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Re: Dubstep Production Tips & Tutorials Resource

Post by 3za » Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:13 pm

Pat you'r a legend.
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Re: Dubstep Production Tips & Tutorials Resource

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Re: WANT TO MAKE DUBSTEP? START HERE!!!

Post by JensMadsen » Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:45 am

futures_untold i can't thank you enough.

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Re: WANT TO MAKE DUBSTEP? START HERE!!!

Post by Chromicide » Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:04 am

hey, so this is my first post ever on this site and i wanted to get some tips.
so i live in BC very close to where shambhala is held and iv gotten into the music alot and wanted to start not just mixing but making my own dub. im into datsik, excision, pendulum and others like that, i wanted to know what would be a good starter set up for me(what do i need not to pricey but not to cheap),

thanks for the help,
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Re: WANT TO MAKE DUBSTEP? START HERE!!!

Post by wabble » Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:11 am

the production bible is gold.. futures has been loads of help as well.. big up dubstepforum and everyone in the community cheers
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Re: WANT TO MAKE DUBSTEP? START HERE!!!

Post by futures_untold » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:03 pm

Chromicide wrote:hey, so this is my first post ever on this site and i wanted to get some tips.
so i live in BC very close to where shambhala is held and iv gotten into the music alot and wanted to start not just mixing but making my own dub. im into datsik, excision, pendulum and others like that, i wanted to know what would be a good starter set up for me(what do i need not to pricey but not to cheap),

thanks for the help,
Chrome
Welcome to Dubstepforum! :)

I'm glad you found this thread, because the links listed in the first post should help answer your questions.

The second sticky underneath the link you clicked to get to this thread gives you unprecedented detail on creating Datsik style basses... ---> http://www.dubstepforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=141519

There's another thread called 'the bass thread' listed below which has many different styles of bass covered.

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To be honest, any computer with a soundcard and an audio program is good enough to make music. Read this thread ---> http://www.dubstepforum.com/tips-on-sta ... 51534.html

Think about the great hip hop and dance music produced on limited samplers with old skool drum machines. ---> All you need is a cheap laptop with a set of headphones, and this package that I compiled ---> http://dubstepforum.com/viewtopic.php?t ... highlight=

If you want to get tech later on, a decent soundcard is in order so you can have a 24bit workflow. But this is superflous to the core requirements, that a) you have a computer with a soundcard and b) said computer is used creatively to make music.

EDIT: Read the following threads from start to finish in the order they appear.

1. Starting Out

01 - Tips for using Google to find information quickly & accurately
02 - Choosing the right software for starting out in music production

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2. Hardware

Useful Hardware
01 - Soundcards
02 - MIDI controllers
03 - Speakers & Monitors
04 - Headphones

Understanding Computer Hardware
01 - Buying a new PC

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3. Software

Free Software
01 - Sources of free software

Good Software
01 - Good synths

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4. Samples & Sampling Techniques

Finding Samples
01 - List of free sample sites
02 - Free samples created by Dubstepforum users
03 - Techniques for sampling computer games

Organising Samples
01 - Techniques on organising a sample library
02 - How to stop samples invading your iTunes

Using Samples
01 - Traditional resampling techniques
02 - 'Single wavecycle' resampling
03 - Stretching samples
04 - Isolating vocals from existing samples

Random Sampling Info
01 - The Amen Break

Sampling & Copyright
01 - Information and resources about copyright and sampling
02 - More about copyright

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5. Synthesis

General
01 - Basic synthesiser controls explained
02 - Basics of synthesis covered
03 - General tips on using synthesisers
04 - A thread to ask for help in producing sounds you like in other peoples music

Bass
01 - The Bass Thread (Lots of info on making all kinds of bass sounds - a must read!)

Pads
01 - Tips and techniques on creating pads

Risers & Sound Effects
01 - Risers and Breakdown FX

Other Sounds
01 - Creating ear candy & incidental effects
02 - Techniques for developing snare sounds

Other
02 - How to make digital synths sound warmer


Good luck!

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Re: WANT TO MAKE DUBSTEP? START HERE!!!

Post by Sinisterbeats » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:11 pm

possibly the most helpful post I have ever seen!^
big up futures_untold!!

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Re: WANT TO MAKE DUBSTEP? START HERE!!!

Post by ezeckial » Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:19 pm

Joined up last night, been producing music for aages in bands n shizzle but still reading through the links in this rather epic thread!
Thank you so much guys!

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Post by FSTZ » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:09 pm

thank you for this thread

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Post by futures_untold » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:26 pm

FSTZ wrote:thank you for this thread
Is this honestly the first time you've seen this thread??! :o

An oldy like you ignoring the stickies lol :lol:

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Post by FSTZ » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:59 pm

futures_untold wrote:
FSTZ wrote:thank you for this thread
Is this honestly the first time you've seen this thread??! :o

An oldy like you ignoring the stickies lol :lol:
I must have missed it in my effort to decrease my online footprint

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Re: WANT TO MAKE DUBSTEP? START HERE!!!

Post by MrHydeDub » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:54 pm

This is so fucking useful. I tried my hand at making dub and was blindly making tracks I was never happy with (not knowing proper technique) but I think this may just sort me out. cheers! :h:

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Post by nnny » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:16 pm

MrHydeDub wrote:This is so fucking useful. I tried my hand at making dub and was blindly making tracks I was never happy with (not knowing proper technique) but I think this may just sort me out. cheers! :h:
Oh it will, I might not make the best tracks, but anything I made prior to joining here and going through this, was eh.... Yeah...

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Re: WANT TO MAKE DUBSTEP? START HERE!!!

Post by Rubik » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:48 pm

The links seem to have worked for me. I've been really taking everything I can from the sticky threads over the past week or so. Fucking hell good shit!

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Post by speakerjunky » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:08 pm

Okay I just heard this song by space laces (industrial fucking slamming fidget house with dubstep elements I guess). He remixed a song called torture by Figure. I was wondering, how in the hell did he do this? Is it mainly samples? If so, do you recommend any sample libraries? If he did all that via subtractive synthesis then I have a lot of work cut out for me. This song is the sickest song ever! Check it out and please give me some advice. I already hit him up last night but still waiting for a reply. This guy is going to be famous!


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Re: WANT TO MAKE DUBSTEP? START HERE!!!

Post by futures_untold » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:06 pm

Hello Speakerjunky

It seems you've got yourself well grounded in music tech judging by that kit list there... :o

Normally one might start a new thread to ask specific 'how did they make that?' style questions, but you're new so we'll turn a blind eye. ;)

The tune in question probably used a wavetable synth and or the classic 'yoy bass' methods to create the bassline. I won't give you the details here, needless to say that if you dig through the bass thread you'll find more pointers than you can shake your synths at!

So briefly put, read this thread and apply the techniques noted within. Combine this with a basic drum pattern and apply some pumping from a compressor and you'll have created yourself a tune similar to the tune you posted. 8)

Welcome to DSF! :)

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Re: WANT TO MAKE DUBSTEP? START HERE!!!

Post by speakerjunky » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:17 pm

Sweet! Thanks for the info. I'll have to get down to the nitty gritty once again lol. I'm working on a remix for Far East Movement featuring snoop dog and I want to blow them away with this style ; ). The thing is I've been lagging on the project and I must get it finished by this weekend hopefully. Hopefully the researching doesn't slow things down. Thanks again for the info man! I'll post the song up once I submit to their label.

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Re: WANT TO MAKE DUBSTEP? START HERE!!!

Post by Samādhi » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:51 am

Serious,

I'm thinking about summing up the most useful and interesting informations here and translate it into german language for dubstep.de. This will be a year of work, I guess. But the advantage is, that I can seek all the knowhow at the same time translating it. - Would I have your permission to do that?

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This is Epic. :n: Thank you all and special thanks to futures_untold.
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Post by futures_untold » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:51 pm

You don't need anybody's permission, this is a public forum with contributions mades by hundreds of people. Translate away! :)

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Re: WANT TO MAKE DUBSTEP? START HERE!!!

Post by face2bass » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:21 am

some track:
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