In this video Computer Music's Owen Palmrest takes us through the essential programming techniques to making an Old School Garage Bass, using Martin Lüders FREE VSTi PG-8X analog polysynth.

Martin LüdersVST_PG-8X

The tutorial covers a range of bass sounds from vintage Drum and Bass Subs through to more Fidget House inspired mid bass tones.

About the PG-8X VST Synth

This VST created by Martin Lüders is still under development, and is inspired by the Roland JX-8P analog polysynth. It is FREE to download here:


Key Features:
  • 6 voice polyphony
  • Two DCO's with Saw, Square, Pulse, Noise
  • Hard Sync and Ring Modulation
  • Two exponential envelop generators
  • 24 dB resonant LP filter
  • HP filter (3 stages)
  • Stereo Chorus
Technical information:
  • Framework (GUI) in Synthedit
  • Sound generation (DCOs and VCF) entirely in custom modules
  • Up to 4 x 16-fold oversampled oscillator
  • 4-fold oversampled filter
  • Custom voice allocation
  • 6 Key assignment modes:
  • MIDI Learn: MIDI Controllers can be assigned by right-clicking on the slider.
  • Automatic adjustment of sample rate.
  • Manual and automatic settings for oversampling of the oscillators.