Choosing the Right Dubstep Software
The foundation of your Dubstep production system will be your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software. This is what you’ll use from start to finish to lay down a beat, arrange sounds, and control every part of the sound-scape you’re designing. Every other tool you use will build off of your DAW – so its important to choose wisely.
Naturally, since your DAW program will control so much of your music production, the software can get pretty complicated.
– Advanced Dubstep programs like Ableton, Reason, FL Studio, and Logic are notoriously frustrating and take a large investment in both time and money for any first-time music producer.
Choosing Your First DAW
When choosing your DAW, it’s important to start off simple
– When you learned how to ride a bike, you started with training wheels and eventually progressed to a two-wheeled bike. If you would’ve tried to ride the big-kid bike right away, you probably would’ve gotten too frustrated from falling every ten feet to make any progress.
When learning music production for the first time, most people get frustrated and lose interest because of painfully complex software. Starting with a simpler DAW is great because you can start having fun making your own tracks a lot sooner, and develop your own style of mixing, before moving on to a more expensive and advanced DAW.
Here are our articles on the best entry-level DAW’s (featuring video tutorials!):
– Remember, if this is your first experience with music production, the learning curve is a lot more forgiving if you go with the entry-level software listed above. Check out those articles first to see if they’re a good fit for you.
Once you get a feel for Dubstep production on the entry-level DAW’s, it’s time to keep pushing your production talents and get a hold of the advanced stuff.
Check out our articles and video tutorials on professional-grade DAW software:
- How to Make Dubstep in Apple’s Logic Studio
- How to make Dubstep in Propellerhead Reason
- How to make Dubstep in Ableton Live 8
- How to make Dubstep in FL Studio
It’s important to check out multiple different production platforms to get a feel for which one might suit your needs best and will be the easiest for you to work with – so make sure you take a look at all the articles above before you make your decision.
Keep in mind, the basic idea and work-flow of DAW’s across different types of software are exactly the same. So if you decide to upgrade down the road when you are ready, you’ll be able to jump right into the meat and potatoes of the program much faster then if you were starting from scratch. (The only things that will be different are cosmetic elements like the design and layout of the program, as well as more advanced capabilities like pluggins and advanced sound manipulation.)
Bookmark this page and keep an eye out for more on choosing synthesizer software, and info on pluggins that’ll make your tracks filthier, grimier, and darker then you’ve ever heard.
Oh, and once you get your DAW up and running, you’ll be able to download The Dubstep Drumkit right into your workstation. Just sign up below for your free download.
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