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How To Engineer a Militant Dubstep Wobble – Secrets Revealed!

so you want to make some big bad bass wobble for you next dubstep track. Ill be going over a few different ways to get that pulsing shimmer bass, and let me tell you its not all about the Low Frequency Oscillator as you might think. So the LFO is one way of getting a Cranking dubstep wobble sound but you can get a very similar and more stable effect by using the filter envelopes on your VST. How this works is simple, you get your initial sound (probably a 2 oscillator square wave, slightly detuned, low pass filter etc). Then you set one of your envelopes to trigger the filter cut off, setting the attack in time with the music. This means when you play a note it will start with the filter cut off in a low position and then quickly open the filter exactly like how an Low Frequency Oscillator would would work but you just get the first open woooow sound rather than a wooowoooowoooow sound like with a Low Frequency Oscillator. When this method is played with a quick note patte rn (short often notes) it sound very similar to an Low Frequency Oscillator. The Low Frequency Oscillator. This control is probably the main source you will turn to to get your speaker bass wobbling like a true dubstep henchman. You have the following controls: Rate: Determines the speed that the Lfo oscillates. You can either opt for a in time setting or manual were you set the timings by ear. There are many advantages, but ultimately its up to you. The most common rate for dubstep is the or 1/8 settings. A good way to get a tight variation for dubstep is to have two synths one with a 1/8 setting and one with a 1/4 setting and having different rates played per key, so first and second note would be and the 3rd note a 1/8 setting. This just shuffles things up a bit and keep the track fresh. Amp: This effectively sets the amount of LFOused, a low setting will mean the cut off will ttravel less further up to max amp, and a max amp will mean the filter opens all the way and a ll the way back to the starting position. to get a nice progression to the track you can automate this setting get deeper as the tracks goes on, perfect for your dub stepping adventures . Delay: The delay effect is the time before the Low Frequency Oscillator kicks in after the note is stick. Can be used to create very original sounds combined with other effects. Sync to note on: Essential this means the LFO will reset on every key press, if its off then playing a different note will make the LFO continue oscillating at its current rate and the note change. Advancing, you can combine the two effects having a filter envelope for the first part of the sound and then having the LFO triggered 0.5 a second later using the 'delay' setting on the Low Frequency Oscillator (if you have one). This gives a kind of stuttered step in to each note, done right its sound very very Dope indeed especially for dubstep production. The main thing to remember when engineering music is subtle move ments of each slider works way better than drastic switches from left to right. All the advanced subtleness of extreme sound creation lies in the finding of the sweet spots of each setting. These are rarely at either end so be gentle with your machines and you will be rewarded with unique and pleasing (or dis-pleasing if thats your preference) patches and sounds

So you want to make some big bad bass wobble for you next dubstep track. Ill be going over a few different ways to get that pulsing shimmer bass, and let me tell you its not all about the Low Frequency Oscillator as you might think.

So the LFO is one way of getting a Cranking dubstep wobble sound but you can get a very similar and more stable effect by using the filter envelopes on your VST. How this works is simple, you get your initial sound (probably a 2 oscillator square wave, slightly detuned, low pass filter etc). Then you set one of your envelopes to trigger the filter cut off, setting the attack in time with the music. This means when you play a note it will start with the filter cut off in a low position and then quickly open the filter exactly like how an Low Frequency Oscillator would would work but you just get the first open woooow sound rather than a wooowoooowoooow sound like with a Low Frequency Oscillator. When this method is played with a quick not e pattern (short often notes) it sound very similar to an Low Frequency Oscillator.

The Low Frequency Oscillator. This control is probably the main source you will turn to to get your speaker bass wobbling like a true dubstep henchman. You have the following controls:

Rate: Determines the speed that the Lfo oscillates. You can either opt for a in time setting or manual were you set the timings by ear. There are many advantages, but ultimately its up to you. The most common rate for dubstep is the or 1/8 settings. A good way to get a tight variation for dubstep is to have two synths one with a 1/8 setting and one with a 1/4 setting and having different rates played per key, so first and second note would be and the 3rd note a 1/8 setting. This just shuffles things up a bit and keep the track fresh.

Amp: This effectively sets the amount of LFOused, a low setting will mean the cut off will ttravel less further up to max amp, and a max amp will mean the fi lter opens all the way and all the way back to the starting position. to get a nice progression to the track you can automate this setting get deeper as the tracks goes on, perfect for your dub stepping adventures .

Delay: The delay effect is the time before the Low Frequency Oscillator kicks in after the note is stick. Can be used to create very original sounds combined with other effects.

Sync to note on: Essential this means the LFO will reset on every key press, if its off then playing a different note will make the LFO continue oscillating at its current rate and the note change.

Advancing, you can combine the two effects having a filter envelope for the first part of the sound and then having the LFO triggered 0.5 a second later using the 'delay' setting on the Low Frequency Oscillator (if you have one). This gives a kind of stuttered step in to each note, done right its sound very very Dope indeed especially for dubstep production.

The main thing to remember when engineering music is subtle movements of each slider works way better than drastic switches from left to right. All the advanced subtleness of extreme sound creation lies in the finding of the sweet spots of each setting. These are rarely at either end so be gentle with your machines and you will be rewarded with unique and pleasing (or dis-pleasing if thats your preference) patches and sounds





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