Antagonist - Dubstep loop

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Now I'm finally starting to learn how to make dubstep properly! This loop uses pretty much all of my dubstep knowledge in one, and it only took a couple hours! In future my dubstep could become crazy if I can make my dubstep fit a theme and learn to combat dubstep's mastering difficulties...

This is made with the demo of Massive using Phase modulation, Wavetable positions, bandpasses and band rejects with LFOs on them, then imported into harmor into the IMG section with the speed set to 0 and IMG time offset controlled by the X Modulation knob, effectively copying the sound into Harmor. I put some of Harmor's effects onto it like Harmonic pitch thickness and made the X modulator also control a filter that acts as a bass wobble and to a certain extent the volume. I also made a part B with A LOT of pitch thickness and LOADS of bass thanks to the pitch divider and Local EQ, I also gave this a bass wobble filter controlled by the X modulator and made the X modulator control volume so the powerfull bass wouldn't override the base of the sound.

I also used Sytrus, just some simple 2 to 1 FM modulation, although I did make sure there was a lot more of a buzz to it by using the OSC tab more than usual and having multiple modulators.

Finally I actually used a lot of GMS. Many consider GMS to be a very basic, boring synth with not much potential, but I beg to differ. It may be basic, but it has loads of potential! Except for the one sound with sytus, every sound at the breaks is made with GMS! The bass wobbles are some aggressive bassy waveforms, with automated filters and some 2 to 1 FM modulation, polished with EQ-ing and Rough rider distortion. GMS's dubstep sounds may appear dull, but with some good mastering they can become lively and unique!


its loud and obnoxious but youre getting there

Doublechindoge7 responds:

Yeah I made this more of a demonstration of what I could do with Massive combined with Harmor, more than an actual song... I actually still spent about an hour of the mastering, but when you use tube distortion, phase modulation and band pass and rejects it becomes pretty hard to master... =/ I meant to follow this up with a full length, better mastered piece using this synth, but I swear I'm doing the same thing I did before and it doesn't sound anywhere near as nice... I'm definitely forgetting something important, but I can't remember what. I'm pretty sure I used dirty needle at -36 semitones, phase modulation, tube distortion and band pass and rejects, but the result is similar, yet much less high-quality...

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Nov 5, 2016
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1 min 51 sec

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