Producertech has launched Drum & Bass Production with Maschine by DJ Fracture, a new video tutorial series.
Back by popular demand, Astrophonica label owner DJ Fracture returns with a brand new course for Native Instrument’s Maschine, uncovering the secrets behind producing his distinctive style of Drum and Bass. Focussing mainly on the hardware, the tutorials go through the creation of each rhythmic and melodic part within a track, using a range of pad modes and techniques, before concluding with lessons that focus on the newer aspects of the Maschine version 2 software, like the drum synth and mixer section.
With production expertise that spans the last 13 years, having released on renowned labels like Metalheadz, Hospital and Droppin’ Science, and having a passion for teaching and sharing knowledge, DJ Fracture has proven to be a welcome addition to the skilled team of Producertech tutors. As a follow up to his hugely inspiring Ableton Live course from last year, this latest endeavour into the world of online learning focuses on one of the more recent additions to his studio, Maschine.
Drum & Bass Production features
- Streamed lessons – access 24/7/365.
- Nearly 3 Hours of lessons.
- Maschine project from course.
- 200 MB of Bonus DnB Loopmasters Samples.
The tutorial is available for purchase for 37.95 EUR.
More information: Maschine Courses / Drum & Bass with Maschine
Music-Courses has introduced DJ Fracture presents Drum and Bass in Ableton Live, an online drum and bass music production course by DJ Fracture.
Ever wanted to know the entire process of building a drum and bass track by one of the UK’s most talented producers? In this set of tutorials, Astrophonica label owner DJ Fracture takes you through each stage of working on a track, beginning with setting up the session, creating the beats, bassline and main lead parts, to building the arrangement, breakdowns, intro and outro, right through to tweaking the final mix.
All of the techniques are shown using Live’s built-in instruments and effects, with the main parts created using Drum Racks, Sampler and Analog. As well as improving your knowledge of Live’s instruments and effects, the course will teach you new ways to compose and produce music, helping you gain a fresh perspective and taking your abilities to new heights.
The course is presented in a series of online videos, with accompanying Live sessions to work to, as well as more than £15 worth of additional drum and bass samples, supplied by our sponsor Loopmasters. Don’t miss out on this essential guide to drum and bass production for one of the most popular DAWs on the market today!
The course is available to purchase for £40 GBP.
More information: Music-Courses / DJ Fracture presents Drum and Bass in Live
Loopmasters has released Essential Drum & Bass, a handpicked selection of the hottest loops and samples from Loopmasters Drum and Bass sample packs.
The Essentials Series from Loopmasters are a range of sample packs which include a handpicked “Best Of” collection of loops and samples from our in house team, which reflect excellent value and enable you to sample a good selection of 5 products which we feel include some of the very best loops available for that genre.
If you really like the samples from any included pack within the product then use the included coupon code to get 20% off the full pack at any time! Please note that the coupon code discounts will work only for these product below.
Essential Drum & Bass features
- 100 loops, and 100 one shot samples from the following products packs:
- Includes 26 Bass Loops, 39 Music loops, 30 Drum Loops, 5 Glitch Loops, 13 Bass Hits, 16 Fx One Shots, 52 Drum Hits, 19 Instrument Stabs.
- 242 MB content, 24-bit quality.
Essential Drum & Bass is available to purchase for £9.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / Essential Drum & Bass
Loopmasters has released Fracture Drum and Bass – Albino Presets, a new title in the Patchworx series of soundsets featuring presets for the Albino software synthesizer by Rob Papen.
Patchworx 09 – Drum and Bass Presets for Albino, is a collection of Superb Dark Bass Tones, Pads and Drum Patches for this versatile Synth.
This pack was produced by Fracture, a leading light in the Drum and Bass Scene who currently performs live as part of his Astrophonica Label and commands respect from the industry particularly for his programming and awesome Bass tones. He also produced the best selling “Cosmic Drum & Bass” sample collection released recently with Loopmasters to critical acclaim.
Within this collection Fracture has provided a unique and versatile collection of Sub Bass Tones, Aggressive Basses and Rolling Subs for all producers of DnB, Dubstep and Urban Styles. The patches included in this collection include 64 Bass Presets, 64 MIDI Files plus 3 Pad, and 3 Drum Patches as a bonus.
Fracture Drum and Bass – Albino Presets is available to purchase for £19.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / Patchworx 09: Fracture Drum and Bass
Loopmasters has released Fracture Cosmic Drum & Bass, an adventure into the underworld of Drum & Bass from one of the masters of his art form – Fracture.
“I set out to make this sample pack with a very clear vision. I wanted create a pack which married the classic gritty sounds of vintage Drum & Bass with today’s contemporary sound and crystal clear high end production. This ethos and cross pollination of techniques is something that runs very strong in Fracture & Neptune productions and is the building blocks of our label, Astrophonica.
When creating the bass loops in this pack I stuck to methods I use in my own productions. You will find the loops have been split into 2 layers; A sub bass layer and a mid range or top end layer. This is a tried and tested technique within Drum & Bass and allows you much more control over the morphing and effecting of your bass line. When mixed together, the two layers combine to create a full bass line with character and weight. You can then add effects and morphing to the mid or top layer, while keeping the sub layer untouched. This allows for a much cleaner mix with prominent bite and character to the bass line while keeping the weight and warmth in tact. The drum loops have been created in a similar way. You will find that each beat has been supplied as a full loop but also as it’s composite parts. For instance, snare layer, kick layer and hi hat layer. This gives you maximum flexibility and allows you to completely re edit the loops to make them your own.
Every loop and sound has been worked on specially for this pack and let me tell you it was often hard work stopping myself turning them into full tunes for my label! ” – Fracture
Fracture – Cosmic Drum & Bass features
- 850MB content, 425 24-bit samples.
- Including 303 loops between 170–174 bpm, and 123 one shot samples.
- 50 ready to play patches for Reason NN-XT, HALion, Kontakt, EXS and SFZ compatible soft samplers.
- Apple Loops, Reason Refill and Ableton Live versions are also available to purchase separately.
More information: Loopmasters / Fracture – Cosmic Drum & Bass