:04:08] Oh
[00:04:10] Oh
[00:04:38] And maybe also again distortion
[00:04:42] Or
[00:04:57] That's maybe a bit too much
[00:05:02] Oh
[00:05:04] Oh
[00:05:06] No
[00:05:33] Go to C5
[00:05:49] When this knob is at 100% here the filter actually changes when you press different
[00:06:00] So the filter is basically moving when you press different keys
[00:06:04] Okay, so let's add some EQ in the FX stage here
[00:06:28] And maybe add a macro knob here because we can define now range for
[00:06:35] For the EQ setting
[00:06:40] And we can use this macro knob here later on in the automation process or in the
[00:06:52] When we create a track we can then draw in some automation
[00:06:57] And we can also define not only the EQ here
[00:07:10] can also define some other different parameters here in the grid itself and
[00:07:17] whole secret about
[00:07:22] Having these nora funk bassline or creating these nora funk bass lines is basically the movement of different parameters in the right
[00:07:29] Ranges on the right sweet spot areas
[00:07:32] Oh
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[00:07:40] Oh
[00:07:42] Oh
[00:08:10] So maybe also at one of these FX to
[00:08:14] Devices here to actually only
[00:08:19] Apply the blue device on the upper frequencies
[00:08:26] And try maybe a very short reverb to get this metallic
[00:08:45] And
[00:08:47] So
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[00:09:56] So this is good enough for me for this tutorial at least
[00:10:01] to show you how you can create such an arrow nora funk bass lines pretty fast and easy and
[00:10:07] Maybe try on some notes. Yeah
[00:10:11] And yeah
[00:10:28] Oh
[00:10:34] That's let's take the perfect fifth here
[00:11:02] Let's take this one just for the demo
[00:11:27] When you are finished with creating the clips the midi clips or the note clips for the bass line here
[00:11:52] Then you start to bounce down everything the audio. That's what I do usually
[00:11:57] to create more edits and small changes like reversing certain audio files or
[00:12:03] apply
[00:12:06] filtering
[00:12:07] Pitch shifting and so on and draw in all the automation here at the at the bottom
[00:12:12] It's all about
[00:12:14] Keep the sound interesting. You can always go back to your original patch here make some small changes
[00:12:22] To create a different kind of sound for bridges or breaks or so on
[00:12:27] And yeah, it's all about
[00:12:29] the changes small changes
[00:12:32] Small edits and keep the sound interesting
[00:12:35] and this patch is
[00:12:38] Now called nora punk and I put this patch into my guitar repository and there's also a link down in the description
[00:12:48] And that's it for this tutorial. Thanks for watching and I'll see you in the next one. Bye
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