Cover of track How To Create a Dubstep Drop by abstract
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abstract, How To Create a Dubstep Drop

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I've observed that a lot of Audiotool still seems to not understand too much about the structure of a dubstep drop. Here is an example of how to create an okay drop with just 2 basses and drums. (and a sub)

In case most of you haven't noticed, dubstep/brostep drops usually consist of 2 or more synths: a low growling bass and a high lead flux pavilion synth. In a dubstep drop, you usually have a call and response type thing with these two synths. The growl bass hits on the kick and the high lead dances on and past the snare. Then the maker creates a 4 to 8 bar loop of this and repeats it with progressions and variation. In this example I used a growling type bass and a lead only, so its pretty basic.

In steps:

1. Create hard hitting half time drums.

2. Growl bass on kick and high lead on snare. Create a pattern like this where the bass and lead interchange between each other. Make a 4 or 8 bar loop of this.

3. Add variation/progressions in drums (hihats) or add notes in the bass patch and lead.

Tip: pitch bends help, and subs fill out the higher synth usually

Hope I helped! :D

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    Stagefright

    about 1 year ago

    lmao

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    Dysfunction

    about 2 years ago

    Cmon, man. This sucks. Deathstep is where it is, ya know?

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    D I C L A I R

    about 2 years ago

    thumbs up

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    Admiral Foxx

    about 3 years ago

    This is really cool. I'll admit, I still don't fully understand the concept. Practice makes perfect!

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    Connor Baker

    about 3 years ago

    this actually helps

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    abstract

    about 3 years ago

    lol this is stupid why did I make this

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    Zux

    about 3 years ago

    thx alot ^^ !!!!

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    humasigno

    about 3 years ago

    oh my god this sucks xD

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    …L o L i g h t s…

    about 4 years ago

    Whoa this is an old gem. Very well explained. Maybe you should do like a deep house one. Not too many people are informed on it Haha. #GoLo

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    ExPe (I'M BACK)

    about 4 years ago

    One of the only songs I remember coming out when I first joined! Can't believe it's been one year!

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    dreadsaw

    about 4 years ago

    Do you think you can make another one?

    I'm stuck on a drop for my draft in AT and I am literally at a brick wall here.

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    dreadsaw

    about 4 years ago

    This is a year old what

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    Slim Magnito

    about 4 years ago

    It looks like I the perfect example.

    Should I make dubstep or brostep? (Challenge considered.)

    YES! (cHALLENGE AcCePtEd)

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    Demented1

    about 4 years ago

    I can see clearly now

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    ᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠ

    about 4 years ago

    this is cool :O

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