I am new to music production, and I've been using Ableton for about 2 months now.

I was wondering if I could recreate the sound used in most melodic dubstep drops, here are some examples:

Just A Gent ft. R O Z E S - Limelight

Birdy - Skinny Love (Vanic Remix)

Juventa ft. Kelly Sweet - Superhuman (Culture Code Remix)

I saw it in an FLP file once, when I used FL Studio, and it was made with Harmor.

If anyone has a tutorial I could follow, or even a preset for a VST, that would be greatly appreciated!

  • Can you happen to provide timestamps of these melodic dubstep drops? – Dekkadeci Jan 16 '18 at 1:33
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    The YouTube links have timestamps :) Just need to click them – Jacob Collins Jan 16 '18 at 8:25

It sounds like a big chord played with a few detuned saws, you should be able to get the sound in any synth that you have available.

Here's a tutorial that's using Serum (


If you're using Massive a dimension expander will probably help to fill out the sound.

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