If you didn’t hear the news yet, the mighty SeamlessR has created a ‘How To Make Dubstep’ course that will be available exclusively through BassGorilla.com, and will be released next Wednesday (March 25th), with a reduced price and extra bonuses for one week only until the end of the month.

To give you a taste of the material covered in the course, here is a sneak preview of one of the tutorials, on how to create a vocoded bass sound – one of the various basses that Seamless makes in this course.

Vocoder Bass Tutorial By SeamlessR

Step 1 – FM Bass Synthesis In Sytrus

You’ll see that he uses Sytrus to create the initial bass sound, using FM synthesis. He shows you how to get a really clean, sharp sound in Sytrus, before moving on to the next step.

Step 2 – Vocoding With Vocodex

Seamless’ weapon of choice for applying a vocoder to this sound is Vocodex from Image Line. I love this plugin and am extremely happy that it is available to users of other DAWs except FL Studio.

SeamlessR uses a vocal sample of a voice saying ‘alright’ to module the carrier signal (the sharp bass sound from step 1)

In the video above you’ll see how much he is able to dial in the sound using Vocodex’s powerful ability to automate parameters with respect to time (always important to have respect for time).

Step 3 – Multiband compression

The final step in all of this is to use multiband compression to even out the frequency range of the sound and bring out some more of the highs and lows that are lost from the vocoder process.

We hope you found this useful. If you want to learn more about this course, click here.


Here’s the original track: