By no means go previous zero DB.
Rigorously monitor each course of to make sure the degrees by no means creeps previous 0DB, this tends to occur extra when utilizing heavy limiting in dubstep, however may occur with aggressive EQ.
A simple mistake to make is to make poor judgments by A/B testing to rapidly. For instance, when making use of compression the higher setting may not sound so all proper initially as a result of its not as loud. Nonetheless as soon as normalized its can be the superior setting. Additionally A/B take a look at by shortly switching between two or three of your favourite dubstep tracks to see how these producers do issues.
Get your dubstep studio as quiet as doable.
Though all proper dubstep monitoring tools is crucial, it may be wasted cash in case your room will not be arrange correctly. Some fast and straightforward suggestions are to get silent followers in your pc, and put money into some acoustic tiles to dampen pre-delay and early reflections. Primarily your room will probably be performing like a reverb plug-in except you add some sort of sound dampening. This can lead to over, or below use of EQ.
Take a look at, Check, Take a look at towards different dubstep tracks.
A all proper concept is to take heed to your efforts on as many methods and areas as potential and pay shut consideration to the outcomes. Over time it will train you ways your combine interprets over a number of methods, though to excellent can take greater than a lifetime. Because of this a mastering engineer is price his weight in gold. Or printer ink (as thats costlier than gold!).
Be taught the frequencies.
This may sound apparent, however constructing a psychological image of the dubstep frequency vary in your head can pay dividends in all areas of dubstep manufacturing. In my opinion it perhaps an important factor in getting you combine and mastering efforts proper. Try to connect phrases to every space, like heat (220-320), muddiness (340), knock (600-1k), readability (4k-7.5k) and many others.
Reduce it out.
When mixing / mastering dubstep (overlook sonic sculpting) its almost at all times higher to make a frequency lower, quite than a lift. It’s because the human mind will deem a sound extra pure sounding by utilizing a reduce as a result of that’s what occurs in the actual world, sounds are absorbed by totally different supplies (like wooden, and concrete) leading to sure frequencies being eliminated. Due to this fact when boosting EQ the mind won’t be as used to it as a frequency reduce. A all proper trick if you happen to do need to increase a frequency is to chop all the opposite frequencies other than the one you need to increase after which flip the entire quantity up. As a rule a 1DB enhance is equal to a 3DB lower.