How To Produce A Wicked Dubstep Wobble – Secrets Revealed!



So your looking to get some tasty wobble bass for your dubstep productions. Ill be going over a few different ways to get that big wobble look, ill be showing you multiple ways to do this and not just using the usualLFO modulator.

So the Low Frequency Oscillator is one way of achieving a Dope dubstep wobble sound but you can get a very effective and more stable effect by using the envelopes on the filter on your VST. How this works is simple, you get your starting 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 LFO. When this method is played with a quick note pattern (short often notes) it sound very similar to an LFO.

The LFO. This control is probably the main source you will turn to to get your speaker bass wobbling like a true dubstep god. These are the main knobs you will find with your LFO

Rate: Determines the speed that the Lfo oscillates. You can either opt for a in time setting or free setting were you adjust the timings by hand. There are many arguments for each, but at the end of the day its up to you. The most common rate for dubstep is the 1/8 or 1/4 settings. A good way to get a heavy variation for dubstep is to have 2 synths one with a setting and one with a 1/8 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 hypes things up a bit and keep the track varied.

Amp: This effectively sets the amount of LFOused, a low setting will mean the cutoff will ttravel less further up to max amp, and a max amp will mean the filter opens all the way and all the way back to the initial 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 pressed. Can be used to create very sonicly pleasing 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 Low Frequency Oscillator continue oscillating at its current rate and the note change.

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

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

By: Oliver Brown

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