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