I'm trying to compress a bassline to sound smoothly with lowgain attack, but it is hard to accomplish this mission.
Does anyone know how to help me make my bassline sound like this:
I'm making this on ES2 in Logic.
I am assuming by "lowgain attack" you mean "slow attack." A slow attack time, allows the original transient to come through before engaging the compression circuit. You want a fairly strong compression with medium to slow attack time, with a pretty fast release. Timing the release will be key. If the compressor doesn't release before the next note, you will not get that growling sound. To get technical for a second, you want the attack time + the amount fo time the signal is above the threshold + the release time to be slightly less then the length of the note. DON'T DO THAT MATH. Use your ears. Set the ratio way to high and over do it a little so you get the compresser to give you a really serious pumping sound and then back of the ratio, and probably the release, time until it sounds right. You want to feel the compressor dig in and let go along with the motion of the filter.