Dr Drum – Dubstep Program Reviewed
So, I went ahead and bought Dr Drum so I could give you guys (and girls) a review on the newest program I am using to make dusbtep. Here are some of the pros and cons of Dr Drum music production program.
Keyword Commands – I haven’t read the manual which may be part of the problem but I haven’t figured out how to switch tools without having to manually click with the mouse. This can become a real pain when you are trying to produce quickly; rather than having to click you should be able to use key commands to switch on the fly.
Sound Banks - While there are a ton of sounds to choose from some of them are not that great. One way to get past this is download free sample packs off the net and just import them into the kit that you want to use.
Stopping Track To Erase - This is another issue I have with the production flow because, like I said, I like to produce quickly and efficiently and when I have to stop the track to erase an instrument that I penciled in, it can be a pretty big pain in the ass.
Price Tag - When you can grab a DAW (digital audio workstation) for under $40 it is a steal, and to be honest I think it is too low of a price but I am not going to bitch. I love to pay less and I’m sure most of you do too.
Export To Youtube - I Have yet to see this function in ANY DAW which is pretty cool because instead of exporting the track when you are done, saving it, heading over to youtube, uploading and all of that, you can just do all from inside the control panel of Dr Drum. As a music producer one of the biggest ways to spread your name is through Youtube so this feature is great to have.
EQ - This is a huge step up from Dubturbo and one of the main reasons I have switch fulled time to Dr Drum. For Those of you who don’t know what an EQ is, it basically allows you to form and manipulate any sound by boosting or cutting frequencies. For example, if the bass is to boomy or low you may cut some of that frequency in order to bring it down a bit. Every single “channel” has its own EQ so you can tweak any sound, unlike Dubturbo.
Video Training - I jumped right into Dr Drum without any training but I have been producing for a while now so these videos are great for anyone that doesn’t understand music production and has never made music before. There are tons of step by step tutorials on everything like how to get around the program to making dubstep music.
There are tons of audio workstations out there to choose from and I have added reviews to most of them right here on my website. If you get overwhelmed with questions about which music program to purchase just skim through my reviews and get the one that “feels” good to you. If you have been looking into Dubturbo I would suggest taking a closer look into Dr Drum because I feel that the software is a bit higher quality and I love the added EQ feature.