In the remix culture, what is a Dubstep?
Thanks for chiming in Dan.
Is the Dub Step the entire part that sounds like ( in my words) a musical fight, or remix climax) or is it a sound that coins that phase too? Is the Dub Step anything added in the song? How do you explain what a DubStep is in words?
Its a musical genre. Usually featuring a tempo of 140 BPM (often with a half-time feel to the drums) and aggressive "wobbly" basslines.
I like the fact that as a genre it doesn't appear to take itself too seriously!
Wow, that's some cool stuff. I don't do that kind of stuff myself and I really don't want to because it intimidates me. I'm not that kind of computer frenetic engineer so I just record music. But I think it's still cool stuff. I'm just spoiled from working with really musical folks. The only thing I want to quantize sometimes is my heart beat. I really hate it when it starts to go pitter patter pitter patter, unless someone happens to be in love with me at that moment.
I'm looking for love in all the wrong places...
Mx. Remy Ann David
I've decided to spend tomorrow trying to make a dubstep tune as scary as that one :D
I'm actually booked as house engineer for a Skrillex show in about a week. His rider goes on for several pages about the lighting rig they're bringing, but it seems all I'm going to have to do is patch in a DJ mixer plus some extra subs!
Yeah, that's all part of audio engineering at its most basic industrial level. It's like putting tie tack microphones on talking heads before their interviews on TV. You have to make important decisions for that like... left lapel or right lapel or their tie. Upside down (BBC style) right side up (common style), T-shirt style... around their lousy necks! Wireless, wired & too much coffee. I'm not a very caffeinated oriented person. The only thing oriented about myself is the equipment I use from there, the Orient.
Sanken Very much
Mx. Remy Ann David
I think I finally get it. Do I have this right... You load in loops or stems of a song(s) into a DAW like Frooty Loops and somewhere in that song you do a dubstep? This must originate from the DJ culture? Example: DJ mixing up songs, they have FL or Ableton as part of their rig and when things get around 140bpm they get creative with their VSTi, a controller and start mixing it up with a dubstep? The dupstep is a combination of the remix and the DJ's ability to use a DAW to perform their own thing?
DJ's crossing over into VSTi world yes?
Actually reading my own wikipedia link, it appears that the Skrillex I posted above doesn't count as real dubstep and is actually "Brostep": shows how much I know!
I like the description of Brostep as "Americanized, garbage dubstep"