Future Bass, a subgenre of electronic music, is described as having a focus on a hard bassline with detuned synthesizers mostly including sawtooth waves and square waves. The sound waves are often modulated using automation or low-frequency oscillation controlling the cutoff of an audio filter (typically a low- or high-pass filter) to make the waveform sound louder or quieter. In addition, it is common to find the utilization of a somewhat "twinkly-sounding" gradual rise in pitch during "risers" (pre-drop buildups) using arpeggio chords, vocal chops or vocoders.
The future bass genre stems from trap, Chicago footwork and UK bass. It is related to the post-dubstep movement in the United Kingdom. It is comparable to chiptune and glitch hop.
Before Monstercat dropped the color visualiser, future bass was associated with a light blue color.
Commonly Referenced Subgenres: Edit
- Kawaii Bass: known for its happy and cute timbre and strong Japanese pop culture influences. Often, chiptune sounds, soft square waves, anime samples, percussion instruments, and door and bed squeaks are used.
- Future Trap: A fusion between Future Bass and Trap.