With four consecutive Beatport number 1s, Dodge & Fuski is truly a force to be reckoned with when it comes to all things dance music. Returning after the success of his Dubstep fundamentals course where he broke down the massive track ‘Killer Bees’, Rob Talbott of DnF is back to give you the lowdown on creating a remix. Focusing on arrangement, the course is in two parts – part 1 in the studio with Rob as he demonstrates building a remix from the stems, part 2 is a commentary on a huge new Future House remix of Orla Gartland’s ‘Souvenirs’, made under his 4AM alias, concluding with a comparison of the two arrangements and tips on creative mixing.
The course is available immediately after purchase, and can be streamed online 24/7/365. Included with the course is a large pack of bonus samples, courtesy of Loopmasters.
The course is available for purchase from Loopmasters for £14.95 GBP.
Producertech has released Dubstep Production Techniques by Dodge & Fuski, a new online course featuring a 2-part set of tutorials that guides you through the process of producing a Dubstep anthem, describing each of the elements in a track and how they’re combined and laid out to form a successful arrangement.
The first part of the course walks through brand new single ‘Killer Bees’, just released on Disciple Recordings, enabling you to listen to each part of the track individually and understand the reasons for including them and the treatment required to make them sit well in the mix. There’s also an analysis of the arrangement and a breakdown of each section, explaining the evolution of the track and how it was conceived.
The second set of tutorials applies all of these techniques and more into creating a basic Dubstep arrangement from scratch, including the laying out and processing of beats, creation of the bassline, sound design and application of FX layers and builds – which are woven together into a simple song structure. Although the tracks are made in Cubase, the techniques can be easily applied to any music making platform, so the course is suitable for anyone, regardless of DAW preference.
After signing up, the tutorials are available to watch immediately, along with a 150MB bonus download pack of Dubstep samples.
The course is available for purchase for £22.95 GBP.
Plugin Boutique has announced an update to its BigKick kick drum instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Plugin Boutique and partner Credland Audio have been hard at work developing a major update to BigKick. The update includes 100 FREE Kicks from Loopmasters in the demo installer (usable even without purchase of the full version).
Until 1st October, the full purchase also includes a free expansion pack from Dodge & Fuski (available at 50% off to existing BigKick owners). View a short video on the expansion pack below.
Changes in BigKick
New tough mode for harder hyper-clean trance style kick drums.
Much longer envelopes for those bass booms and 808 style kicks.
Make your pre-sets sit right in the mix more quickly with the new built in EQ. Or, if you want, leap out and smack you in the face with the punch control.
Keyboard controlled MIDI pitch.
New (much warmer) distortion and waveforms for more creative and aggressive sounds.
Drag and drop import for attack samples. Drag sounds straight from your track into onto the Load Sample button – it’s very quick and easy!
Massively improved pre-set handling, including folder creation, renaming, easier pre-set browsing, pre-set-pack creation tools and much more.
Over 80 changes, fixes and performance improvements over the previous version.
New envelope shape for the longer kick drums for a more natural decay.
BigKick for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for 50 EUR. Until October 1st, a purchase includes a free copy of the Dubstep Kicks V1 with Dodge & Fuski expansion pack. This pack is also available for purchase separately.
Loopmasters has launched Dubstep Wobble, a new Artist Series sample pack by Dodge & Fuski.
Dubstep Wobble is a Royalty Free collection of over 500 production ready samples that intentionally sidestep the endless stream of robot noises and monster growls to bring a fresh take on the classic sounds that inspired the early Dubstep scene. This collection reworks the sonic weapons used in the early Dodge and Fuski productions and features heavy use of Reggae Skanks, Laser Sirens, Dub Drops, Half Step Beats and most importantly plenty of Dirty Wobble Basses lovingly re-created and reworked for the new generation of Dubstep producers.
Dodge & Fuski are two chaps that have firmly found their feet in the bass music scene with a skill for switching genres and varying BPM’s throughout their sets, twisting up Dubstep, Electro and D&B flavours to create a fresh contemporary sound. Since the beginning of 2011 the Dubstep and Drumstep duo have racked up over 3 million views on YouTube and have been championed by Radio 1, 1 Xtra and the world’s leading YouTube Dubstep channel UKF.
The sample pack is available to purchase for £29.95 GBP. Individual parts are also sold separately.
Prime Loops has launched Holy Trap, a 270MB sample pack featuring ethereal leads, sub basslines, 808 drums, sfx, vox and more by Dodge of Dodge & Fuski.
Dodge has been busy riding the lightning in the audio Armageddon to deliver this holy grail of sample packs, so get ready to take a heavenly gulp of pure sonic energy from the chalice of Trap! Holy Trap is the answer to your prayers with a spiritual selection of new and exclusive Vox Loops, Synth Loops, SFX Loops, Drum Loops (including both kick and no kick), Percussion Fills and a host of One-Shots.
Resurrect your productions with over 270MB of fresh audio samples delivered in multiple formats and arranged across 7 epic folders. Holy Trap will drop over 180 individual samples into your download folder and you can fling these files straight into any major sampling software with a swift click, a smooth drag and then a simple drop into your DAW.
The sample pack is available to purchase for £16.95 GBP.
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