Drum And Bass production. where do i begin?

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Drum And Bass production. where do i begin?

Post by Arrrpirate » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:57 am

I really love drum and bass and want to give it a go. where do i start? are there any good tutorials anywhere? what are your experiances/advice for me? any help is appreciated. also im working entirely from ableton.

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Re: Drum And Bass production. where do i begin?

Post by v00d00ppl » Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:11 am

Do you have any James Brown records?

Sample them at 45rpm into live and start slicing up the breaks.Try to play just like the record as tight as possible, then start venturing off randomly.

Then just play with a square and sine wave with analog in Ableton.

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Re: Drum And Bass production. where do i begin?

Post by Tarekith » Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:53 am

Check out Dogsonacid.com

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Re: Drum And Bass production. where do i begin?

Post by timothyallan » Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:54 am

Step 1. Acquire Amen break
Step 2. Acquire NI Massive
Step 3. ?????
Step 4. Profit!!

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Re: Drum And Bass production. where do i begin?

Post by leedsquietman » Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:58 am

step 5 - realize that dubstep is the current flavour of the month, the new 'black' and sell out to it, therefore skipping steps 1-3 but emphasizing step 4 - loadamoney, bosh, bosh, zoom, zoom, wallop - DOSH $$$$$

step 6 - post a new forum post 'Dubstep production. Where do I begin?' and have a bunch of smart arses patronize you ;)
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Re: Drum And Bass production. where do i begin?

Post by Cryptic UK » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:04 pm

Who do you listen to or class as drum n bass?
Drums

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Re: Drum And Bass production. where do i begin?

Post by Arrrpirate » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:07 pm

yes, i could sell out. and yes i also like dubstep, but its too anxious and annoying for me. here in melbourne we need a stronger drum and bass scene, and even if it starts with me its still something :)

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Re: Drum And Bass production. where do i begin?

Post by Arrrpirate » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:08 pm

Cryptic UK wrote:Who do you listen to or class as drum n bass?
pendulum, prodigy. although they are both big beat as well

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Re: Drum And Bass production. where do i begin?

Post by Cryptic UK » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:11 pm

Yeah see, i wouldn't










bother
Drums

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Re: Drum And Bass production. where do i begin?

Post by Arrrpirate » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:41 pm

well thats you

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Re: Drum And Bass production. where do i begin?

Post by bangaio » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:59 pm

pendulum, prodigy. although they are both big beat as well
You're having a laugh right - prodigy drum and bass? Using the term Big Beat? Last time I heard anyone call music big beat was mid 90s. As said hit the dogsonacid grid - it's the place to be.

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Re: Drum And Bass production. where do i begin?

Post by Peevy » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:34 pm

bangaio wrote:
pendulum, prodigy. although they are both big beat as well
You're having a laugh right - prodigy drum and bass? Using the term Big Beat? Last time I heard anyone call music big beat was mid 90s. As said hit the dogsonacid grid - it's the place to be.

I'm Partial to a bit of Pendulum & Prodigy myself. Just curious what would you call the style of music they do. BreakBeat??
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Re: Drum And Bass production. where do i begin?

Post by crofter » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:56 pm

It's all just music, some of it's good, most of it's shite, I can't tell House from a nice little bungalow with a plastic pseudo victorian conservatory on the back,but it doesn't matter what it's called as long as you like it.
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Re: Drum And Bass production. where do i begin?

Post by Peevy » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:58 pm

crofter wrote:It's all just music, some of it's good, most of it's shite, I can't tell House from a nice little bungalow with a plastic pseudo victorian conservatory on the back,but it doesn't matter what it's called as long as you like it.
:lol: Well said crofter!
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Re: Drum And Bass production. where do i begin?

Post by x0b » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:09 pm

Arrrpirate wrote:
Cryptic UK wrote:Who do you listen to or class as drum n bass?
pendulum, prodigy. although they are both big beat as well
don't mention pendulum on dogsonacid, it won't go down well.

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