Electronic dance music or Dubstep is gaining momentum in the club scene worldwide. Dubstep is a style of electronic dance music that combines the best elements of other popular music styles such as house, techno and hip-hop. Artists who create Dubstep tracks often incorporate many popular dance music styles and sounds, such as new age, classical and top 40 hits. A good example of rising Dubstep producer/music artist isbreaks, which are popular in the Dubstep scene.
Break is a type of rhythm where the rhythm is played on the hi-hat (not the most popular hi hat sound) and then on the bass drum. The bass drum is played with two hands, as the name suggests. This enables a different pattern of sound to be created. For example, the hi-hat can be hit with the left-hand and the bass drum with the right-hand. The sounds that are made this way are often referred to as ‘wooshing’. In Dubstep music, a lot of this type of break is played with the usage of a compression effect, usually with the compressor knob set to its maximum level.
Compression is one of the most useful sound effects that can be used in Dubstep. It can be used with or without a reverb. To use a compressor, you would plug a sound into the effected track and then turn up the volume so that the sound is noticeable. The volume slider in the track can be used to control the level of compression. When using a compressor with a reverb, it is generally preferable to use the compression setting for the main loop, and the reverb for other mid-section sections.
Sampling is another method of adding texture to electronic dance music. Sampling can be done through the use of a microphone or a direct input from an instrument. Sampling can also be done digitally, through the use of a sampler. This type of sampling can be used in conjunction with other sound effects to give a wide range of options and shapes to a sound.
The chorus is another useful addition to a sound. It is basically a repetitive bass drum sound. It can be used in conjunction with a reverb. A good example of this is heard on many Dubstep songs.
One of the oldest forms of audio mixing, which has only recently become obsolete due to new applications, is the Audio Delay. It can be used with a compressor or a signal delay to delay the audio. This has the advantage of making the listener feel the beat of the track. It is not used very much anymore due to poor tracking, but it can still be used sparingly.
Digital distortion is another way of creating distortion. It uses digital filters like the compressor. It’s best used in the short term and is not usually recommended for long-term usage. It can also have undesirable effects if used too often. It can be used for Bassline tracks or as part of a mix.
Bit crushers are another tool that can be used to remove unwanted noise from a track. It works by closing up the gap between the samples or beats. The resulting sound is cleaner, warmer and more interesting sounding. Using one of these tools in a Dubstep track is highly recommended.
Noise gates are useful when you need to achieve a wall of sound. They work by limiting the amount of “over-the-top” sounds that can be mixed. Basically it limits the amount of midi signal that is allowed to enter. This helps keep the sound controlled and prevents it from becoming chaotic. It can be used on its own or be used as part of another tool such as a compressor or a signal delay.
There are some general tips to remember when mixing electronic dance music. Don’t add too many breaks or loops to a mix. This can make the mix sound too busy and make it hard to hear the vocals. When using a compressor always use the “auto style” function. This will ensure that the compressor automatically applies the gain when needed.
There is a lot of different electronic dance music available to choose from. It’s hard to listen to all of them at once. To find what you like, try listening to a few of your favorites to get a good idea. You may have to try a few different versions of the song to find one that works well for you.