Do you have a basic understanding of a DAW (such as Ableton, Logic, FL etc) and would like to learn Drum & Bass production from industry specialists?

If so, this four month Group Mentoring Program is for you!

Only 25 spaces available!

Enrolment closing midnight November 14th

Program Starting November 24th

Important info: The first mentoring masterclass will be on Wednesday 24th November @ 3PM UK time. The remaining 7 sessions will be on the same day and same time bi-weekly from the 24th. If you are not able to make the live sessions each masterclass will be recorded and uploaded the following day for you to view via the Education & Bass website on your personal profile. Each learner will have access to this content for the duration of their annual membership.

A four month learning programme that includes:

  • 30 minute group consultation call
  • Bespoke resources to support your learning that includes: dedicated video lessons, PDF handouts and relevant signposted content
  • Group Graduation Feedback Party (online) where we invite A&R professionals from top Drum & Bass record labels to give feedback on your music
  • 1 year VIP membership to Education & Bass worth £149.99
  • 8 x 90 min (12 hours) *live Masterclasses delivered by active Drum & Bass specialists, experienced Education & Bass tutors and special guests
  • Access to a dedicated Discord server where you can network with you peers and Mentors for additional support
  • A copy of Addictive Drums 2 by XLN Audio with 5 drum kit expansions plus a copy of the DS-10 Drum Shaper. All worth £500

* Recordings of the live Masterclasses will be archived and made available if you cannot make the live sessions or if you want to watch again at any time. The first of the 8 mentoring sessions which is the History of Drum & Bass will be a pre recorded session that will be uploaded to the Education & Bass websites dedicated Virtual Learning Environment.

What will I learn?

Module 1

The History of Jungle/Drum & Bass

Drum & Bass has seen much evolution over the years, it is a melting pot of genres and styles. In this module we will be looking at the history of Jungle, Drum & Bass and all associated sub genres. A Drum & Bass timeline will be presented in a live lecture that will also highlight key points for learning; techniques and fundamentals that are still used to this day, which we will be delving into throughout the program. This first session will be pre-recorded and will be uploaded to the Education & Bass websites Virtual Learning Environment.

Module 2

The key aesthetics of Jungle/Drum & Bass

E&B Drum & Bass specialists will practically demonstrate key aesthetics of a variety of Drum & Bass sub-genres such as: Liquid, Rollers, Neurofunk and Jungle. Pre-made loop packs and samples, MIDI files, patches, presets and more be provided for you experiment with and get to get familiar with the vast array of Drum & Bass ingredients and flavour.

Module 3

The different types of Drums

Drum Racks, audio loops and midi files of drums will be created for you, broken down and presented in a live online Masterclass. The instructors will cover the different time signatures alongside the sequencing of drums in both midi and audio. Drums are one of the most important, but fun aspects of creating Drum & Bass. The Instructors will provide the learners with the drum racks, audio loops and midi files.

Module 4

The different types of Bass

For this module, the Instructor(s) will create various classic, and popular basses in a live Masterclass. These basses will be created with Ableton stock synths and the Ableton stock sampler, and they will be reverse engineered during the session giving a clear understanding of how they were made. The Instructors will provide synth patches, one-shots and midi files for you to use in your own Drum & Bass Productions.

Module 5

Arrangement, Track Intro, Transitions and Breakdowns

An arrangement can make or break a song! In this interactive session we will analyse effective Drum & Bass arrangements and the philosophy behind them. We will discuss the importance of transitions, building up tension, DJ friendly intros, second drops and more.

Module 6

Mixing – The Basics

This module will be focused around the basics of mixing. We will be looking at Volume faders, balance, EQ and parallel processing. The mix of a track can make or break it and when you have as many elements as a Drum & Bass track has, it is crucial that you gain a good understanding as to how you can go about gaining control of your song elements to create a cohesive mix.

Module 7

Musicality

It is not essential to know music theory to be able to produce music, but it can certainly help. If we can allow ourselves to learn the “rules” and break the “rules”; not just in music theory, but with creativity, it can go a very long way. This Module will lay down the basics of music theory that can be built upon, if you wish to do so. We will be looking at scales, modes, chord progressions and more; enough to get you off the starting blocks in an easy to digest way.

