How to Make Dubstep Music on a Virtual Piano

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Dubstep music is a genre of electronic dance music that is characterized by heavy bass and drum beats. If you’re interested in making your own dubstep music, you can do so on a virtual piano.


Dubstep is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in the early 2000s. It is characterized by its heavy bass, syncopated rhythms, and dark, often menacing atmosphere. If you’re a fan of dubstep and you want to learn how to make your own music, you can do so on a virtual piano. With a little practice, you’ll be able to create your own dark and atmospheric dubstep tracks right from your computer.

What You’ll Need

In order to make dubstep music on a virtual piano, you’ll need a few things:

– A MIDI keyboard or controller. This is the most important piece of equipment, as it will be how you play the notes for your dubstep track.
– A good digital audio workstation (DAW). This is the software that you’ll use to record and edit your music. Some popular DAWs for dubstep include Ableton Live and Logic Pro.
– A decent set of headphones or speakers. You’ll need to be able to hear what you’re playing, after all!

Once you have all of these things set up, you’re ready to start making some dubstep music!

Step One: Choose Your Software

The first step to making dubstep music on a virtual piano is to choose the right software. There are a few different options out there, but the two most popular are Reason and FL Studio. Both of these software programs have plenty of features that will allow you to create complex dubstep tracks. If you’re just starting out, however, you may want to stick with Reason since it’s a bit easier to use.

Once you have chosen your software, it’s time to start creating your dubstep track. Begin by creating a simple four-bar melody using the virtual piano. Just play around with the notes until you find something that sounds good. Once you have your melody, it’s time to start adding some drums.

For the drums, you’ll want to use a drum machine or drum samples. If you’re using Reason, there is a built-in drum machine that you can use. Otherwise, you can find plenty of free drum samples online. Just load them into your software and start creating your drumbeat.

As you create your drums, be sure to add in plenty of bass. This is what will give your track its signature dubstep sound. To do this, simply play some low notes on the virtual piano or use a bass synth plugin.

Once you have your drums and bassline in place, it’s time to start adding in some other elements. This could include synth melodies, sound effects, or anything else that you think would sound good in your track. Just experiment and see what sounds best.

When you’re finished, be sure to export your track as an MP3 so that others can enjoy it!

Step Two: Choose Your Samples

Now that you have your basic drum beat, it’s time to add some other sounds. In dubstep, these are typically called “samples.” You can use any sound you like for your samples, but many producers prefer to use sounds that are dark and menacing. A good way to find these kinds of sounds is to search for “dubstep samples” on Google. You can also look for free sound packs on websites like Splice or Loopmasters.

Once you’ve found some sounds that you like, it’s time to load them into your DAW. To do this, create a new track and drag the sound file into the track. Or, if you’re using an MPC or other hardware sampler, load the sound into the sampler and route it to a track in your DAW.

Now that the sample is loaded into your DAW, it’s time to start playing around with it. Start by cutting the sample up into smaller pieces. Then, try reversing some of the pieces or pitching them up or down. You can also add effects like reverb or delay to give the sample more space in the mix. Experiment until you find a sound that you like!

Step Three: Arrange Your Samples

Now that you have your samples, it’s time to start arranging them into a song. The best way to do this is to use a music production program like FL Studio, Ableton Live, or Logic Pro.

If you don’t have any experience with music production, don’t worry – it’s not as difficult as it looks. These programs come with a lot of built-in features that make it easy to create professional-sounding dubstep tracks.

Once you have a music production program open, create a new project and import your samples. Then, start dragging and dropping them into the timeline. Experiment with different arrangements until you find something that sounds good.

Keep in mind that dubstep tracks are typically between 140 and 150 BPM (beats per minute). So, if your samples are in a different tempo, you may need to use the “time stretching” feature in your music production program to make them fit.

Step Four: Export Your Song

To export your song, click on “File” in the top left corner of the screen and select “Export.” A new window will pop up – select “WAV” from the drop-down menu and click “Export.” A save file window will appear – name your song and select a location to save it. Once the export is complete, you can play your dubstep song on any media player!


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