As one of the original pioneers of the early 1990s hardcore breakbeat/techno scene (which eventually evolved into drum & bass), Nigel had a string of dance chart hits in the UK, under aliases such as Release and Rhythm Junior.
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.
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Julian wrote on February 28, 2015
Great tutorial! Very informative, it's fantastic to see a project such as this one, come to life.
Paul wrote on February 8, 2015
Great tutorial on the production of a drum and bass track by Nigel Broad in Logic Pro.
Nigel demonstrates how he builds a track from start-to-finish in this course; his workflow, production and mixing techniques.
Although this course was produced in an earlier version of Logic Pro (8 I believe) all techniques shown can be easily transferred to other DAWs, including Logic Pro X :-P
let me say it wrote on August 5, 2014
very very good =D
Anthony wrote on September 20, 2013
This course is absolutely fantastic. It's an insight into the working methods of an absolute pro. It is a privilege to be let into so much for the price. Nigel, MacProVidz, you guys rock.....
C1ph3rd wrote on July 2, 2013
A great walk through the entire song writing process, including a ton of hints and tips that will make your life in Logic Pro that much better.
Ruslan Polusotsky wrote on May 12, 2013
Im Cubase user, but this video far beyond of which daw you are using,it how to compose a song from zero.Very useful for any musician.A lot of great ideas.Very recomend,big pleasure to watching! THANX
jesse wrote on March 20, 2013
great tutorial, loads of production, arrangement, mixing advice. Well appreciated. thanks!
Dale wrote on July 4, 2012
Whether you are into Drum and Bass or not, this tutorial is perfect for actually producing music in Logic.
Sometimes I find myself getting mired down into the complexities of a single Logic feature. Whereas Nigel through his tutorial guides you through to completion of an entire song.
Sir Chandresque wrote on December 14, 2011
This tutorial started out very simply but gathered in richness and complexity as it went along. By the end I was very impressed at the quality of the track. Nigel certainly knows his way around Logic Studio! I have been using Logic on and off for a while now (just as an amateur of course) and have been through Logic 101. There's no doubt that you need to know Logic, and the principles of mixing, quite well (e.g., the point of using a compressor and how it works) in order not to follow along in parrot-fashion. There are loads of neat tricks and Nigel is kind enough to share a number of useful techniques, such as using "key kicks". I was a little disappointed that his use of a relatively expensive external plug-in (Stylus RMX), although it's quite possible to split up Apple midi loops, or create one's own using Ultrabeat of course. I was encouraged by Nigel's relaxed attitude to doing what sounds right, and his practical advice about experimenting with sounds and taking a break! All in all a very worthwhile tutorial that merits repeated viewings.
Mike wrote on December 10, 2011
Sometimes a glimpse of somebody else's song construction vibe can be useful. The dnb confessions video was honest and revealing. Not earth shattering, just a nice snapshot of bringing a dnb song together. Very enjoyable.