How to Make Dubstep Music on Your PC

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This guide will show you how to make Dubstep music on your PC using the free program, Audacity.


In order to make dubstep music on your PC, you will need to have a basic understanding of music production and sound design. While you don’t need to be a professional musician or audio engineer, it will help if you have some experience with music production software. In this article, we will walk you through the basics of how to make dubstep music on your PC.

First, you will need to choose a digital audio workstation (DAW). This is the software that you will use to create your dubstep track. There are many different DAWs available, but we recommend using Ableton Live or FL Studio. These are both powerful and user-friendly programs that are well suited for making dubstep music.

Once you have chosen your DAW, it’s time to start creating your dubstep track. Start by creating a simple drum beat using a kick drum, snare drum, and hi-hat. Then, add in some basslines and synth melodies. You can also add in some vocal samples or other sound effects to add more interest to your track.

When you’re happy with your track, it’s time to start adding effects. Dubstep tracks often make use of heavy bass wobbles and pitch-shifted vocal samples. These sounds can be created using various plugins or VSTs (Virtual Studio Technology). If you’re not sure how to create these sounds, there are many tutorials available online that can help you out.

Once you’ve added all of the desired effects to your track, it’s time to start mixing and mastering it. This is the process of balancing all of the different elements in your track so that they sound good together. If you’re not sure how to do this, there are again many tutorials available online that can help you out.

When your track is finished, it’s time to export it as an MP3 file so that others can enjoy it. Congratulations – you’ve now learned how to make dubstep music on your PC!

What You Will Need

In order to make dubstep on your PC, you will need a computer with a sound card and an internet connection. You will also need some basic music production software. There are many different options available, but for this tutorial we will be using FL Studio. FL Studio is a popular choice for dubstep producers, because it is relatively inexpensive and easy to use. You can download a trial version of FL Studio from their website.

In addition to FL Studio, you will also need a virtual synthesizer. For this tutorial we will be using Massive, which is included with FL Studio. If you do not have Massive, you can download it from theNative Instruments website.

Finally, you will need some sounds to work with. These can either be audio files that you have recorded yourself, or sounds that you have downloaded from the internet. For this tutorial we will be using a sound pack that is available for free from the website Splice Sounds.

Step One: Choose Your DAW

There are many digital audio workstations (DAWs) available on the market, and choosing the right one is essential to making great dubstep music. Some of the most popular options include Ableton Live, FL Studio, and Logic Pro. If you’re just getting started, we recommend trying out a few different options to see which one you’re most comfortable with.

Once you’ve chosen your DAW, it’s time to start creating some sick beats!

Step Two: Choose Your Samples

The second step to making dubstep music on your PC is to choose your samples. A lot of producers use drum kits and other pre-recorded sounds to create their tracks, but you can also use things like white noise and feedback loops. If you want to create a really original dubstep track, try recording your own sounds and then manipulating them with a program like Ableton Live.

Step Three: Arrange Your Samples

Now that you have your drum samples and other sounds, it’s time to start arranging them into a song. The general rule of thumb for dubstep is that each measure (or four counts) should contain one bass drum hit. Start by placing your kick drum on the first count of each measure, then fill in the rest of the measure with snare, hi-hat, or other sounds. For example, your first measure might look like this:

Kick – Snare – Hi-hat – Other sound

You can add as many other sounds as you like, just make sure the kick is always on beat one. As you continue adding measures, you’ll start to see your dubstep track take shape. When you’re happy with how it sounds, move on to step four.

Step Four: Add Effects

In the world of electronic music, there are an endless number of ways you can make your music stand out. One great way to do this is by adding effects to your tracks.

Effects can be anything from simple EQ adjustments to complex modulation effects like phasers and flangers. In dubstep, one of the most commonly used effects is reverb.

Reverb is an effect that simulates the natural echo of a room or space. By adding reverb to your tracks, you can give them a sense of depth and space that will make them sound more professional.

There are many different types of reverbs available, so it’s important to experiment and find the ones that work best for your style of dubstep. A good starting point is the built-in reverb plugins that come with your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation).

To add a reverb plugin to your track, simply insert it on the desired channel and adjust the settings until you’re happy with the sound.

Other common effects used in dubstep are delays, mods (such as phasers and flangers), and filters. Again, it’s important to experiment with these effects to find out what works best for your music.

Step Five: Export Your Track

The final step is to export your track so you can share it with the world!

To do this, click on File > Export > Audio. In the window that pops up, make sure you select a format (WAV or MP3 are both good options), choose a location to save your file, and then click Export.

And that’s it – you’ve now learned how to make dubstep music on your PC!


Now that you know how to make dubstep music on your PC, you can create your own tracks and share them with the world. If you want to take your skills to the next level, consider investing in some quality production software. With the right tools, you can create professional-sounding dubstep tracks that will get everyone moving.

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