Create A Dirty Electro Bassline In Reason 4.0

This tutorial explains how to create a dirty electro bass synth with Reason 4.0.


  • First create a Malstrom Graintable Synthesizer
  • Set The polyphony to 1 and the portamento to 36
  • Set the range of the pitch wheel to 14
  • On Oscillator A choose the Square 4 synth
  • Switch the motion knob to -64 and the Octave to 2
  • Switch the shaper rout button to on and the shaper to on
  • Set the shaper to saturate and the amount to 127
  • On filter B set it to bp12 and the resonance to 61 and select the keyboard mode
  • On filter A set the Frequency to 104
  • In the filter Envelope set the attack to 27, the decay to 127, the sustain to 127 and the release to 127
  • Set the amount to 38
  • Create a Mclass Compressor
  • Set the threshold to 29.2 and the ratio to infinite: one
  • Turn the attack to 1ms and the release to 591 ms
  • Create a RPG-8 Monophonic Arp
  • Set the inset to 4-2 the rate to 1/16th
  • Now we are going to side chain the synth
  • Create a redrum drum computer and on the first channel put in kick drums on 1 5 9 and 13.
  • Now create an spider audio merger and splitter
  • Click your tab key and flip to the back of our synthesizers
  • Connect a wire from the L/R to channel one of the redrum
  • Connect a wire from the next connector on the spider to the next available channel in our mixer.
  • Lastly attach a wire from the next spot on the spider to the sidechain in section of our mclass compressor

via luckydatevideos

6 thoughts on “Create A Dirty Electro Bassline In Reason 4.0

  1. This didn’t work for me at all…I followed the directions and ended up with something that sounds like a cat making love to a train. Can’t figure out if I’m doing something wrong or if there’s something missing or what, but it’s DEFINITELY not the bassline sound in the track at the beginning of the video…

Leave a Reply