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Breakdown of 'Dave' by BAR9
Module 1 discusses the drums and how they are processed and mixed, including some sample editing and parallel processing tips. The lesson focuses mainly on kick drum techniques.
In the second drums module, BAR9 spend time discussing the individual parts of the kit and their impact on the overall sound, before moving on to creative mixing that push your drum sound to the max.
In the final section on drums, BAR9 discuss the cymbals and explain how they add extra width to the sound using free plugins. They then talk about processing the drum group as a whole, with some specific tips on making the drums louder without destroying the timbre.
In this module, BAR9 give a detailed breakdown of how they created the huge-sounding introduction, demonstrating how they made each instrument and the additional effects and processing.
In the second sound design module, BAR9 talk about the additional parts that build up the texture. Covering leads, basses, vocals and effects, this module gives an insight into the techniques utilised in many of their tracks.
One of the most important components in a Dubstep track, the bass, is given a detailed commentary as BAR9 work through each individual sound, explaining how they created them and the processing chains used to give that dirty, booming bottom end.
Listen to the track from the course below: