LANDR Blog: Starting Your Tracks with a Bassline

The LANDR blog has an interesting article on how to start your song by first building a percussion track and then adding an effective bassline.

It's pretty basic stuff but they have several important pointers to help you write an effective bass track while avoiding clashing frequencies that muddy the low end of your song, and choosing the right notes so that they stand out in your mix and complement your song.

The article is somewhat focused on the Ableton DAW software, but much of it applies to composing any bassline, even if you're not using a DAW.

They also link to some pages with Free VST Plugins for bass and synth.  Free VST Plugins are always fun to play around with and can also help to generate new ideas for your songs.

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