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

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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…

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