Here’s another attempt at programming an effective bass patch on the Roland MKS-80. This time I put the oscillators in sync using the square wave for both the upper and lower partials. Then I tuned the synched oscillator until I heard the most bass. For some odd reason it ended up being tuned to the D# above C. In other word a minor third above created the thickest bass result. What’s nice about this patch is that I can adjust the filter to make it a bit brighter if necessary and it still maintains the bottom as long as I don’t turn up the resonance too high. It sounds the most bassy with the resonance all the way down. I added a touch of reverb for presentation purposes.
The Quest For Bass