Hey guys!

I’ve been busy last week cooking up a sweet D&B tracks so I can show you how to make Drum and Bass with the new 7 Day Song tutorial!

I had to make day 1 a two parter since there was so much to say about the beat!

Check out the first tutorial for how to make a powerful, crisp Drum and Bass Beat here!

It is frickin’ ridiculously hard to find good samples for heavy Drum and Bass. So to help out the internet, I’ve got some of the snappiest snares and the punchiest kicks together. I present to you:

The boyinaband free Drum and Bass sample pack!

Check it out…

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There are a lot of different types of Drum and Bass – Dark tracks, Chilled tracks, Poppy tracks… But here I’m focusing on the cool ones.   The ones that make your face contort like someone implanted some iron in one of your cheeks and then held a magnet near your head.   The ones that make you do that Ali G finger clicky thing when you hear them (Well, if you can do it – I never figured it out).

Here are the top 5 frickin’ cool Drum and Bass Anthems ever…

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Without realising it, I grew up on Drum and Bass.

I played a lot of video games and watched a lot of kids TV cartoons. Thanks to the “X-Treme” marketing phenomenon of the late 90s, you could pretty much guarantee that the TV Spot advertising “Super X Power Force” (I wish there was a TV series called that) would contain some pumping drum and bass loops.

However, shockingly enough, Drum and Bass didn’t originate in Dreamcast-based Sonic the Hedgehog games and overzealous advertisements. But where did it originate? Let’s ask some questions…

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Okay – so you’ve made a synth effect that is awesome.   There’s power, that sense of space, it hits hard – everything you want, but it’s missing that certain something…

Movement.   Making a synth sound morph and warp as it plays is a brilliant way to make it more interesting to listen to.   And if you are too busy to ride the modulator wheel, LFOs (low frequency oscillators) are the key!

Here are 5 examples of cool things you can make with the help of an LFO…

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Okay.   It is my understanding that Nu Rave comprises traditionally rock/metal elements, such as guitars, bass and drums, with traditionally electronic elements, such as samplers, synths and DJ setups in a well produced contemporary manner.

But hang on – hasn’t this been done before?

I’m not talking about the 80s, when electronica comprised hexagonal electronic percussion and a soundbank not out of place on a childrens keyboard, I’m talking about high quality synth based Rock music.

Lets have a look at some examples.

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