Sonic Academy has released a new video tutorial series that focuses on How To Make Drum & Bass Using Logic Pro.
The course covers topics ranging from mixing the drum line to adding wobbly bass and electric piano. A folder of sample and project files is included.
The series is £ 24.95.
Here’s what the video series covers:
A look at the track we are going to be making
Lesson 1 – Drums 1
A brief look at Logics in built software drum machine, the Ultrabeat. How to create a blank patch within the drum machine into which are loaded the drum samples provided with the course resources. Demonstration of various ways in which samples can be loaded into the blank drum machine patch plus how to audition the samples.
Lesson 2 – Drums 2
Creating loops or cycle regions into which can be drawn midi parts that will be used to program in the beats. Keyboard shortcuts for zooming and also the tool palate and command click tool selection. Exploring the piano roll key editor which is used to program the basis for the drum beat. Editing/copying/pasting and merging midi regions.
Lesson 3 – Drums 3
How to split a midi region into its component parts by using the split/demix function. Labelling individual midi tracks so that they can be easily identified. Exploring sending/routing the individual sounds from the Ultrabeat onto separate audio channels for autonomous mixing. Demonstrating how to import audio loops and also using timestretch and snap functions to make audio loops fit with the tempo of the track.
Lesson 4 – Drum Compression
How to use two different types of compression, parallel and sidechain. In demonstrating these types of compression other things that are covered include creating aux and send channels and also grouping and sending audio channels. Using plug – ins on channel strips, and copying/pasting plug in settings.
Lesson 5 – Mixing Your Drums
How to use volume, panning and equalisation to do a basic drum mix.
Lesson 6 – Hoover Bass
Introduction to the ES2 software synth. How to load a blank patch to the synth. How to program a Hoover Bass sound from scratch using a combination of different oscillators, ADSR and filter envelopes. How to detune oscillators/phasing, and also how to use the router section of the ES2.
Lesson 7 – Wobbly Bass
How to program a Wobbly Bass sound from scratch using a combination of different oscillators, ADSR and filter envelopes. Also how to use beat synchronised LFO’s to affect filter cut off.
Lesson 8 – Sub Bass
How to program a Sub Bass sound from scratch using a combination of different oscillators, ADSR and filter envelopes.
Lesson 9 – Arrangement 1
Copying/pasting/editing MIDI regions to create an arrangement of the introduction to the track up to the first breakdown.
Lesson 10 – Bass 4
How to program an additional Bass sound from scratch using a combination of different oscillators, ADSR and filter envelopes. Also adding preset sounds from the ES2 and how to program simple chords.
Lesson 11 – Adding FX
Adding audio files to build up arrangement of the track also using tape delay plug – ins.
Lesson 12 – Arrangement 2
Using automation and copying/pasting/editing of MIDI regions to create an arrangement of the track up to the end of the first breakdown.
Lesson 13 – Arrangement 3
Using automation and copying/pasting/editing of MIDI regions to create an arrangement of the track up to the beginning of the first breakdown.
Lesson 14 – Electric Piano
Using the EVP88 Electric piano plug-in to create some moving chords and applying effects to the piano. Also some more midi editing and arrangement.
Lesson 15 – Creating The 2nd Breakdown
Using the EXS24 sampler to add a Dub –style piano and using existing sounds to program a half tempo beat for the second breakdown
Lesson 16 – Arrangement 4
Using automation and copying/pasting/editing of MIDI regions to create an arrangement of the track from the end of the second breakdown to the end of the track
Lesson 17 – Further FX and Arrangement 5
Putting the finishing touches to arrangement. Also using some final effects to add space to the track.
Lesson 18 – The Final Mixing
How to use volume, panning and equalisation to do a perform a final mix of the track.