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How to create Virtual Riot Bass

Have you ever wonder how the well-known Dubstep artist Virtual Riot created his signature bass for all of his sick tracks?

Today, I will cover the steps needed to create similar style of bass in xFer Serum.


1. Choose wavetables


Select the following wavetables:

Reesey Mess 1 for OSC A

Basic Shapes for OSC B

2. Squarify Wavetable

Squarify Wavetable 1

Open the wavetable editor.

Click Formula Presets Menu > Multis > Squarify

Click Process > Normalize each (gain seperately)

3. FM Synthesis

FM Synthesis

Turn off the Level for OSC B. Select FM (from B) for OSC A. Turn the wrap knob for OSC A for 40%.

4. Drawing an LFO


Draw an LFO as shown in picture above. Remember to select TRIG mode for the LFO.


Route LFO

Apply LFO1 onto the following:

WT POS - 40%

LEVEL - 100%


Serum Filter

Choose a HP 12 Filter.

Apply LFO1 onto the following:

CUTOFF - (41hz) - 30%

RES - (10%) - 30%

DRIVE - 32%

FREQ - (76%) - "-48%"

So these are the steps to create Virtual Riot style of bass. I hope that you have learn something new from this blog post.

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To get the bass that I have created for this article, don’t hesitate to click HERE.

Thank you.

Have a nice day.

Your W. A. Production team.

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