Dubstep tips for the aspiring Producer!

2013-04-19 01:24:15 by Vyill

Here are some tips I have for anybody who wants to / does make Dubstep!

1) The Drop Impact
You know how the drop in really big dubstep tunes has a nice impact? Well, besides the sub and crashes all happening at once, you want to have the first kick in your drop be sssuuperr heavy, so there's a huge boom when everything comes in. The easiest way to do this is to turn up the Decibels to about 8-10db. (If you don't have it set to 0db as default, just add 10 db)

2) Mixdown LAST
This is probably obvious, but I'll make it clear anyway. Mixdown should come near to the end of composing. Sometimes it's okay to do a bit of EQing and etc here and there, but it's best to mixdown last. Why? Because lets say you mix down all your drums, and then you compose the bass, then you mixdown that, and then the mix down is all messed up and muddy. It's better to mix down as much as you can together versus all over the place.

3) Get your own style
It's great to get inspirations from your favorite producers, but don't just copy somebody's style. You want to come up with your own, unique style. That's how people will recognize and remember you and your music. Look at the big name dubsteppers out there! They all have their own unique sound that makes them memorable.

4) "My CPU is totally BONED. HELP!"
Ever working on a project, and you've got so much in it and it's all awesome and stuff, but your DAW is lagging like crazy? That's cuz your CPU is going up the ***. To fix this, you can change the latency settings so their higher than default, OR you can export your stuff from Midi tracks to audio, then re-import them. The reason your CPU is going wild is because you have tons of Midi and external VSTs in your project. Export some stuff to audio, then re-import, to help keep your DAW running smoothly.

Remixing can really get your name out there. It's always good to remix. Notice how a lot of the bigger producers started with a ton of remixes? That's why. Remixing is a great way to help make your presence known.

6) Promoting, promoting.
Ask a Dubstep promotional channel to feature your music on their page! There are tons of youtube pages that'll do this, such as ClownDubstep, VitalDubstep, and many more. Also, make tons of social media pages for your music. The more pages, the more fans, the more views, and the more plays! This'll get you out there. You want at least something like this:
-A youtube
-A newgrounds :P
-A soundcloud
-A twitter
-A facebook
-A bandcamp

7) Don't give up! :D
If you're ever in a rut, and can't find any inspiration, don't call it quits. Just take a break for a while. Soon you'll find your vibe again! I sometimes take week long breaks, just listening to tunes, and then I'll come back to producer, ready with a fresh mind!

Anyway, that seems like enough for now. Hope these tips were helpful for you guys! Thanks for reading. Be sure to follow my newgrounds and check out my tunes. :)



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2013-04-21 05:57:19

Shit, you're only 13? You have a massive future ahead of you bro. Keep on doing what you're doing.

Vyill responds:

Thanks man :)