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EDM Production Techniques: Basslines
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EDM Production Techniques: Basslines

with J. Scott Giaquinta

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EDM Production Techniques: Basslines
1h 52m Intermediate Aug 01, 2014

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Electronic dance music has exploded in popularity the last couple years. Knowing how to create dynamic EDM bass lines can make your tracks stand out. In this course, author J. Scott Giaquinta showcases his techniques for EDM basslines—the same techniques he's used on productions and remixes with such artists as Madonna, Seal, David Bowie, Paul Oakenfold, and Johnny Cash. The course focuses on creating bass lines for four different genres: dubstep, electro house, progressive/trance, and drum and bass. Scott also touches on layering, automation, and sub-basses, and finishing techniques like bussing, tape saturation, and limiters that can give your EDM tracks a distinctive sound. Note: this course features Ableton Live and Native Instruments MASSIVE, but you can follow along with these tutorials in the DAW of your choice.

Want to learn more about creating solid EDM tracks? Check out EDM Production Techniques: Drums.

Subjects:
Audio + Music Mixing Music Production Audio Plug-Ins Music Composition Virtual Instruments
Software:
Ableton Live Massive
Author:
J. Scott Giaquinta

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Hi, I'm J Scott G. Welcome to EDM Production Techniques Basslines. Electronic Dance Music or EDM has become an enormously popular style of music. I'm going to share with you a bunch of techniques that I've learned over the last 20 years. I'll be taking you through baseline techniques and four different genres of EDM including Dubstep, Electro House Progressive and Trance, as well as drum and bass.

I'll be touching on concepts like Layering, Creative Automation Techniques, and Sub-Bases. I'll finish by showing you mixing techniques where I'll cover Busing, Tape Saturation, Limiters, and more. So if you're ready to get started, then let's get into EDM Production Techniques: Basslines.

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