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Bass Engine 1 By [DopeSONIX] Plugin Review

In this review guide, you would learn…

  • The Features of Bass Engine 1 By DopeSONIX
  • If it is worth using at all
  • Prices
  • and more, let’s get started…

Bass Engine 1 is a Hip-Hop bass plug-in by DopeSONIX, it features low-end bass and 808 sounds. DopeSONIX did thorough research on the last three decades of Hip Hop production and has selected the most useful and relevant ones of that era.

You'll find a different collection of basses from dusty jazzy upright bass to floor-shaking 808’s and everything in between. Let's learn how they came about the selection of the sounds in those eras...

The ’90s

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The 1990s were the golden era of Hip Hop, common production techniques involved the heavy use of sampling with machines such as the MPC 60 MKII or the SP-1200. Basslines were usually made with bass notes and lines sampled from old Funk, Soul and RnB 12” vinyl records.

Right off the bat, you'll find the '90s sounds in the first 100 presets, it features crackly upright basses, deep Moog tones, live electric samples, and abstract jazzy bass sounds.

The 2000's

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During the 2000s Production techniques changed slightly with more and more producers using hardware bass synths to achieve a nice deep and punchy sound. The Emu Mo’ Phatt was a popular rack module among some while the ASR-10 and MPC 3000 samplers were still heavily used by the traditional cratediggers.

The second set of 100 presets represents sound in this era, it features smoother sound, so you will discover deep dirty basses, solid sub’s, fat Triton patches, and clean vinyl cuts.

The 2010’s

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The 2010s have been dominated by the synth, sub-bass, and 808 sound. Whether its Hip Hop, Trap, Dubstep, or even Reggae. These highly produced yet deep ‘n’ dirty bass sounds have been devastating clubs and festivals throughout the world.

This also represents our present era, so, the last 100 presets include fifteen different 808’s, Moog Prodigy Subs, Warm MS-20 deep vibes, and a whole collection of low-end, heavy basses.

All in all, I really love how DopeSONIX came up with the emulations of these various bass sounds, it's amazing.

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Is DopeSONIX Bass Engine Worth Using?

It is highly recommended if you sought through high-quality Hip Hop bass instruments, nevertheless, here is who I think would benefit most from Bass Engine By DopeSONIX:

  • You are into Hip Hop/Trap music production
  • You are interested in high-quality Pre-EQ’ed Hip Hop bass instruments
  • Looking for a really simple, Ultra-low CPU usage bass instruments plugin that would sound amazing, and unique. Off course, it all comes down to how creative you are
  • Bass Instruments contain a plethora of ready-made presets.

Bass Engine By DopeSONIX is not recommended if:

  • You are not into Hip Hop production
  • Aren't interested in a Pre-EQ’ed Hip Hop bass instruments
  • You already have something similar in your library


DopeSONIX Bass Engine is currently 50% off __ Priced at $39.00 until May 31, 2020.

Key Features

  • 300 Pre-EQ’ed Hip Hop bass instruments including twenty fat 808′s
  • An unrivaled collection of the Finest USEABLE Hip Hop bass instruments ever!
  • 50 Hip Hop MIDI basslines included featuring a selection of styles and keys
  • Built-in pitch, pan, glide, and volume controls
  • Mono, Poly, and Legato Modes
  • Built-in ADSR controls
  • Built-in Hi & Lo pass filter
  • Ultra-low CPU usage [perfect if you own a laptop/tablet / low spec PC/MAC]
  • Ultra-fast patch loading [flick through patches in lightening quick times]
  • Program your basslines manually or use a MIDI/USB controller/keyboard/MPD

System Requirements


  • OS X 10.4 - 10.15 (MacOS 10.15 Catalina now supported)
  • 125MB disk space required
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Audio Units (AU) or VST DAW compatible host required (64-bit only)


  • Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 10
  • 139MB disk space required
  • 1 GB RAM
  • VST-compatible DAW host is required (32 or 64-bit)

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