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Dance Music Styles 101 - Trap.
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Why can you get creative with reverb in trap?
Diplo did it once and now everyone does it
808s enhance the reverb
You should never use reverb in trap
There's lots of space in the mix
What waveform is the body of an 808 kick based on?
How do you pitch the snares up and down?
What are harmonics (generated by saturation)?
Multiples of existing frequencies
What division do the claps typically fall on?
Where do 808 kicks make the most sense?
Through big speakers
What's the most common element used to add rhythmic interest?
White noise riser
How many synth layers does trap normally have?
Three or more!
Should the 808 work when summed to mono?
Technically yes, but it's ok to break the rules
What range does a trap snare fundamental typically sit in?
What's the main problem with maximizing sustained 808s?
It eats up all the headroom
Speakers can't handle that much low end energy
It sounds boring
What is the only major platform that does NOT normalize for perceived loudness?
Are there basslines in trap?
Yes, regular synth basslines
Yes, acoustic basslines
Kind of, the 808 tails are the bassline
What function of a sampler is used to tell it the note of a loaded sample?
Pitch envelopes are used on 808s to....?
Tune it to a particular key
Shape the waveform
Give it punch
What is the main defining feature of trap?
Hip hop attitude
Is there a standard shape for an 808 waveform?
Prevent problems when converting to mp3
Define the stereo image
Make it sound warmer
Define the start of each new 808
What is the main thing specific to trap arrangements?
Short tracks, short bursts of energy
Repeated 2nd drop
Real life recorded sounds are sometimes called...?
Dance Music Styles 101
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