Dubstep Software Review – DUBTurbo

Hey Christian here, and your reading my review of the music production software DUBturbo. If you like my blog articles please click the +1.

Why am I writing this? Well I got the software last week, made a few tracks with it and thought that it would be fun to do a review. It is an intuitive little program that I think people will get a lot of use out of. I will go over both the good and the bad point of this software and why I find that it will be useful tool for years to come.

Dubturbo UI

As you can see the interface is simple and straight forward. I find that this helps me to focus on making beats right away without distraction. The tools are all easy to navigate and use and exporting your tracks is a simple task. The only thing I found to be complicated, though it is a great feature, was the process to import you own samples. Luckily they offer tons of tutorial videos in the members area that explain how to do every thing in the program. After a quick search on their site I found the short video and was on my way to making original beats.

Perhaps for me the most exciting feature is that it is portable. It is like a streamlined inexpensive home studio that you can access from home or the website via smart phones, tablets and laptops, you don’t even need a midi controller. This gives you the freedom to realize your musical ideas whenever creativity strikes.




Beat Maker

A quick overview of the features.

  1. 16 Track sequencer, drum machine, and piano roll
  2. Step write or real time record your beats and melodies
  3. Tons of high quality drum kits and keyboard samples
  4. Import feature to expand the sound libraries
  5. Use computer keyboard to program your patterns
  6. Can access the software online from anywhere

As you can see this program is jam packed with features and makes writing beats fast and easy. If you are serious about making dubstep, garage, hip hop, or DnB music than check out DubTurbo.

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Software Review – Darkware VST

These free vst instruments and effects are out of this world. Whenever I want sounds that are outside of the box I go to one of these effects. They sound great and are ideal for glitch, idm and noise music.

Darkware vsts where created by Jack Dark using synthedit. Synthedit is a visual programming language that you can use to make your own vst plugins.

Jack Dark released all of the source files for his Darkware and Novuzeit plugins.

Here are my favorite Darkware vsts

Distortion

Bit Basher
Battery AcidMr Mutilator

  • Bit basher – Bit reducing, bit crushing, bit bashing
  • Battery Acid – Nasty melting, wave shaping, duel distortion
  • Mr Mutilator – Unexpected aural desecration

Delays

Roboticize
PerkyOcto-Echo

  • Roboticize – Comb filtered delay. makes your beats metallicized
  • Perky – Wild delay, off the wall effects
  • Octo-Echo – Octo vector webbed delay

Glitch

GlitchGirl-NeoShatter ShotGlitchtronik

  • Glitch Girl (NEO) – Crosswired multi effects unit
  • ShatterShot – Rips your tracks into rolling clips and glitches
  • Glitchtronik – Grainulized glitch maker

Synths

The Nightmare MachineBit Boy

  • The Nightmare Machine – Evil sounds, monstrous delays and crushing reverb.
  • Bit Boy – Circuit bent chiptune synth machine

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Loops and Samples

I went through a ton of sample and loop libraries so that I can feature the best ones on Dubstep Software Info. If you are interested in adding new high quality beats and sounds to your beat making software, these packs are for you.

Featured Sample Packs

Sample packs are used to expand the drums and instruments that are available to you when making your own beats.

  • Featuring four great sample packs. MPC bangin drums, inspired by Timbaland, inspired by The Neptunes and Dirrty South.
  • Two Gigs of samples including: drums, bass, percussion, turntable scratches, horns, drum machines, and much more.
  • 8000 royalty free sound effects. These work great to add something different to your beats. Watch the video on the site for a sample of the many sound effects that they offer.
  • All of the drums you will ever need to make studio quality productions. Check out all of the bonus packs they offer free with purchase.

Featured Loop Packs

Loop packs have tons of high quality beats, ready made for you to start making dubstep now.

  • These beats will make you sound like a star. Includes: R&B, dirty south rap, east and west hip hop, as well as club and radio beats.
  • Very high quality beats from the producer Rockwilder. Hip hop, dance, slow R&B, street, east coast, dirty south, and new school beats.
  • High quality beats from the producer Family Biz. Similar to above with different styles and beats. Listen to the sample beats provided to find the one that will work for you.
  • Wow this one is BIG. Over 100 Gigs. 70 Sample packs with up to 600 loops per pack. This one package is all you need to pump out killer beats for a very long time.

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How to Make Dubstep – Wobble Bass

Here are my tips to achieving wobbly moving bass spasms

  • Start with a Sine wave and maybe 1 or 2 slightly detuned saw waves or a nice bass patch
  • You can split the low/mid/high frequencies than add different effects to each of them for interesting effects.
  • Find the sound you like then locate the lowpass filter and turn the cutoff all the way down
  • Locate the LFO and route it to the filter
  • Turn the LFO’s rate knob for cool moving bass effects
  • Duplicate the original sine wave for you sub bass to keep it consistent
  • Use a sequencer or an arpeggiator (arp) to trigger your bass for automation
  • Chop up your new bass tracks to perfection and mix them with your beats

Dubstep artists such as Burial, Caspa, Skream, and Rusko use creative combinations of hardware and software to get their own signature sounds. A lot of these dubstep musicians and djs use software like Ableton Live, Acid, NI Massive in combination with other VST/RTAS effects. Some of the more advanced guys are using object oriented programing software like Max/Msp and SuperCollider or trackers like Renoise to get fresh original beats that are blowing people away.

make beats with dubturbo
Make beats with DUBTurbo

I find that with a little creativity you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get the sounds you want. Dubturbo is an are affordable piece of software I just got that you can use to start pumping out high quality beats. It only took a few minutes to learn the interface and you can access it online as well for smart phone and ipad use! I’m having a lot of fun making beats with it and plan to do a comprehensive review in the coming weeks.

Now that you have some beats lets lay down the bass tracks. To get started you will need a software synthesizer with LFO and lowpass filter routing. If you don’t have any software synths Here are a few free vsti’s I have found and use to get fat dub bass effects.

wobble bass synth
StarrSynth
Dub step reese bass synth
Synth1

After you download and extract the files move them to your c:/Program Files/Steinberg/VstPlugins folder. If you don’t have a program that will open the vsti’s, try one of these free open source daws, for your dubstep mixing software.

If anyone has more tips please feel free to comment.
Now that you know the basics on how to create your own wobble bass for your dub step check out the software above and give it a try. Its fun and you will be impressed.

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Dubstep Software Info

There are a lot of new types of music popping up now a days. I’m on a quest to find the best and most affordable techno and dubstep software online that can be used to make these new sounds and pack the dance floor. Through my reviews I hope to offer some insight into what I find to be the best instruments, sequencers and beat making software that you can use to make dubstep, breakcore, IDM and other electronic music. I have 10 years of experience making electronic music, using programs like Ableton Live, Reason, Acid, Pro Tools, Garage band and many different VST’s. Look for future posts with tips and tricks on how to make your own beats as well as great software reviews.

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