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    Dumb Question

    I've been wondering can u guys tell me like what are the basic part of a dnb/dubstep track.Most of u'll probably say that its what u feel,but hey every track got its basics
    as far as i know its:
    1.Drum beat
    2.Bassline (maybe few diff)
    3. Synth (and if some1 can explain what is the difference between the bassline and the synth i'd be thankful)
    4. some one shots
    5 Maybe vocals and leads?
    6. Drop
    I'm aware of these.
    how u arrange them what comes after what and stuff


    Thanks.

    (sry for the english or any grammar mistakes)


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    Re: Dumb Question

    Basic components for D&B in my opinion are drums and bass. The clue is in the name! A few other miscellaneous sounds (FX etc.) are pretty essential too. A synth lead is certainly not essential, nor are vocals.

    'Synth' is short for 'synthesis' so, in that respect, all the sounds that you are creating are 'synth'. I think what you are referring to is a 'lead synth', which can be utilised or not, up to you.

    The standard sequence of D&B is intro - drop - breakdown - drop - outro (generally speaking) but there are no rules, do what sounds good.

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    Re: Dumb Question

    U've alrdy been told about the arrangement part. As for what are the basic sounds used, that depends on what kinda dnb u will be making. For example many minimal tunes are made only of drums(mostly built from single hits), bassline and sound fx. For liquid dnb the melody is very important, soft vocals and dreamy pads are often used too, drums usually have flowing percussion whithout any sudden changes in rhythm. Many oldschool jungle tracks are made with drums based on the amen break and 808 kicks for the bass etc. etc.

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    Re: Dumb Question

    Thank u guys.

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    Re: Dumb Question

    Trial and error imo, there is no right or wrong way, there are no certain elements, except Drums and Bass of course

    Put whatever you come up with in the tune

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