6 INSANE Dubstep Music Production Programs!

How would you like to produce some sick, bass heavy, slammin’ dubstep music? The first step in getting started is to choose your dubstep software, and we’ve created this top 5 list to help you make a solid choice and get started as quickly as possible.

The great thing about today’s music software is that it’s so much more powerful than it was even just 5 years ago. Anyone, and I mean anyone can have real studio power right on their home computer or laptop. This is all thanks to the sick software developers and companies who have put out some amazing programs in the last few years, so big shout out to them for creating such awesome music tools for us to work with!

Without further delay, let’s get right down to the list…

*IMPORTANT - How To Use This List

We've ordered this list from easiest to most difficult in terms of the complexity of the software and how easy it is to learn. If you're just getting started out then you might want to start with something less complex, however if you feel like taking the plunge and are ok with spending a couple weeks learning the software, then you can definitely go for something a little more advanced.


Difficulty: Easy

Dubturbo has become a legend in the music production world over the last few years. It’s one of the easiest programs to use and it comes jam packed with a ton of samples and sounds for creating any style of music. Where it really excels though is with Dubstep, it has everything you need to make slamming dubstep tracks.

  • 16 Track Stereo Mixer, Pans, EQs, Faders, etc.
  • Both standalone and VST Version
  • Sick drum machine for programming beats

This is one of the best programs for beginners, as you’ll learn quickly and start having fun right away. Within minutes you can be working on your first track and that’s one of the true strong points of this program.

Amazing news: There is a new version of Dubturbo coming out soon and they’re totally revamping things from the ground up to put it on par with the software that costs hundreds of dollars, still for the low price of under $40 if you order soon. All current customers will get a free upgrade to the new versions which will probably cost a lot more. So, lock in the lowest price now and in a couple months you’ll be rollin’ with a totally re-vamped dubstep maker worth hundreds of bucks. Amazon!



Dr Drum

Dr Drum is the least expensive option on the list. It’s not the most powerful, but it’s a great way to learn how to make dubstep. If you don’t want to pony up the extra few bucks for Dubturbo, this is your best bet. It’s miles ahead of the free dubstep software out there, but not quite up to par with the other paid options but you get what you pay for so if you’re looking for a reasonable price for some fairly solid software, Dr Drum answers the call. However, with the new news that DubTurbo is getting a total makeover from the ground up – it’s really hard to recommend anything else at this point.




Magix Music Maker

Magix Music Maker is another great program for beginners who want to make music. It’s not as easy to learn and master as the ones we’ve look at so far, but it’s still good. We’re truly living in a golden era of music production software where it’s easy to go from being a fan to being an actual musician and producer. You can get started with Dubturbo or Dr Drum in one afternoon. These other options will take a bit longer to learn, but they’re great too. We wouldn’t have anything on this list if it wasn’t awesome.

FL Studio

Now we’re starting to get into  the pro-level stuff. You’ve heard songs on the radio and on mixtapes that were made with FL Studio, no doubt. It’s harder to master, but it’s still not as tough as the highest-end software so it’s a great middle ground. If you’ve broken in your skills with something like Dub or Dr Drum, FL Studio is the next step. I wouldn’t recommend it for an absolute beginner, but if you already have an idea what you’re doing then this is the next logical step to take your skills to the next level.

Propellerheads Reason

Reason is a great piece of software. The older versions are lacking, of course, but the newer ones are incredible. You get what you pay for, and you’re going to pay a pretty penny for a complete version of Reason but if you’re really serious about making Dubstep music at home then you’ll want to work your way up to Reason.

You can start with something easier, like DubTurbo, and then when you need more features you can still use your old sound kits from dub and import them into Reason and even use it as a VST. When the new version of DubTurbo comes out, it will be on par with Reason so you can lock in your price of $40 by ordering DubTurbo today… If you’re concerned with price and value, that’s the way to go because the latest version of DT promises to be on the same level as stuff like Reason and Sonar and all that.

Ableton Live

Abelton is a great piece of software. It’s expensive, it’s full of every feature you could ever need, it’s widely supported, and it’s just solid as heck. If you can afford it, and you have a few months to spend really learning the ropes,  you’re all set. We find that a lot of people prefer to just jump in right away and want to start making beats and making dubstep as quickly as possible so something like Abelton isn’t for everyone.