This is how you turn a sample of a Lamborghini engine into a throbbing EDM bass sound

Good news for EDM producers: it turns out that the Lamborghini you have parked on your drive can be used as the sample source for your next throbbing dubstep bass sound.

OK, we’re being glib - we know that you sold the Lambo a while back because you wanted something a little more flash - but the guys at Disciple wanted to find out what happens when you sample the sound of a supercar’s engine, import it into Serum to create a custom wavetable, and go to work on it.

You can check out the results in the video above - be warned that there's some fruity language in there - but the good news is that it turns out that you can make an equally good bass wobble by sampling a Toyota Corolla’s engine, or even just by making some noises with a skateboard. So, maybe you don’t need that Lambo after all - not when you’ve already got a Ferrari on the drive and a McLaren in the garage, anyway.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.