Dubstep Comes To Modular Synthesizers

This video, via rpocc, demonstrates the Wob-Wob Fader – a DIY filter designed for dubstep wub bass.

Here are the details:

This short demonstration shows my little invention: CV-source dedicated for Dub-Step drops. Unlike regular fader, this one has its maximal value on the middle position.

Schematics available (http://rpocc.ru/). It’s very simple and it’s free to non-commercial use.

Note: The schematics URL did not work at the time this was posted.


23 thoughts on “Dubstep Comes To Modular Synthesizers

  1. I like the sliders and would love to have a controller like this. I’d rather see the slider horizontal, though, like a DJ fader.

    For the guys hung up on the genre thing – think about how you could use a control voltage DJ fader within a modular – crossfading or just to control sounds more expressively.


      1. i do think he meant the classification of music into groups and the idea that something is “supposed” to sound a particular way.
        i also hate genres, i do like dubstep tho

  2. Bring on the DubStep hate. If you don’t like DubStep then DON’T watch the vid, god dam people get over it already!!!! I thought that it was a very nice modular vid no matter want kind of GENRE it is.

  3. you dummies are missing the thing thats actually cool about this…..max in the middle. i would like to use an innofader for this application

  4. Modern modular synths are over (as a community of users). So played out. No hate on dubstep, or this device/module, ’cause I don’t care, but modulars used to be cool in large part because the people into them were dedicated synth music weirdos.

    Now everyone’s into modulars, just like everyone is/was a producer, or DJ before that, without any real passion.

    Oh well, hopefully in 10 years they’ll return to being uncool, so the users are interesting again.

  5. Not knowing about modular stuff, where would I start?
    Like is there a relatively inexpensive sort of ‘started kit’ that I can slowly build up, once I’ve experimented, and become knowledgable about what I can do, and how to do it, and what other modules I’d like?
    I’ve used both software, and hardware for many years, but modular stuff is on a whole different level – but I love the possibilities! But I just wanna take it slowly – just in case I find it’s out of my league (in terms of comprehension).
    Cool video as well, awesome that you can build your own modules; the ultimate customisation.

    1. If you can wield a soldering iron, Music From Outer Space is a great place to start. If you can’t wield a soldering iron, Eurorack is the most economical introduction into module (I say that as a devoted MOTM format person). Look at Analogue Heaven, and hang out on Muff Wiggler some. We are in the golden age of small-company boutique modular manufacturing.

    2. The new Pittsburgh modular block?( formerly cell 1) is a great all in one modular voice in a compact module that is fully patch able. Combined with their new 48hp( hp is a measuring unit in eurorack) case or a tiptop happy ending kit, you should have a killer start in the modular realm. Muffwiggler.com is a great resource to start reading if you have an interest in modulars.

  6. if dubstep is all that the yoof can contribute to music then we are truly lost, its the most pathetic boring copycat, dull, unispired sound I have ever heard….come on kids you can do better than that, you;re an embarassment to your generation. my peers were making so much more complex and interesting music than this dull dull tuff. Dub step is so small, so awful I can’t explain why it makes me sad……

  7. @ldb and @Synth nugget:
    Thank you both very much for your advice, now I have some ideas about where to start, my journey can begin.
    I’m reasonably competent with soldering and electronics – although it’s been a while since the last time I used either; although I can still remember how painful a soldering iron burn is, so I haven’t forgotten everything! Lol.

  8. I could see a few cool uses for something like this. I honestly don’t see what all the hate is on Dubstep on many forums or the previously (and enough current) hate on Trance/Techno is all about. I was born in the 60’s and have heard a lot of changing electronic sound use, but Dubstep and many other electronic styles have brought back the use of crazy sound and even sound mangling much like what happened with Industrial Giants like Skinny Puppy or Front 242, etc. couldn’t be happier than stumbling upon this genre as it grew in followers. I am a synth sound enthusiast and the more textures to bring into the music, the better. I think most people that hate dubstep have only heard a small sample of artists or songs. The whole genre classification of Dubstep is very loosely interpreted in a lot of music. If you like synth sounds, I don’t know why you could hate it unless you only like synth pop sounds.

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