So you’ve chosen your new beat making software and now you want to learn how to make dubstep beats, but you have problem; you don’t know where to get started. Here are few simple tips to help you start making dubstep beats.
How To Make Dubstep Beats In Ableton
1. Set The Dubstep Beats Tempo
First thing you’ll want to know when you make a dubstep instrumental is that tempo is important. When dubstep producers make Dubstep beats they usual have a bpm (beats per minute) between 137 and 143. You will want to set the tempo in your beat making program somewhere in this range as you begin making your dubstep track.
2. Choose Dubstep Instruments
After you’ve set your tempo you’ll want to find some dubstep samples or make your own dubstep instruments. Which ever you prefer, keep in mind that dubstep rhythms usually incorporate a clap or snare usually inserted every third beat in a bar.
If you’re looking to create a dubstep beat that “swings” you’ll want a ride symbol (really sharp “ting” sound), an open hi-hat and a sharper, closed hat sound. In your drum sequencer, place the ride on 1 and 9, the open hat and 5 and 13, then finally place your closed hat in groups of 1 and 2 respectively, leaving a one-count gap between. So: 1, 3,4, 6,7, 9, 11,12, 14 etc. Make sure you choose great dubstep drum samples that have a nice hearty thud too!
3. Make The “Wub Wub”
One of the most distinctive characteristics of dubstep music is the “wub wub” sound or wobble bass. This classic dubstep sound is created by extending a bass note and manipulating it rhythmically. Dubstep producers accomplish this by using low frequency oscillators to change the parameters of a synthesizer (volume, distortion, filters, etc).
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