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Old 04-07-2011, 06:34 AM   #1
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Dub Techno Production and Techniques

Here are a just a few tips on getting getting started... eventually this thread will grow with more advanced features with contributions from more advanced idmfers but here is just the basics for this genre.

lets that with that huge wide ambient riff that is the bones of dub techno. In my demonstration i will be using cubase 6.

so lets fire up cubase or your daw and open up a simple analog type vst like cubase prologue or abletons analog.
Lets select the sawtooth osc since its very rich in harmonics. we will also want to be using a 24db lowpass filter since this will let us get some nifty lower/mid tones. we now need to set our voices to more than 1 lol.. i would say at least 4. lets create a few bars worth of the same chord, and we want a slightly low octave. turn on the cycle mode and repeat it. it should sound pretty harsh and gross, but deep as well.

now lets get to the soundgoodizer part.. the reverb..

lets now slap a simple reverb on this and shape it to our liking. lets start by setting the reverb time to somewhere along the lines of 10 to 13 seconds. this should have a drastic effect.. now move down the diffusion and size to pretty nominal values so we can create a clearer image of the sound and mix around 60 percent for even more clarity. bingo.. you should now have a pretty deep chord. tho something is still missing.. we also need some simple ping pong delay going on. fiddle with the settings a bit.. tho i recommend starting with 1/4 timing.

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Old 04-07-2011, 09:36 AM   #2
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Re: Dub Techno Production and Techniques

Good thread RDMT, I'd like to see this take off
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:49 PM   #3
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Re: Dub Techno Production and Techniques

filter envelope to let some attack through on your chord stabs works really well.

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Re: Dub Techno Production and Techniques

In Reason-

Thor, 2 wavetable Raising sine waves, turn off x-fade and position to 0. Also like to experiment with other wavetable forms, analog waveforms and the multi osc.
little bit of tape distortion and reso. Bit of unison.
3/16 delay. maybe a ping pong delay on the RV7000 or the pan room or stereo echoe patch on the RV7.
Then play with the filter!
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Re: Dub Techno Production and Techniques

Anyone got examples of their work? I havnt uploaded much of my dub techno stuff but here's a deep house track i made a while back with similar synths...

http://soundcloud.com/nickyjmusic/i-o-nicky-j

Any questions about how i made anything then ask.

Would love to get this thread busy, really loving dub techno at the moment....

Cheers! Nick.
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Old 14-02-2012, 12:54 AM   #6
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Re: Dub Techno Production and Techniques

Here you have two youtube channels with some good Dub-Techno tips and tricks.

*NB: Both guys use Ableton but even if you use another DAW it's worth chekking out!

Atabeylive:
http://www.youtube.com/user/atabeylive?feature=watch

Fingers In The Noise:
http://www.youtube.com/user/FingersInTheNoise/videos


And for everyone who is into Dub in general, check out this website for more dub techniques (+ free vst's).

http://www.interruptor.ch/

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Re: Dub Techno Production and Techniques

What are some good techniques for builds and drops? I've been using the snare rush and sweeps. Are there any other good ways to start and end a segment?

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