Cubase 'Start To Finish' Liquid Drum & Bass Tutorial

Learn to make more advanced genre specific music in Cubase, by following along step by step, and making a complete track from start to finish. On the way, you'll learn everything about Cubase and music production you need to make your own Liquid Drum & Bass music.

Watch the course overview for a more in-depth look at what you'll get out of the course, and listen to the track you will make

29 Lessons - 4 Hours 30 Minutes

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What are you going to get out of it?

What are you going to get out of it?

Greater Experience

There is no way around it. If you want to get good at making music, you need to gain experience. When you follow our more advanced 'start to finish' Cubase tutorials, that is exactly what you are getting, not just the theory. On this course you get real, practical experience in your chosen genre, that will actually help you make your own music.


A Higher Level Of Music Production Skills

These Cubase 'start to finish' tutorials are full of more advanced music production techniques, that will help you discover new producer skills, and directions you can take your projects in. This unique style of teaching means you learn music production in a linear fashion, just like it works in real life. As you are learning every step of the song creation process, it naturally gives you the ability to finish more tracks.


In this course you'll gain many inspiring ways to help you make your own music, including the steps required to get you there. Everything from coming up with melodies, to chopping up loops to creating your own original beats. The possibilities are endless and you'll go away with a load of easy to repeat ideas that you can use in your own tracks.



If you have already completed our Cubase beginner tutorial you will know, there is nothing quite like the satisfaction felt when you complete a song. Going from the basics of creating a beat, creating a melody, arranging your track into a full song, and mixing all of it together is something YOU WILL achieve on this course. Still, the biggest reward, comes later when you go to work on your own projects and find the skills you picked up on this course are there, waiting to be used.

Check out the first 5 lessons of the course and see how easy it really is...


We hope the first 5 lessons were helpful. If you want to continue to learn music production in Cubase and finish the track you have started, please click the button and gain access to the remaining 24 lessons (over 3.5 hours) of Cubase and music production gold dust.


By making a commitment to yourself in learning Cubase and your chosen genre, you are also supporting us, and enabling us to keep making these in-depth tutorials that help thousands of fellow earthlings around the world become better music producers.

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  • *Cubase 'Elements', 'Artist' & 'Pro' compatible
  • Only stock plugins and instruments used
  • Email support (less than 24 hour response time)
  • All audio, and Cubase project files are provided
  • Made in Cubase 10, but compatible with Cubase 9.5 up to the newest version

* If you are using Cubase Elements there are certain features not available to you. Don't worry, if we use those features during the tutorial, we will give you alternatives, or give you the finalized audio so you can still complete the course.

Course Structure

Course Structure

Module 1 - Intro & Drums


After a short intro and look at the project settings, you will get right into making a beat using Groove Agent SE5, whilst learning the basic ways to navigate around Cubase. We'll take a stock beat with many variations and learn how to use a drum map in Cubase. You will further modify the patterns to customize the beat and create a fatter and more unique drum section. GA5 is super easy to use and gets great results but we will further modify our Drum & Bass beat by replacing some of the sounds with others from the Cubase library of stock audio samples.


Module 2 - Music Theory


Of course it is fine to use musical helpers like Chord Track/Scaler etc, but in this course you will take your understanding and skills one step further and learn the basics of music theory. Jon lays it out, in very easy to understand and easily repeatable steps, so that once you understand the basics of 'scale', triad formation, stable & unstable notes; you will be able to take that and make your own chord progressions and any other music parts you wish, to create truly unique and never heard before melodies that you can be proud of.


Module 3 - Arrangement


In Module 3 we tackle what most people have trouble with - how to structure the different sections of your track! You will learn exactly how to create effective sections of your track. You will also learn how to change the dynamics of the track creatively by removing elements / mixing up the different drum elements present to create variation and keep things interesting. Creating 'tension & release' energy is vital to making good music and using various techniques, automation and SFX sounds you will create the energy necessary to keep people drawn into your track.

Module 4 - FX, Synthesis & Layering


Covered extensively in this course is the creation of the right sort of sounds. Anyone can pick a bunch of nice sounds and throw them at a track. This usually ends up in things being very messy. Here you'll learn about picking and creating the right sounds with the right texture and dynamics so they all work together from the start. You will use sounds from a variety of different sources like the powerful 'sampler track', Halion Sonic SE and then making sounds in Retrologue learning synthesis to make a lush pad, bassline with top drone, pluck sounds and even white noise risers to create energy in the mix.


Module 5 - Vocal Processing


In this next section we teach you how to take a raw vocal performance and process it so it becomes a truly great performance. There are a slew of vocal enhancement tools in Cubase and we will use them to tweak many aspects of the vocal performance. You will learn to use Vari Audio 3 that comes with Cubase 10, the super easy to use and powerful timewarp functions and of course we will add effects to the vocal. When it comes to vocal mixing you will learn why and how much compression you should be using, how to make the vocal brighter and bring out the best of the performance and even add saturation to add extra shine.


Module 6 - Advanced Mixdown


In this course we look extensively at mixing your drum & bass tracks. We'll cover the basics of what you are trying to achieve and how mixing is an ongoing process that starts with picking the right sounds. We'll look at using Mixer snap shots in Cubase 10 along with videos on treating all the different aspects of the mix with all the tools at your disposal. You will be able to make the drums sound fuller and punchier using compression, increase the prominence of desirable frequencies and give each element it's own space. Lastly you will learn to use saturation/distortion to make the mix sound fuller and more complete.

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