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Dance Music Styles 104 - Drum and Bass.
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What kind of synth is Serum?
What type of kick has more punch?
What is the usual BPM for drum and bass?
126 or 128
172 or 174
178 or 180
140 or 150
Why does building basslines from one-shots work so well?
No one knows, but everyone does it
Because you can play the bassline on a keyboard
It helps to lock to bass to the kick
It separates the process of sound design, from writing riffs/melodies
Where is the best place to include more traditional songwriting elements?
The drop/main bit
What kind of vocal is best to create bass one shots from vocals?
Any vocal is good
Which of these is NOT a common theme in modern drum and bass?
Counterpoint lead melodies
High production quality
Why are long kick tails a problem?
It’s an arbitrary rule of drum and bass
You can’t layer bass
You need to be careful not to land your foot on the tail
What is the name of the innovative vocal example recommended in the course?
What’s the shortcut to duplicate something?
Command-E (Mac)/Ctrl-E (PC)
Command-D (Mac)/Ctrl-D (PC)
Command-F (Mac)/Ctrl-F (PC)
Command-C (Mac)/Ctrl-C (PC)
How loud should you master drum and bass tracks?
As loud as possible, with no artefacts
As loud as the quietest track in the genre
As loud as possible, even if that means it has artefacts
About average loudness
“The original drum break used in drum and bass was a 4-bar drum solo taken from the song...
"Amen" by Leonard Cohen
“Amen, Brother” by The Winstons
"Little Miss Lover" by Jimi Hendrix
"Amen" by Otis Redding
For surgical EQing, what type of EQ is best?
How many bars is the outro usually?
Does it matter if you record an old drum break in low quality?
Yes, never do it
What type of DnB snare needs a strong fundamental more so than other types?
Where is the easiest place to make good sounding drum variations?
At the end of a 4 bar section
At the beginning of a 4 bar section
At the end of the song
In the middle of a 4 bar section
In this course, which modulation source was used to modulate the bass in Massive?
Distorted basslines are…?
Dance Music Styles 104
Drum and Bass
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