A quite famous patch very appreciated amongs 4 OP users.
Typical 4 OP synth :
Yamaha Dx100(a bit different and called "Solid Bass")
What's a lately Bass? it a famous electro bass sound generated byFM synthesis included as preset on various Yamaha modules or synthesizers.
There are various kind of FM generator based on Operators: most famous and classic are the 6OP, followed by cheaper 4OP and finally really basic 2OP. The Lately bass belongs to 4 OP class which are all compatible (but DX9 and Fb01) e.g. DX21, DX100, DX27, DX11, Ys200, V50 and Tx81z.
Some famous music with lately bass?
A lot especially in house music, but also some hits like Whigfield - Saturday Night, Dj Tonka - She knows you , Haddaway - what is love, Madonna - express yoursel, Ace of base - All that she wants [...]
Here's very good in da face e lately bass with Bobby Konders "let there be house"
How the Lately bass is made? original lately belongs to Tx81Z module which can read the sinewave in different ways, creating some harmonic waveform variations (it does NOT contains "more waveforms"). Roughly the LB is based on second Algorithm while OP 1-2-4 are standard sinewave, but number 3 is assigned to wave number 5.
I don't have any 4OP synth - how can I have this sound?
well some different solutions:
use a virtual FM instruments like FM8 which imports 4OP patch, here's a clip: