Dubstep Bassline Tutorial with NI Massive and FL Studio
A pretty solid tutorial video on how to create a professional sounding dirty dubstep wobble bassline from scratch using NI Massive and FL Studio.
[aside title=”Wobble Like the Pros!“] The magic is in the details with a sound like this one![/aside]
One thing that sets this video apart from a lot of the others out there right now is the attention to detail and willingness to share the little things that really make a bass like work in a real pro quality dubstep track. It also shows the actual MIDI notes used and how they are laid out in order to achieve the sequence featured in the lesson. One more thing covered is the automation that brings it all together.
YouTube user DJRocTV has been doing a good job lately getting this kind of tutorial out there to the masses, and this is just one more example of his clear and concise approach to doing so. This particular sound is often heard being used by artists like Skrillex, Freestylers, Flux Pavillion, Foreign Beggars, Datsik, Excision and many many more popular groups on the charts right now. And it’s actually rather easy to make this sound your own with small changes, like adding some bitcrusher, added distortion or some saturation and modulating it over time. It also works well with added reverb and various types of subtle delay.
Beginning with the two main oscillators used, a filter, some phasing form the Modulation OSC and some feedback, he then explains what was done with the glide and restart via gate features to give it the signature characteristics. Syncing an LFO with a bending curve and adding it to the cutoff of a scream filter and making a few adjustments in the voicing tab wraps up the majority of the settings that really make this sound work the way it does. He finishes up with some basic EQ changes and then moves into his DAW to work on the notes and automation. He uses FL Studio here, but you can obviously achieve the same results no matter what program you use.
As always, if you like what he’s doing, show him some support!
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