Drum & Bass Tutorial
Take the next step on your journey and learn genre specific music production skills. Make a complete Drum & Bass track from start to finish, and take the skills you learn with you, into your future projects.
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 - 5 hours
What are you going to get out of it?
Perhaps you have successfully completed one of our beginner tutorials, or you are looking for new challenges, and new ways to inspire your music. As long as you know your way around your chosen DAW, you will be able to soak up all the ideas and music production experience given in this course.
A Higher Level Of Music Production Skills
These any DAW 'start to finish' tutorials are full of more advanced music production techniques, that will help you discover new producer skills. 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 complex melodies, to creating your own original Drum and Bass 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 one of our beginner tutorials 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, learning to create the elements of your track, and mixing all of it together is something YOU WILL achieve on this course.
Check out the first 4 lessons of the course...
We hope the first 4 lessons were helpful. If you want to continue to learn music production in this style, and finish the track you have started, please click the button and gain access to the remaining 25 lessons (over 4 hours) of Drum & Bass, music production gold dust.
By making a commitment to yourself and taking a further step on your journey to become a better music producer, 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 like you.
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- Any DAW compatible*
- Only basic plugins and FREE instruments used
- Email support (less than 24 hour response time)
- All audio, and presets are provided
* Requires you know your way around your DAW of choice (not for complete beginners)
Module 1 - Drum & Bass Beat
In this Drum & Bass tutorial, you'll get making music straight away, building the foundation of your track. You'll learn how to create modern, Drum & Bass style drums and how to create a complex sounding drum pattern out of simple and repeatable steps.
The whole idea with this drum beat, is that it provides a big amount of energy to the chorus sections of the track, so it's important to get the drums sounding as 'direct' as possible, using various techniques.
We'll also use a couple of simple loops to enhance the drum beat. Using various techniques, we'll get them to fit perfectly with our self-created beat. These techniques are transferable to any other beat in any track.
Module 2 - Bassline
In this module you will learn how to program a drum and bass bassline, and layer up bass patches to get a super fat sound. The bass in this track is made using 2 main layers and one additional layer that comes in during the 'super chorus' section. First we concentrate on getting the main 'sound' of the bassline which we use for the top layer. Then we add a dedicated sub bass layer that compliments the top layer and means we have much more control over the total bass sound. Then we add a third layer to create some variation for different sections of the track.
Module 3 - Sound Design
With so many producers in the world today, it is important to stand out from the crowd. Throughout this tutorial you will learn how to be unique, by learning how to design your own sounds from scratch.
We use an incredible (and completely FREE) synthesizer called 'Vital'. Available for all platforms and all DAW's.
There are a total of 8 sounds created from the ground up in this tutorial; a number of leads, sub bass sounds and dirty bass sounds. We also provide all the presets in the workfiles, so you can just load them up if you are not interested in sound design. We also provide all the samples, and stems, to make this as accessible as possible no matter what DAW you are using.
Module 4 - Creating Arrangements You Can't Stop Listening To
Great song structure is massively important when it comes to creating that subtle sense of 'push and pull' that keeps a listener engaged with your music.
You’re going to learn what makes great song structure and how you can use the tension and release of the different sections to tell a story that will keep the listener engaged and coming back for more, over and over again.
We'll be using various song structure techniques and concepts to do this, along with using (and even creating) SFX sounds to help keep the track evolving and generating tension and release between the different sections.
Module 5 - Processing
You will learn how to use a variety of different effects during the course. Everything from basic to advanced EQ techniques, compression, stereo widening, distortion, reverb, pitch shifting, filtering and more. All this is taught as and when it is needed in the project so you get a good idea of when and how to use these effects in your own tracks. All the plugins we use are either standard to all DAW's or they are free plugins that anyone can download and install.
Module 6 - Mixing & Mastering
Lastly, you will learn the key skills needed to make sure all your mixes are as effortless as possible. Once you understand this, you will find mixing so much easier and fun that it will seem like you are running cheat codes.
Of course we will go through and mix the entire track and you will follow along with the whole process as we do it, learning all about the various techniques and why and when to use them in your own mixes.
Although your skills with compression, EQ, and other processes are only 20% of what makes a great mix, you will learn how to use them, but more importantly where and when to use them.
Why learn from Born To Produce?
We have been refining the start to finish music production tutorial for over 8 years. In that time we've helped thousands of students become better producers. We put our hearts and souls into each and every tutorial, which is why we get such great reviews. Our students are always grateful for our super fast and helpful support.
Our tutorials take months of planning and execution. Everything you are taught has the sole purpose of giving you the best learning experience and the greatest transfer of knowledge possible. Simple, powerful & fun.
Jon Merritt (producer, tutor & founder of Born To Produce) has been making tunes for over 20 years and has been teaching for the last 10 of them. In his career, he has come to grips with many genres of modern music from Hard House to Downtempo.
His skill in music production has been crafted over many years of self taught experimentation and learning from other producers at the top of their game. He has tried almost every angle on most production techniques, so when he teaches you something you know it has been tried and tested, and refined. He is always willing to learn new skills / software that further the goal of music production.
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