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Dance Music Styles 104 - Drum and Bass.
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In this course, which modulation source was used to modulate the bass in Massive?
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
“The original drum break used in drum and bass was a 4-bar drum solo taken from the song...
"Amen" by Otis Redding
"Little Miss Lover" by Jimi Hendrix
“Amen, Brother” by The Winstons
"Amen" by Leonard Cohen
Where is the best place to include more traditional songwriting elements?
The drop/main bit
For surgical EQing, what type of EQ is best?
What kind of synth is Serum?
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?
How loud should you master drum and bass tracks?
About average loudness
As loud as possible, even if that means it has artefacts
As loud as the quietest track in the genre
As loud as possible, with no artefacts
What type of kick has more punch?
Why are long kick tails a problem?
You can’t layer bass
You need to be careful not to land your foot on the tail
It’s an arbitrary rule of drum and bass
How many bars is the outro usually?
What is the usual BPM for drum and bass?
178 or 180
172 or 174
140 or 150
126 or 128
Why does building basslines from one-shots work so well?
Because you can play the bassline on a keyboard
No one knows, but everyone does it
It separates the process of sound design, from writing riffs/melodies
It helps to lock to bass to the kick
What’s the shortcut to duplicate something?
Command-C (Mac)/Ctrl-C (PC)
Command-D (Mac)/Ctrl-D (PC)
Command-E (Mac)/Ctrl-E (PC)
Command-F (Mac)/Ctrl-F (PC)
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
Distorted basslines are…?
What is the name of the innovative vocal example recommended in the course?
Dance Music Styles 104
Drum and Bass
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