- It's pretty common to use two different sounding kick drums because two different frequencies mix better then just one.
- Use two different snares for a louder and nicer "Pop" sounding hit.
- It is important to use 3-4 different kind of high-hats.
- Tempo= 140 Bpm. This is the standard tempo of any dubstep song.
- Make sure to add a bunch of sound fx and vocal samples. Remember Dubstep is unorthidox!
2) The Bass
The bass is the most important part of dubstep. Without a good dirty bass line, you don't have a good dubstep song. Useful plugins to make the bass line are Massive, Blue, V-Station, etc.. Ohmicide is a great distortion plugin to add as well.
- In this example we will use 3x Osc, a plugin that already comes with Fl studio.
- To get that "Wub Wub" Sound in Dubstep we most first go into the plugin itself and click on the instrument properties cut, then mess with the LFO. (The frequency of your bass sound.)
- The next step is setting the amt all the way up and setting the speed of the LFO in steps so that it is in sync with your tempo.
- Messing with the filter in the instrument properties can help you find a better sound as well.
- A side note: If you are using different bass plugins, it is important to detune, change octave, and use uni-voice to get that dubby sounding bass.
So with this knowledge you can create a basic dubstep melody, and mold it into a song. Thanks for reading!