How to Create Dubstep Wobble Bass
What’s up producer!
A sub-genre of electronic music, most Dubstep is characterized by wobbly, unstable bass timbres. These bass sounds are known as ‘wub’. In this blog, we go through a quick step by step technique to show you how to quickly create a nice wub bass that you can then further tweak and process to suit your track.
We’ve asked Bronwen from www.rapponline.net to do a walkthrough on the ‘wub bass’ in a video; using great dubstep samples from the 2016 Dubstep Production Library by Ghosthack.
Step By Step Guide to Create a Wub Bass Sound In Logic Pro X:
- Load up an ES2 Synth
- Initialize the patch.
- Go to the oscillators and select Square waves
- Turn cents to 0
- Now click FL reset
- Click Unison
- Set 16
- Go to filter cutoff and drop to around 0.3
- Now to get the wobble you need to use the LFo (Low frequency Oscillator)
- Go to Target and set to cut off 1 and 2
- Now turn your slider up to around 0.5
- You now have a nice wobble on your bass
- You can manipulate the rate of the wobble Higher up values are faster, and lower values are slower
This is just a quick guide to get you a nice wub bass sound up and running quickly. You can automate parameters, add effects and really create some interesting sounds.
Have some fun!
The R-loops team.