Most people associate various dance genres with their overall beats per minute and drum stylings, but equally important is the sound of the bass. What would dubstep be with out its wub-wub bombast? Or electro with its massive sawtooth basses? Or hip-hop with its reliance on sub 60Hz sine waves and TR-808 kicks? In the April 2014 issue, I covered the new trend of square wave basses that are cropping up in deep house and techno. Well, that bass sound now has an even newer offshoot, courtesy of FM synthesis.