Learn the art of Drum & Bass production, using Logic! This tutorial is produced by D&B pioneer, Nigel Broad.
In this new tutorial by veteran Drum & Bass producer Nigel Broad, you'll learn how a top selling composer/producer makes extraordinary dance music using Logic. Nigel is well known as one of the original innovators in the D&B scene. Having grown up in England and as executive producer and head of A&R for legendary D&B label Contagious Records, Nigel pioneered many of the techniques that give this pulsating music its legendary sound. And speaking of Contagious, this tutorial is sooo contagious that I not only watched it several times in a row I had to run to my studio to try out some of Nigel’s awesome Logic tricks!
Drum and bass music has evolved into many different sub-genres over the years and Nigel's personal style has evolved too. In this tutorial, Confessions of a Drum and Bass Producer, he showcases a much more contemporary D&B sound; It’s more sophisticated, yet still contains essential elements of his early British dance chart hits.
However there’s more to this tutorial besides its amazing content and that’s the utterly enjoyable experience of listening to Nigel who, like a friend, humorously reveals his treasure trove of production secrets.
So welcome Nigel Broad to our NonLinear Educating family of trainers and experience this awesome 3-Hour tutorial showing the unique process of creating a Drum & Bass production in Logic.
Table of Contents 01. Introducing Nigel Broad 02. Intro to the Course 03. Kick-Start the Creative Process 4. Getting Organized 5. Setting Up Logic 6. Organizing Loop and Sample Libraries 7. Some Options for Creating a Beat 8. Pro’s and Con’s of Using Drum Loops 9. Finding the Right Tempo 10. The Only Rule is “There is No Rules” 11. Soft Synths vs. Hardware Synths 12. A Word About “Option Overload” 13. Laying Down a Bass Line 14. Finding a Better Bass Sound 15. Adding a Sequence Part 16. Tweaking the Sequence 17. Adding a Chord Pad? 18. In Need of a Bridge 19. Adding a Little “Icing” 20. A Word About “Songwriter’s Block” 21. Coming Back to the Track - Adding Another Part 22. A 16 Bar Loop Is Not a Song! 23. Extending Our 16 Bar Loop 24. A Rough Arrangement 25. We’ve Already Come a Long Way - Some Thoughts 26. Time for a Vocal? 27. Time to Ditch That Name? 28. Packaging Up the Track for a Lyricist/Vocalist 29. Working with a Lyricist/Vocalist 30. Importing the Temp Vocal 31. Finalizing our Arrangement 32. Time to Ditch That Name, Finally! 33. Recording a Lead and Background Vocal 34. Back at Home Base, Importing the Vocals into Logic 35. Organizing Vocal Takes and Tracks 36. Taking a Break, an Overview of Where We Are 37. Separating out the Drums 38. Adding Fills and Variations 39. Loop Slicing 40. Editing and Arranging the Drums 41. Creating “Key Kicks” 42. Creating a Vocal Stutter 43. Cleaning Up (Part 1) 44. Cleaning Up (Part 2) 45. Listening to the Rough Mix 46. Bussing the Drums 47. Bussing the Vocals 48. Setting Up Sends 49. Grouping the Vocals 50. Mixing the Kick 51. Mixing the Bass 52. More Mixing 53. Mixing the Vocals 54. Mixing the Mallets 55. Finishing Touches on the Drums 56. Finishing Touches on the Vocals 57. Finishing Touches 58. Final Thoughts ...