As you know me for quite a while, I'm a jazz person, but recently as a job, I got to teach about computer music production and people were interested in...? can you guess ? right, DUBSTEP. So, I had to research, learn and "do my homework".
I'm thinking that a thread where we can share tips & tricks specifically on this style can be useful (will be useful for me at least).
Let's try to keep it clean, no personal attacks, no "I hate dubstepz" and share in a organized style, put a tytle as "mixing trick", "massive tutorial" or similar, depending of subject.
So far I got several Things to share:
To keep low frequencies consistent, you may try to put a low cut filter to you "wub" (wobble bass synths), cut the bass out and then put on all track another bass that double all the bass lines, with a cleaner sound, less aggressive but more "bassy".
This works well especially if you have several different wobbles and you use as main bass a simple sine sound.
I seen that NI Massive is one of the most popular instruments for wobbles and as well as for leads.
Not everybody can afford this, so, I stumbled upon several free synths that can make a good job with wobbles.
Here's a collection of synths "developed with dubstep and drum and bass specifically in mind". Tried those myself (I might make a demo song soon) and beside the impressive interface there are some really cool features.
ITCHY SYNTHS - VST
Here comes another one, one of my favorites. With envelope generators that you can sync to DAW bpm or draw your envelope shape using your mouse, wobble sound can easily be made from scratch.
Out of fun, I made even a wobble preset (well, can be improved but it's just a start). Here on Mediafire:
Wubb bass 1 - tempo sync at quarter note
Wubb 2 - same sound, tempo sync at eighth note