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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 CHAPTER 16

Chapter 16 was about constructing a bass line on two basic chords. The chapter was written over a decade later than the previous one. The same principals apply, though...

THE SEQUENCER

The sequencer used for this tutorial is part of REASON 3.0, which was also reviewed in the Dubroom. At the time this chapter (and the next ones) were written, this is already an outdated program. However, the principals applied can be used in any sequencer since no Reason-specific things are done at this stage.

MAKING DUB WITH COMPUTERS - CHAPTER 17: MIDI (8) - CREATING THE FOUNDATION

We now have eight bars of drum, bass and piano. We're gonna change them all so that we will have eight bars to go from in our riddim.

Open the sequencer roll for your bass line and make the following adjustements (click image to enlarge):

EXAMPLE0015.MP3

We're gonna change the drums, too. Open your drum roll and make the following adjustments and do not forget to lookat the velocity as well (click image to enlarge):

EXAMPLE0016.MP3

Third we'll take a look at the piano. Let's recall first how the two chords look:

EXAMPLE0013.MP3

Take the C and E tones of the first bar and the B tone of the second and transose them an octave below so the chords look like below (click to enlarge):

Make the following adjustments to the eight bars of your piano chords (click image to enlarge):

EXAMPLE0017.MP3

Your eight bars should sound something like this: 

EXAMPLE0018.MP3

Now copy the complete eight bars of all three instruments in your sequencer and paste them 15 times. Then take everything and move it eight bars to the right so that your basic tune will start at the 9th bar and ends at the 137th. See below for the principal (click image to enlarge):  

 

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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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