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As a bass line ( dt. , Bass line ') is referred to in the audio engineering , the sound track on which the bass instrument is recorded. The bassline, together with the drumline (recording track of the drums), forms the rhythm section of a music recording.

Especially in the field of electronic music , synthesizer sounds are mainly used for this. Probably the most historic bassline of a hardware synthesizer comes from the cult device TB-303 , which was brought onto the market in 1983 by the Japanese company Roland and which became the epitome of acid house and techno basslines with the techno boom of the 1990s . Synthesizers such as the Minimoog or the Roland SH-101 are also popular for analog bass lines.


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