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fazrulreza
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Anybody knows how to make a proper dubstep sub bass. HELP?
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Take sine wave. Distort it to add additional harmonics, then use a low-pass filter to cut everything except the really low frequencies. Use your years. The more frequencies you filter out, the less harmonics are in your sub bass. That's basically just one of many receipts...
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fazrulreza wrote:Anybody knows how to make a proper dubstep sub bass. HELP?


Basically there's a couple of elements involved in making a proper dubstep bass. One vital technique is called layering. Which means taking different bass sounds with each their own freq range and putting them on top of each other.

The actual sub is mostly just a simple sine wave running at -1 or -2 octaves from the root note. On top of that there's a pretty big bodied mid frequency bass with an LFO to the filter cutoff frequency. This LFO is synced to the tempo of the track 1/4s and 1/8s (including the dotted and triplet) are commonly used. Lastly there is top end which is synced in the same way and the second layer.

If you have a synth that has a multi layer architecture it is possible to create the bass in one synth. Most of the time though it's a combination of different synths, or even audio clips that make a bass in dubstep.

But, like I've mentioned on Skype, I'll get you some tutorials and examples.
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My favourite technique right now is to use a 3 osc synth
Osc 1 and 2 are both either saw or square, detuned against each other (Do this to your own taste)
Osc 3 is an octave lower sine
LP filter over all of it with the usual synced LFOs and slow attack envelope
The key to this simple way of doing it is to add a waveshaper after the synth (Finding the actual shape is experiment to your liking)

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im also slowly starting to get more into this bass heavy music,its nice to be experimenting with something else besides doing breakcore stuff all the time
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Would this be the same thing or along the same lines as what they are calling a "Bass Drop" in Metal, Nu-Metal type music? If so I'd be VERY interested in how this can be made. I know that live, a lot of drummers are triggering some type of 808 hit, but I have no idea how to go about recreating anything like that.
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Robitaille20 wrote:Would this be the same thing or along the same lines as what they are calling a "Bass Drop" in Metal, Nu-Metal type music? If so I'd be VERY interested in how this can be made. I know that live, a lot of drummers are triggering some type of 808 hit, but I have no idea how to go about recreating anything like that.






Just some quick examples...
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fazrulreza wrote:Anybody knows how to make a proper dubstep sub bass. HELP?



Basically there's a couple of elements involved in making a proper dubstep bass. One vital technique is called layering. Which means taking different bass sounds with each their own freq range and putting them on top of each other.

The actual sub is mostly just a simple sine wave running at -1 or -2 octaves from the root note. On top of that there's a pretty big bodied mid frequency bass with an LFO to the filter cutoff frequency. This LFO is synced to the tempo of the track 1/4s and 1/8s (including the dotted and triplet) are commonly used. Lastly there is top end which is synced in the same way and the second layer.

If you have a synth that has a multi layer architecture it is possible to create the bass in one synth. Most of the time though it's a combination of different synths, or even audio clips that make a bass in dubstep.

But, like I've mentioned on Skype, I'll get you some tutorials and examples.



Do you have these tutorials, Except for the processed wobble base youtube video i have so very much replayed a few times
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Robitaille20 wrote:Would this be the same thing or along the same lines as what they are calling a "Bass Drop" in Metal, Nu-Metal type music? If so I'd be VERY interested in how this can be made. I know that live, a lot of drummers are triggering some type of 808 hit, but I have no idea how to go about recreating anything like that.


Do you mean Drop D tuning (or C/B/A...)?
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fazrulreza wrote:Anybody knows how to make a proper dubstep sub bass. HELP?


Please don't

Seriously, Native Instruments Massive will help make you the next Skrillex, lol. It's like the Stratocater/Les Paul of Dubstep.
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elsongs wrote:
fazrulreza wrote:Anybody knows how to make a proper dubstep sub bass. HELP?


Please don't

Seriously, Native Instruments Massive will help make you the next Skrillex, lol. It's like the Stratocater/Les Paul of Dubstep.


Ha haa... Dubstep is more then just a wobble bass from Massive and Skrillex isn't really proper dubstep. He also uses FM8 a lot...
Anyway, try LazorBass or Razor in Reaktor as well as Massive or FM8. Albino is also used a lot.
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Motoko wrote:
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fazrulreza wrote:Anybody knows how to make a proper dubstep sub bass. HELP?


Please don't

Seriously, Native Instruments Massive will help make you the next Skrillex, lol. It's like the Stratocater/Les Paul of Dubstep.


Ha haa... Dubstep is more then just a wobble bass from Massive and Skrillex isn't really proper dubstep. He also uses FM8 a lot...
Anyway, try LazorBass or Razor in Reaktor as well as Massive or FM8. Albino is also used a lot.


Okay, some of whatI said was in jest. In a former life I was an electronica artist, doing mainly drum n bass, though I started to gain some notoriety in the 2-step garage world for the brief moment it hit this side of the Atlantic. Then everything started to fade away and this "Electroclash" stuff started coming out. I thought it wasn't a good progression from what I had been doing, so I generally disavowed myself from almost all things dance/electronic since 2004. I've heard the early dubstep (which was more true to its name) nd though it was alright, but for me it was really a slowed-down drum n bass.

The wobble crap of today gets on my nerves. So basically all my bitterness is rooted in the fact that drum n bass never got any love back in the day and "dubstep" is the thing now. It's as if drum n bass never existed, but of course without drum n bass, THERE WOULD BE NO DUBSTEP. So yeah, I'm bitter.

Of course, history will prove that dubstep is merely the Flavor Of The Month, and something else will replace it in due time. It won't have the longevity that, house or techno have.
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