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Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 - 11:55 pm:   

I would like to know if there is some kind of mixing desk that can be used to do DUB music in the computer.

Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2001 - 01:38 pm:   

Do you want to create the music completely
inside the computer or do you have external
instruments also?

Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2001 - 11:30 pm:   

I've made what could loosely be called dub with Acid Pro, Sound Forge and AO TapeEcho, a plugin that simulates a tape delay. There are many more programs that may be used to make computerized dub, these are just the ones that i had access to.

Posted on Sunday, March 25, 2001 - 10:28 pm:   

Buzz (a modular sequencer/ synthesizer/ sampler/ effect machine) - It's freeware, rather hard to understand at the beginning, but it has nearly all what you will need:
- sequencer
- samplers/ trackers
- synthesizers
- drum machines
- about 100 (or more ?) effect machines, like delay, reverb, equalisers, filters, etc.


Posted on Monday, November 19, 2001 - 12:46 pm:   

Does anybody know software like Buzz but working on Macintosh computers.
I am absolute beginner in dub producing in computer but very determined.

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2001 - 08:59 pm:   

No, Buzz do not work on Macs for sure. However, it should be possible to make good Dub with every software, as long it allows you full control of the classical effects as delay, reverb and maybe some phasing. The quality of Dub does not depend that much on which instruments you use, but more on the way how you use it.

Keep up,


Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 - 06:10 pm:   

i'm using reason to do dub on a mac. doing dub is new for me, but i really like this software, and i've been pretty happy with the results i've gotten. reason has everything you really need. limitless "analog" synths, samplers, a great drum machine, plenty of effects. and you can patch stuff together however you want, so you can be as creative as in a real studio. if you want to combine computer generated stuff with live, you can route the individual tracks from reason onto individual tracks of cubase, (or other multi-track software) and then record live into more cubase tracks.

Posted on Friday, February 15, 2002 - 12:22 am:   

hey there. i use Cubase for all my dubbing needs. it has a bit of a learning curve, but is a wonderful and powerful tool. i use a lot of midi, and for that it excels.


Al Iguana
Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2002 - 04:47 am:   

try using OrionPro:


the mixing desk is one of it's strong points... 4 sends and 2 inserts per channel. comes with some good delay and reverb too. drop in some mdaDubDelay and ride it into distortion (the desk is fully automated - record and it will remember what you twiddle).

also has a built in Sampler, Drum-machine etc.

for digital dub, i would recommend:

1) OrionPro
2) Ohmboys Delay, MdaDubDelay, Spin Audio Delay or dbTempoDelay
3) Some good analog synths like the Muon Tau Pro (great for really low bass)
4) Some brass and percussion soundfonts

you could get all this for cheaper than a cut-down version of Cubase, and you could easily knock out some dubs with it. Follow the hints on this site.... ;)


Posted on Sunday, June 02, 2002 - 06:36 am:   

mda DubDelay and mda Delay are great plug-ins. I also use Muon Tau for subsonic basslines. With the proper settings, the Steinberg Neon can make a great rhthym instrument. Can't argue with NI B4 for an organ sound. It's important to have good sounds, at least sounds that work together and you are happy with. But, it is what you do with them that makes Dub what it is.


Posted on Sunday, June 02, 2002 - 07:39 pm:   

If you use Cubase is HAlion a must have. It's a really good sampler.
I also use cubase but I cant say that it have everything you need to make good dub. I think you need to have external istuments and effects. But I have to agree that the B4 is very good for organ sounds. Istead of using Neon for basslines, use halion and sample some real bass sounds from the internet. The sampler has a real good filter for basses.


Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2002 - 04:50 pm:   

What about emagic exsp ?
I think it`s a excellent Sample(player )
with great sound.

Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2002 - 07:04 am:   

Can you use cool edit '96 for dub? Does anyone know how to get rid of vocals with cool edit, I used the vocal cut and it doesn't work at all.

hit me up at Zapparulz2000@aol.com

Mike Zee
Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2002 - 06:08 pm:   

i've found this topic at cool edit user boards
removing vocals using cool edit

/Mike Zee

Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2002 - 04:40 pm:   

whatever you use, if it supports VST2, try OhmBoyz - that's an awesome delay-reverb-flanger-whatever else machine - great for dub-like sound!

Posted on Saturday, September 07, 2002 - 12:59 pm:   

i would say the best way to dub music on a computer nowadays ist a combination of reason and live (by ableton). reason will be the sound synthesis part and live allows you to make sequencing dub stuff easily. the are great effects in it (3 or four different dealy, a great reverb and lots more). very easy to use. great interface.

Posted on Friday, January 09, 2004 - 09:50 pm:   

well is use diff progs for music creation but i
use dr.sample (sp-303) from boss for the
realtime effects

Posted on Monday, January 26, 2004 - 01:52 pm:   

me i make dub on the fruity loops studio 3.5 and i use the mda dubdelay, tape delay,grenwha for the wah effect (it is a very good vst plugin for the effect)(go to the www.greenmachine.opucases.de/GreenWah.zip
soundfont of fender and gibson for the rythm guitar , i have the dr.sample sp 202 for the live effects . i have 2 synths for the emulation instrument like the sitar and oriental instrument( remplace horn and brass) and i mixed my dub with jungle or drum and bass. where i find the good vocals for dub music

Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2005 - 11:36 pm:   

Does anyone still have a freeware version of Buzz or know where you can get it?

Posted on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 12:29 am:   

for Buzz check: http://www.buzzmachines.com/

Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 03:01 am:   

i use cubase sx, wit vst's to make music

for dub i use mostly this config
moog modular for bass, and some leads
b4 for organ, sometimes also a pro 53 but more for lead organ sounds and melodica sounds
battery for drums & percussion (it's a drumsampler)
for brass, guitar, and piano i use halion and good sample libaries

for sfx-plugins i use the xpressor, the classic series freeware sfx (they are very good), native verb, and the waves native bundle, wich is very good but also very expensive.

i control everthing with a mackie control, and monitor on mackie monitors. as midi keyboard i use a old yamaha psr5700 rompler synth

Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2005 - 03:57 pm:   

Thanks interruptor. I'm a frustrated daily Fruity Loops user looking for the versatility of Fruity Loops, without the horrible lo-fi dead-feeling machine grumblings of Fruity Loops. Hopefully Buzz will do the job, without giving my tracks the kiddish pop feel of music produced with a module tracker. I will try it out.

VSTi's. I can get a much cleaner sound from a cheap Casio toy keyboard. Put through a few effects and you have the same or better range of any VSTi. In fact I would say you can get something like a clean but rootsy Mad Professor-ish sound on all instruments in dub, without needing all these software plugins.

Posted on Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 08:14 am:   

hi guys. how can i get the fabulous free plug ins on offer on this site for logic 6? i can only use Audio Units i think. or can these plug ins be made logic compatible?

wicked site by the way


Posted on Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 01:11 pm:   

sorry tayo.. the plugins on this site are made with synthedit, a pc software which generates VST plugins for pc's only. :-/

tayo popoola
Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2005 - 05:42 am:   

boo! will i be able to use the plug ins if i get aa vst to AU adaptor? are there any plans for some mac compatible fx? my studio partner uses a pc & cubase so at least i get some joy out of playing with them .... keep up the dope work...


Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2005 - 10:32 am:   

fxpansion sell a VST AU adaptor. On their FAQ page it says:

Will it work with Mac OS 9 VST plug-ins?

No. Your VST plug-ins must be Mac OS X-compatible.

Will it work with PC VST plug-ins?


So it will not work. At least not with this adapter

Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 03:03 am:   

Hi - I was wondering if anyone experienced this problem:
im using ableton live , and when i try to use the infinite delay button on ohmboyz (the one with a mushroom cloud) it generally causes a click or blip in the audio , and also delays that...........this sucks obviously....

Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2005 - 12:04 pm:   

Mac users needing plugins should check here:

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