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In this section you can find things that will assist you in your own computer-based musical productions. There's a lot of original Dubroom material which you can use, but also third party material. There's much more than "just" sampled material, as you can find some little pieces of software, presets and other things as well. Everything in this section is, like all stuff in the Dubroom by the way, legal and -a lot of times- absolutely free of charge. Definitely worth a visit, for novice to veteran.

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ABOUT THIS TUTORIAL

The earliest entry of this tutorial at archive.org dates back to october 2001. None of the contents is irrelevant, even though over a decade of experience is condensed throughout these pages. Please consider the fact that some parts may be re-written, extra information might be added, in other words: consider this a dynamic tutorial that in it's current phase is most definitely unfinished but shown valueable to thousands of people. CLICK HERE to read about the latest changes and re-writes.

MAKING DUB WITH COMPUTERS - INTRODUCTION

WWW, August 2014 - It started back in the 1990's when I released computer-based (DUB) Reggae online and it turned out to be quite popular, in spite of all the prejudice and outright disdain I faced in these early years from other producers and (of course) musicians. Before I knew it, I was writing a tutorial on how to create (DUB) Reggae Music with a computer. Why? Because of popular demand. Even some of those that scorned at me have now publicly said they're doing the exact same thing now. Perhaps even reading this tutorial for a tip or two.

Whatever the case and for whatever reason you are reading this, welcome to this tutorial. I do not exactly know when I started the first chapters but it must be somewhere around the late 1990's, early 2000's. That's quite a while back, and it's still in an unfinished stadium. It is my intention to actually finish the tutorial as fast as I can, but not without substance. I do know from the site statistics that every day, the tutorial is read by many people from all over the world so this gives me a responsibility to not just write nonsensical things.

You will find, that the early chapters are evidently written years before the later chapters. Still, the information contained in these early chapters are as valid as they are today, since we are speaking about a music that existed before there was such a thing as a digital home studio. 

So, what can you find here?

The title says it.

With words, sights and sounds (it used to be called a multimedia presentation), I'm explaining and sharing what I have discovered and learned for myself. It is by no means my intention to give you a step-by-step manual on how to create your own Messian Dread dub, because that helps no one. It is my intention to provide you with some principals and techniques that you can use in your own creativity.

Below is the table of contents. I hope you are benefiting from what you can find in the following chapters.

One Love,
Messian Dread

table of contents

CHAPTER 1: PREJUDICE GO
CHAPTER 2: COMPUTER GO
CHAPTER 3: INGREDIENTS GO
CHAPTER 4: BPM SETTINGS GO
CHAPTER 5: FOUR BASIC REGGAE RHYTHMS GO
CHAPTER 6: TWO TYPES OF RHYTHM GO
CHAPTER 7: THE NYABINGHI RHYTHM GO
CHAPTER 8: PROGRAMMING THE NYABINGHI RHYTHM (?) GO
CHAPTER 9: MIDI OR AUDIO? GO
CHAPTER 10: MIDI (1) - INTRODUCTION GO
CHAPTER 11: MIDI (2) - WHY MAKE A RIDDIM? GO
CHAPTER 12: MIDI (3) - RECORDING A RIDDIM GO
CHAPTER 13: MIDI (4) - SETTING UP THE SEQUENCER GO
CHAPTER 14: MIDI (5) - PREPARING THE RIDDIM CREATION GO
CHAPTER 15: MIDI (6) - PROGRAMMING A BASIC DRUM RHYTHM GO
CHAPTER 16: MIDI (7) - PROGRAMMING A BASSLINE ON TWO PIANO CHORDS GO
CHAPTER 17: MIDI (8) - CREATING THE FOUNDATION GO
CHAPTER 18: MIDI (9) - DRUM PATTERNS AND BREAKS GO
CHAPTER 19: MIDI (10) - THE RIDDIM OR "SKANK" SECTION GO
CHAPTER 20: MIDI (11) - THEMES (BRASS SECTION) GO
CHAPTER 21: MIDI (12) - ACCOMPANYING ELEMENTS: PERCUSSION, CLAVINET AND PUCKING GUITAR GO
CHAPTER 22: MIDI (13) - THAT'S WHY MIDI GO
CHAPTER 23: CREATING A SET UP (1) - SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS GO
CHAPTER 24: CREATING A SET UP (2) - SUB MIXES GO
CHAPTER 25: CREATING A SET UP (3) - A SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE DUB DELAY AND REVERB GO
CHAPTER 26: CREATING A SET UP (4) - FINALIZING THE FX SET UP GO
CHAPTER 27: CREATING A SET UP (5) - FINALIZING THE SET UP WITH A SOUNDCHECK GO
CHAPTER 28: VERSION EXCURSION (1) - (UN)MUTING CHANNELS AND USING ECHO GO
CHAPTER 29: VERSION EXCURSION (2) - DUB ECHOES AND REVERB GO
CHAPTER 30: VERSION EXCURSION (3) - USING EQ WITH SPACE ECHO AND REVERB GO
CHAPTER 31: VERSION EXCURSION (4) - FIVE WAYS TO START A DUB AND A FINAL VERSION GO
CHAPTER 32: A DEVIL DETAIL GO
CHAPTER 33: AUDIO (1) - ONE-SHOTS, LOOPS AND STEMS GO

<<<TUTORIALS<<< - MAKING DUB WITH COMPUTERS - >>>FIRST CHAPTER>>>

This tutorial is in an unfinished stage, but it does contain the basics to get yourself equipped to use just about any DAW or even hardware studio in order to make DUB from Reggae Music in the authentic and original way. When you have a question or comment you'd like to see addressed, feel free to use the Dubroom Contact pages or join YUKU.com and post your words publicly on the Studio Forum.. Click here to read about the latest updates to this tutorial.

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