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Dance Music Styles 101 - Trap.
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Prevent problems when converting to mp3
Define the start of each new 808
Make it sound warmer
Define the stereo image
Real life recorded sounds are sometimes called…?
What is the only major platform that does NOT normalize for perceived loudness?
How do you pitch the snares up and down?
What division do the claps typically fall on?
What function of a sampler is used to tell it the note of a loaded sample?
What’s the main problem with maximizing sustained 808s?
Speakers can’t handle that much low end energy
It eats up all the headroom
It sounds boring
What are harmonics (generated by saturation)?
Multiples of existing frequencies
What is the main defining feature of trap?
Hip hop attitude
How many synth layers does trap normally have?
Three or more!
What range does a trap snare fundamental typically sit in?
Is there a standard shape for an 808 waveform?
Should the 808 work when summed to mono?
Technically yes, but it’s ok to break the rules
What waveform is the body of an 808 kick based on?
What is the main thing specific to trap arrangements?
Repeated 2nd drop
Short tracks, short bursts of energy
Are there basslines in trap?
Yes, regular synth basslines
Kind of, the 808 tails are the bassline
Yes, acoustic basslines
What’s the most common element used to add rhythmic interest?
White noise riser
Where do 808 kicks make the most sense?
Through big speakers
Pitch envelopes are used on 808s to….?
Shape the waveform
Give it punch
Tune it to a particular key
Why can you get creative with reverb in trap?
There’s lots of space in the mix
808s enhance the reverb
You should never use reverb in trap
Diplo did it once and now everyone does it
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