We’re going to take a quick look through a new sample pack from Function Loops called Psytrance Bass Assistant.
This packs provides 50 basslines and 50 kick loops along with 50 one shot kick drums.
We’re going to be using Logic Pro X 10.2.0 to find out exactly what’s inside this pack.
We’ve going to start off by auditioning some kick and bass loops then importing them into Logic using the All Files browser pane on the left hand side of Logic’s main screen.
• We’ll start off with the kick loop section.
• As you can hear there’s some pretty chunky loops in there.
• Now we’ll check out the bass loop folder.
• Again some great sharp sounding psy basses there.
I’ve imported a few loops that I like to make a quick groove by adding some percussion loops and samples.
As this pack also contains single shot kick drum samples, one trick we can use to audition them is to import them into the EXS24 Sampler. This will easily allow us to both audition different kicks to match our chosen bass loop, as well as giving us MIDI regions to program kick fills and edits.
The first step here is to open up an instance of the EXS24 and click the edit button on the right hand side of the sampler’s screen. Then choose the Zone Menu, Load Multiple Samples.
This will bring up a dialogue box where we can navigate to our single kick drum folder. Select your kick samples, then click Add All, choose Contiguous Zones, then hit OK to import the samples into a key group.
Finally click the close button and save your new instrument.
We can now go ahead and create a MIDI region for the kick drum, we’ll start at C1 and while playing the bassline - you can cycle through the kicks in the sampler range using ALT - Arrow cursor keys.
There we have it - a quick run through of Function Loops Psytrance Bass Assistant and a few logic skills too - hope you’ve enjoyed the video!