Riddim is sucking me in, the more I listen to it the more I love it. So, I decided to try out being a Riddim Dubstep (or however your supposed to say it) producer! So for a new person trying out Riddim production, it would awesome if you guys would have some tips for this sub type of Dubstep. Also if you guys know any awesome sample packs for Riddim to start off with untill I gather my own sounds, that would be cool. Anyways I’m open to any tips, tricks, suggestions, criticism, literally any help.
If you have similar thoughts like what I posted above, you came to the right place! This thread is for those who want to learn how to make Riddim, a sub genre of Dubstep. Post any questions, ideas, and tips.
---Self Made Riddim Downloads Section---
- JiveNation’s Riddim Vol1 - http://www.filedropper.com/jivenationsriddimvol1 - 27 bass loops - 10 drum loops - 5 vocal loops
Description: Normal repetitive riddim
- JiveNation’s Dark Riddim - http://www.filedropper.com/jivenationsdarkriddim - 10 bass loops - 15 drum oneshots - 3 vocal chants
Description: Heavy Riddim
- JiveNation’s Remixed Basses - http://www.filedropper.com/jivenationsremixedbasses - 10 Heavy Basslines
Description: Heavy basslines cut and rearranged from: Cymatics - Mothership, Cymatics - Hybrid Trap Synth Fills 1 & 2, VirtualRiot: Heavy Bass Design
Common Questions Answered
- Common Questions Answered:
What is a Riddim beat?
A typical Riddim beat consists of a kick, hat (closed open or ride), and clap. (or snare or both)
Structured like so:
What Bpm is a Riddim track usually?
Anywhere from 120-160Bpm. But I have made one at 170Bpm so really the Bpm of the song depends on you.
What is a Riddim Bass?
A Riddim bass is usually a repetitive FM wobble bass or just plain wobble bass with or without modulated flangers and phasers.
What is a good synth I can use to make Riddim bass?
I recommend Serum, not because it’s mainstream, but because you can draw LFO shapes and practically assign them to anywhere by clicking and dragging the LFO to your desired knob. True it might suck up your CPU, expensive, but it’s awesome and includes about 10 built in effects that can be modulated free of will.
I don’t want to spend 190$ on a synth, what else can I use?
Well technically with enough effort you can make a pretty decent Riddim bass with the simplest synths. Check out vstplanet.com, they have an endless amount of free vst instruments and effects to download and try. But even the already installed 3X Oscillator in FL Studio can be used.
What melodic part of Riddim is there?
Up to you, there are no boundaries.
What is the difference between regular Dubstep and Riddim?
Really to be honest not much, Riddim has more emphasis on the repetitive bass wobbles that hardly ever changes and a simple beat. (usually LFO is on 1/4 speed) Check out the difference between Subfiltronik (Riddim producer) and say, Excision. (Brostep producer) (Although people like Virtual Riot and Barely Alive mix the two together. (Which I love))
Are there any vocals is Riddim?
Again, like the melodic question, up to you. Although there maybe an occasional “yeah” or “hey” or weird vocal on the hat as shown here:
Can you give me an example of a Riddim bass?
Check the downloads section, there you will find JiveNation’s Riddim Vol1. Inside has classic examples of Riddim bass, drums and some vocal loops. Or, if you don’t want to download anything, you can go to producerloops.com. (A source of great inspiration) They have countless Riddim sample packs and each have a demo song you can listen to, usually consisting of the buildup and drop. Also looperman.com has plenty of user made loops to listen to.
Hope this is helpful! If you have any questions please comment below and I if not someone else will answer them, and if they are legitimate questions I will put them up here for further easy viewing.