How to Make Dubstep Music for Free

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Are you interested in making dubstep music, but don’t have the money to invest in expensive software? Check out this blog post to learn how to make dubstep for free!


Although it is possible to create dubstep music for free, it may not be of the same quality as music produced by professional producers. In order to create high-quality dubstep tracks, you will need to invest in some software and equipment.

The first step in creating dubstep music is to choose a beat. You can either create your own beat or use a pre-made beat. Once you have a beat, you will need to add bass and effects. To add bass, you will need a bass plugin. To add effects, you can use an audio editing software such as Audacity or FL Studio.

Once you have added the bass and effects, you will need to mix the track. This can be done using a mixing console or a mixer plugin. Once the track is mixed, you will need to export it as an MP3 file.

What You Need

In order to get started making dubstep, you will need a few things. First, you’ll need a computer with a good internet connection. Second, you’ll need some software to create your dubstep tracks. There are many different programs out there that you can use, but we recommend using FL Studio 12. It’s a great program that’s easy to use and has everything you need to get started making dubstep.

Third, you’ll need some sounds to use in your tracks. You can find plenty of free sounds online, but we recommend buying a sound pack from a site like Splice or These sites have high-quality sounds that will make your tracks sound professional.

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

How to Make Dubstep Music

Dubstep is a type of electronic dance music that is characterized by its heavy bass and drum beat. You can make your own dubstep music for free by using a few simple tools. In this article, we will show you how to make dubstep music by using a free online dubstep maker.

Step 1: Choose Your Software

The first step to making dubstep music is choosing the right software. There are a few different programs you can use, but we recommend using FL Studio. It’s a pretty user-friendly program, and it has everything you need to make professional-sounding dubstep tracks.

If you don’t want to spend any money on software, you can try Audacity. It’s a free program that’s also pretty user-friendly. However, it doesn’t have all the same features as FL Studio, so your tracks might not sound as professional.

Step 2: Find Some Samples
Once you have your software set up, you need to find some samples to use in your track. A lot of times, people use famous songs and manipulate the audio to create their own sound. You can also find samples online or create your own with a microphone.

If you want to use a famous song, make sure you have the legal rights to do so. Otherwise, you could get into some serious trouble.

Step 3: Start manipulating your samples
Now that you have your samples, it’s time to start manipulating them. This is where the real fun of making dubstep comes in. You can experiment with different sounds and effects until you create something that you like.

Play around with the filters and EQs until you get a sound that you’re happy with. Then, add some effects like reverb or delay to give your track more depth.

Step 4: Arrange Your Track
Once you have all of your sounds created, it’s time to start arranging your track. This is where you decide which parts go where and how long each section should be. Again, there is no right or wrong way to do this – just experiment until you find something that sounds good to you.

A good tip is to start with a simple drum beat and then build from there. Add in your basslines and other elements one at a time until your track starts coming together.

Step 2: Choose Your Samples

Now that you’ve got your DAW set up, it’s time to start thinking about the sounds you want to use in your dubstep track. In general, dubstep is built from two kinds of sounds: drums and bass. Of course, there are always exceptions to this rule, but for the most part, you’ll want to focus on building a solid foundation of drums and bass before adding any other elements.

When it comes to choosing your samples, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind. First and foremost, you’ll want to make sure that your samples are high-quality and that they fit well together. The last thing you want is for your track to sound muddy or cluttered.

In terms of where to find samples, there are a few options. You could buy commercial sample packs, which can be a great option if you’re looking for high-quality sounds. Alternatively, you could find free samples online or create your own using a computer program like Audacity.

Once you’ve found or created the perfect samples for your track, it’s time to start putting them together!

Step 3: Arrange Your Samples

The object of this step is to take all of your wub-wub-wubs and other samples and fit them into a song structure. This will involve some trial and error, as you try to find the perfect balance of light and heavy, fast and slow. A typical dubstep song follows this basic structure:

* Intro
* Verse
* Chorus
* Verse
* Chorus
* Bridge
* Chorus
* Outro

Of course, you don’t have to stick to this exact structure, but it’s a good starting point. You can always experiment with new ideas and see what works best for you.

Once you have a basic idea of how you want your song to flow, it’s time to start arranging your samples. If you’re not sure where to start, try following along with one of these sample arrangements:

Step 4: Create the Buildup

The last thing you’ll need to do before your drop is to create a buildup. This part is important because it’s what will make your drop sound even more epic.

To create a buildup, start by adding in a few more drum sounds. These can be anything from a snare to a cymbal, but they should all be hits that lead up to the main beat. You can also add in some synths or other sounds here if you want, but make sure they’re all muted except for the very last one.

