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Dance Music Styles 103 - Future Bass.
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If the BPM is 150, on what beat would you place the snare?
What is the defining feature of an 808 kick?
Chord progressions can control the emotion in a track. True or false?
How loud should you master a future bass track?
A touch louder than the quietest future bass track
As loud as possible
Future bass percussion is usually…?
Based on triplets
Anything you like
What aspect of synthesis most heavily affects how bass layers interfere with each other?
What is the main theme in future bass?
What’s the technical name for each instance of sound when using unison?
What is the main thing that makes a future bass basslines different to most genres?
It uses futuristic synthesis techniques
It uses an octave lower than generally accepted
It follows a long melody, contributing to the song
Sidechain compression modulates…?
The amplitude of the wave
The balance of frequencies
What is counterpoint melody (in simple terms)?
Melody that doesn’t do what the listener expects
More than one melody working independently, and together
A melody that references an earlier version of itself
Melody with the accents on the offbeats
Why do you need to make sure vocals are in key?
So listeners can sing along
Everyone listens to the vocal
It’s industry standard to do so
Future bass tracks almost always have a well defined key
How loud should you mix the natural ambience layer?
Loud enough to be felt but not heard
Loud enough to be clearly heard in the mix
Loud enough so that it’s centre of attention
As loud as possible without clipping
Who is a great example of someone using next level sound design in future bass?
What is the main thing you assign an LFO to when creating a sound like this?
Would a portamento time of 1s be considered long or short?
Which of the following are common (but not necessary) in future bass?
Old drum breaks
Why aren’t there any standard rules for arrangements in future bass?
The ‘future’ in future bass means you don’t have to stick to traditional song structures
Most future bass producers are too young to know the standard track structures
Future bass tracks aren’t primarily made for DJs in clubs
That's not true. Future bass tracks have very rigid rules when it comes to arrangements.
Can you layer additional synths on top of a supersaw lead?
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