What plugins would you recomend for a dubstep begginer?

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jasonburge1990
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7 posts since 17 Oct, 2018

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:37 am

Hi I am new to the forum and new to producing music. I want to get in to making dubstep and not sure what plugins are used for bass, leads, and drums. I have a DAW already and a MIDI keyboard so thats a start. So what plugins do you recommend for bass growls, wobble bass, big synth leads, or anything else to produce a good song. Thanks.

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VariKusBrainZ
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8384 posts since 16 Dec, 2002

Re: What plugins would you recomend for a dubstep begginer?

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:45 am

Try the Getting Started forum

viewforum.php?f=74

gentleclockdivider
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1178 posts since 22 Mar, 2009 from gent

Re: What plugins would you recomend for a dubstep begginer?

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:50 am

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DJ Warmonger
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2844 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Re: What plugins would you recomend for a dubstep begginer?

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:54 am

Serum (search for presets), Harmor (just call the wildest settings you can imagine). Any FM synth would be a good starting point, too.
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Distorted Horizon
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1276 posts since 17 Jan, 2017

Re: What plugins would you recomend for a dubstep begginer?

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:18 am

Any synth with a filter. Like I mentioned in your other thread, don't buy any more stuff but learn the basics with stuff you already have.

Hook an lfo to your for example lowpass filter and you have yourself a wobble.

Raddler1
KVRist
87 posts since 17 Mar, 2012 from Montreal

Re: What plugins would you recomend for a dubstep begginer?

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:05 am

Don't judge a genre by it's plugins.

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pdxindy
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14000 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Re: What plugins would you recomend for a dubstep begginer?

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:11 am

Serum and Massive... tons of presets in the genre

Whywhy
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169 posts since 11 Aug, 2018

Re: What plugins would you recomend for a dubstep begginer?

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:19 am

jasonburge1990 wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:37 am
Hi I am new to the forum and new to producing music. I want to get in to making dubstep and not sure what plugins are used for bass, leads, and drums. I have a DAW already and a MIDI keyboard so thats a start. So what plugins do you recommend for bass growls, wobble bass, big synth leads, or anything else to produce a good song. Thanks.
What daw do you use?

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zenophilix
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745 posts since 21 Apr, 2016

Re: What plugins would you recomend for a dubstep begginer?

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:14 am

As cliche as it sounds, Serum & Massive are still pretty solidly on top of the wavetable game. FM synthesis is also an option(FM8, Operator), but it's going to take some more effort to understand how to program effectively.

Best primer on FM, in my opinion:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvBl3YUBUyY
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anomandaris1
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271 posts since 26 Nov, 2009

Re: What plugins would you recomend for a dubstep begginer?

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:44 am

zenophilix wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:14 am
FM synthesis is also an option(FM8, Operator)
The OP has Sytrus (which is more advanced than FM8 or Operator).

liquid234
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43 posts since 27 Dec, 2017

Re: What plugins would you recomend for a dubstep begginer?

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:59 pm

I have a hard time making Cyclop by Sugar Bytes NOT sound like dubstep. Itza dub bass monsta! Scares my cats everytime. :D

gentleclockdivider wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:50 am
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Halonmusic
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1658 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: What plugins would you recomend for a dubstep begginer?

Post Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:48 am

gentleclockdivider wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:50 am
One ping only
It had to be mentioned :lol:

Steve Bolivar
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383 posts since 25 Aug, 2006

Re: What plugins would you recomend for a dubstep begginer?

Post Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:52 am

Kind of a no brainier:
Melda MWobbler
https://www.meldaproduction.com/MWobbler

drdriller
KVRist
87 posts since 6 Feb, 2017

Re: What plugins would you recomend for a dubstep begginer?

Post Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:30 am

Steve Bolivar wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:52 am
Kind of a no brainier:
Melda MWobbler
https://www.meldaproduction.com/MWobbler
MFilter is more versatile (MWobbler has only 2 filters which cannot be set to parallel mode), btw i wouldn't suggest any melda plugins for a beginners.

the standard wooble filter for dubstep is WOW2, but i suggest to simply use filter from massive and/or serum.

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