Once you have your drum hits and possibly other sounds in place, it’s time to automate the volume. Start by automating the volume of the first sound so that it gradually gets louder until it’s at full volume just before the main beat drops. Then do the same thing for each subsequent sound until they’re all at full volume before the drop.

Step 5: Add the Drop

Now that you have your build up, it’s time to add the “drop.” The drop is the part of the song that makes people go absolutely insane. It’s the part of the song that makes you want to jump up and down and scream. It’s the most important part of dubstep, so you need to make sure you do it right.

There are a few things you need to keep in mind when you’re making your drop. First, it needs to be big. It needs to be so big that it shakes the building. Second, it needs to be catchy. People need to be able to remember it and sing it long after the song is over. Lastly, it needs to be unique. There are a lot of dubstep songs out there, so you need to make sure yours stands out from the rest.

Now that you know what you need to do, it’s time to actually do it. Start by adding a heavier bass line than what you had in your build up. Then, add some synths and other noises on top of that. You can really go crazy with this part – just make sure everything fits together well and sounds good.

Once you have your drop built up, it’s time to add the final touches. First, add a little bit of reverb to everything – this will give everything a nice spacey feel. Then, add a bit of delay to your synths and noises – this will make them stand out more and sound even better. Finally, crank up the volume and enjoy your dubstep masterpiece!

Step 6: Add the Bass

Now that you’ve added the drums, it’s time to add the bass. The bass is what gives dubstep its characteristic sound, so it’s important to get it right.

There are a few different ways to create a bass line, but the most common is to use a software synthesizer. A software synthesizer is a program that allows you to create and manipulate sounds on your computer.

There are many different software synthesizers available, but for this tutorial we’ll be using Massive by Native Instruments. Massive is a popular choice for dubstep producers because it’s easy to use and produces high-quality sounds.

To create the bass line, start by loading Massive into your DAW. Then, create a new MIDI track and route it to Massive. Now you’re ready to start creating your bass line.

Start by choosing a sound that you want to use for your bass line. Dubstep bass lines are often played with sawtooth or square waves, so those are good choices to start with. But feel free to experiment with other sounds as well.

Once you’ve chosen your sound, it’s time to start adding notes. For this example, we’ll be using a four-note pattern that repeats throughout the song. But again, feel free to experiment and come up with your own patterns.

When you’re happy with your pattern, add some effects to really make it stand out. Dubstep bass lines often include heavy distortion and reverb, so those are good effects to start with. But again, feel free to experiment and see what sounds best for your song.

Step 7: Add the Percussion

In step 7, we will be adding the percussion to our dubstep track. The percussion is an important part of any dubstep track, and it can really make or break a track. It is important to find the right balance of percussion in your track, and to make sure that it fits well with the rest of the music.

There are a few different ways that you can add percussion to your dubstep track. You can use a drum machine, you can use drums samples, or you can even create your own drums with a synth. We will be using drums samples for this tutorial.

1. Find some good drums samples. You can find these online, or you can use the ones that come with your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). If you are using Ableton Live, we recommend using the Drum Rack.
2. Load the drums into your sampler and choose a suitable place in your track to insert them.
3.program the drums into your sequencer. Make sure that they fit well with the rest of the music and that they add up to a solid rhythm section.
4. Add any effects that you feel are necessary (reverb, delay, etc).
5. Play back your track and see how it sounds!

Step 8: Export Your Track

Now that you have mixed and mastered your track, it is time to export it so you can share it with the world! In your DAW, find the “Export” or “Render” option in the File menu. This will give you a few options for how to export your track.

The first option is to export as an MP3. This is a compressed file format, which means it will take up less space on your computer but will also sound slightly worse than other formats. MP3s are great for sharing online or for putting on your phone or MP3 player, but if you want to make a CD or put your music on vinyl, you should use a different format.

A better option is to export as a WAV file. WAV files are uncompressed, which means they take up a lot more space on your computer but will sound exactly like the version you mixed. WAV files are what professional music producers use when they want to release their music commercially.

The last option is to export as an AIFF file. AIFF files are also uncompressed, but they are used specifically on Apple products like iTunes and iPods. If you know you’ll only be listening to your track on an Apple device, exporting as an AIFF can save you some storage space.

Once you’ve decided which format to use, there will usually be some additional options like the sampling rate and bit depth. For most purposes, 44100 Hz and 16-bit should be fine, but if you’re planning on doing any further editing to your track or if you’re going to release it commercially, you may want to use a higher quality setting like 48000 Hz or 24-bit.

Once you’ve made all your choices, hit Export and choose where you want to save your file. That’s it! You’ve now successfully exported your first dubstep track!


In conclusion, making dubstep music for free is not as difficult as it may seem. With the right tools and a little bit of practice, anyone can create their own dubstep tracks.

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