Module 8

Sampling

Hip Hop, Jungle, Drum & Bass and many more genres/sub-genres would not exist without sampling culture: borrowing snippets of pre-existing music, twisting them up and collating them to create a collage of new sound. Sampling can also consist of sampling and re-sampling where we take parts of our own sound design/tracks and further process to create new sounds. This module will delve into the legalities and practice of sampling culture.

Your Mentors

Mentors for the program have more than 60 years of combined experience in the Drum & Bass world and work with some of the biggest labels in the game such as: Metalheadz, V Recordings, Function, Reinforced, Commercial Suicide, Rupture and many more.

Your lead mentors will be Nomine aka Outrage and Nurve with guest appearances from the likes of the mighty Digital, Guzi and False Relation.

When you sign up for this group mentoring program you will also receive the very popular XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2 audio plugin, along with 5 drum kit expansions, and the DS-10 drum shaper – at no extra cost

This plugin is widely used amongst Drum & Bass producers and is responsible for a lot of the drum work that you hear in modern Drum & Bass.

We understand the power of mentoring alongside peer to peer support

First things first

Each learner will be asked to attend a 30 minute group consultation to assess what level the learner is at, to meet the rest of the group and to ask any questions. This will ensure that we can give you the best possible experience. The consultation will take place around the start date of the program. 

Additional support

Each cohort will have their own Discord server for peer to peer support alongside support from E&B instructors. We learn so much more when we communicate

A fast track way to master music production

The group mentoring program is built with the aim of providing a flexible, progressive mastery approach to the knowledge, skills and understanding you require for music production. 

With a carefully planned program of easy to understand, broken down educational online sessions, and additional sign posted video content, we enable candidates to develop and enhance their skills and work towards their achievements.

A creative hub for success

You will be part of a small group of learners who will be studying the same topic at the same time as you, allowing the door to open for collaborations and support from your peers – not to mention being part of the much, much wider E&B community.

Education & Bass VIP Membership included

In addition to the 4 month group mentoring program, when signing up you will receive a year’s VIP access to Education & Bass, which you will get immediate access to. This means that you can pick and choose any extra content you wish to educate yourself with during the year long VIP membership.

Whether you want to brush up on the history of your favourite genre, listen to how to combat writer’s block or learn from a professional about how to get your music signed – we have you covered.

Using your complimentary VIP membership, you will also be able to access all of the below:

Audio & MIDI Sequencing  |  DAW templates  |   Label demo submissions  |  Feedback on music (1 per learner, per month)
|  Radio/club support  |  Discounts on mentoring and mastering  |  Thousands of free samples from E&B Sounds  |  Music software/hardware discounts

Sign up now and start your path to success

We know the world is a busy place, but by signing up to this four month program we can make that dream of learning a new skill a reality.

This group mentoring program is the fastest way to getting you ready for the world of music!

If you choose to sign up, your VIP annual membership will be available to you immediately.

Please whitelist the following email to ensure that your membership confirmation email doesn’t go to your spam / junk folder: [email protected] A member of our team will be in contact via email to book in your initial 30 minute group consultation.

We look forward to having you onboard and, most importantly, enjoy learning!

Need to know more?

Check out our FAQs below, or email us with your question.

Q: What software and equipment will I need?

A: You will need to have access to a DAW (Ableton, Logic, FL studio, Reason, Bitwig, Cubase or any other DAW). We recommend you have a midi controller and monitors or headphones for playback. If you choose to have active monitors you will need a sound card to power them.

Q: Is this an online program?

A: Yes, this is an online program. You will be expected to deliver 8x 90 minute bi-weekly online sessions with your mentoring group. If you are not able to make the live sessions recordings of the sessions will be uploaded and published to your E&B website profile for playback a day after the scheduled live session. You will also be guided towards online video tutorial content for additional support during your program.

Q: When can I use the rest of the site as a VIP member?

A: Immediately after you enrol, you will be able to access all of the regular site content and VIP benefits for one year.

Q: How much time will I need to dedicate on this each week?

A: We recommend dedicating a minimum of 2 hrs per week in addition to the 90 minutes for the bi-weekly group sessions. You get back what you put in with music production.

Q: How music music production knowledge do I need to take this program??

A: We recommend you at have the understanding of a DAW and at least 1 year of practical music making experience.