How to create a nice sub that goes with an LFO?

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  1. ARTFX

    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    It is like this, I know how to make a decent subbass for Drum & Bass, but when using this techniques in Dubstep it goes all wrong. I mean, I've got some good subbasses on my Dubstep tracks, but always struggle to get them right.

    It's all because off the LFO I think, when I throw on the LFO I don't get the wobble as the low-mid/mid/high parts of the bass. On an E note it would sound good, but when playing an F note on the same patch it sounds bad. Some notes the wobble gets to intense and the bass gets to loud, other notes are barely heard. How would you fix that?
     
  2. Gloxxy

    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    Re-sample the E note then load it into a sampler.
     
  3. groelle

    groelle Well-Known Member

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    or apply the lfo to the volume rather than the cut off, cut off wont work because of the different frequencies the sine is in. with resampling the E you will get faster and slower wobbles, but with volume you could make them all the same.

    hope that helps ;)
     
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    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Hmmm will try that out! Sounds logic though.
     
  5. TarekFM

    TarekFM Producer

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    Just wanted to concur with the above poster, lfo mods on Dubstep basses are primarily done w/amplitude modualtion(volume)....you should be good to go now!!:)
     
  6. Neomind

    Neomind Too many skulls!">:O

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    or getting the LFO sent to the cutoff of the very end filter.
    I mean, that filter has to be the last one.

    In dubstep there's nothing written down yet, only for the rythms, is a very fresh style, so try new things...
    Always keep in mind that compression is a very good friend to mantaing wobbles controled ;)
     
  7. ARTFX

    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Most of the time my LP filter is the latest in the chain, so that's not the problem mate.
     
  8. subprime

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    + one for lfo to amplitude mod. If you can set the lfo so the effect fades in that sounds cool as well.

    Ps: not just for dubstep, I reckon it works for dnb if you want long notes that don't sound too overpowering or tiring.
     
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    Neomind Too many skulls!">:O

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    plus I've read wrong.
    For subbass amplitude LFOing is the thing. ;)