SampleRadar: 342 free dubstep samples

Could your name soon be the one to drop in dubstep circles?
Could your name soon be the one to drop in dubstep circles?

Welcome to SampleRadar, MusicRadar's new weekly giveaway of pro-quality, royalty-free samples. We'll be offering you loops, hits and multisamples in a wide range of genres, and you won't have to pay a penny to download any of them.

Our first theme is dubstep, the much-talked-about style that features elements of garage, grime and 2-step. One of the great things about dubstep is that you don't need loads of gear to create it - in fact, many of the scene's most prominent producers make their music at home using little more than a computer and some software.

This being the case, pretty much anyone can try their hand at dubstep, but to give you a leg-up, MusicRadar is offering you 342 royalty-free samples for nothing.

What you need to know

The samples are split across five construction kits, each of which contains beats, basslines, synths and more. Use them together or pick and choose just one or two loops - it's completely up to you.

All the samples are supplied as 24-bit WAV files so can be imported directly into your DAW of choice. Because they're royalty-free, you're welcome to use them in your music in any way you like - all we ask is that you don't re-distribute them.

The dubstep kits are supplied as separate zip files, so you'll need to extract them before you can see the samples. Enjoy!

Example loops

Bass 140bpm

Beat 145bpm

Pad 145bpm

Synth 140bpm

Dubstep kits: click to download

Dubstep kit 01 140bpm

Dubstep kit 02 145bpm

Dubstep kit 03 145bpm

Dubstep kit 04 143bpm

Dubstep kit 05 140bpm

These samples originally appeared on Computer Music magazine's cover DVD. Check out the latest issue for many more.

Dubstep tutorials

How to make a dubstep bass sound

How to make a dubstep track with Rusko

How to make a dubstep beat

14 dubstep production tips

A-Z of dub step

For more than 50,000 more samples, head to our SampleRadar hub

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