Dubstep music is created electronically with the help of computer programs called DAWs. DAW stands for “Digital Audio Workstation”. These DAWs are what virtually all dubstep music is created with but because the unique basses and growls used in dubstep are so complex, separate programs must be used to create the unique sounds of dubstep. Downloading vst plugins for dubstep music production is the most common and easiest way to add the special functions required for dubstep. VSTs are the unique programs used to create dubstep basses and growls. VSTs can run in most DAWs and are very easy to use. There are many VSTs created specifically for dubstep production, this article will go over a few popular ones.
The 1st VST is “WobbleBoss”. WobbleBoss is among the easiest dubstep VSTs to use created so far. It comes with many wobble bass lines ready to use. There are drums specifically designed for dubstep in this VST, and even vocals for the more experienced dubstep producers. If you are a beginner, but are looking to move your way up in dubstep production, I would recommend using this VST.
The 2nd VST is “iPad Virtual Instruments”. This VST is aimed towards the casual and mobile producer; it is used with the iPad. This VST has a very clean look, and the retina display on new iPads only adds to the attractiveness of this useful VST. This VST can be used to create drum tracks, put effects on vocals, and can connect to other devices. I recommend this VST for producers who want to mess around on an iPad, or for more serious producers who wish to use is to manipulate the sounds they already have.
The 3rd VST is “Jeremy Evers Atlantis VST”. This VST is for more experienced producers; it comes with three oscillators with 15 wavetables and intense morphing and modulation. This VST can produce any sound to your liking as you can create your own wavelengths. It comes with many filters and effects such as reverb, limiters and compressors. The skin of the VST is even customizable; this would be my VST of choice. This VST is for serious dubstep producers.
The 4th and last VST is “Green Oak Crystal”. This is an older VST but still holds its quality over many other VSTs. This VST is special; it is not used as much to make the intense growls and basses we all hear in regular dubstep, but is used to create pads and ambiance noises to compliment the bass lines. This VST can create massive pads and ambiance, but it does use a lot of CPU, which is why it is not a first choice for many dubstep producers.