Do you have a basic understanding of a DAW (such as Ableton, Logic, FL etc) and would like to learn Dubstep production from industry specialists?
If so, this four month Group Mentoring Program is for you!
Only 25 spaces available!
Enrolment closing midnight December 5th
Program Starting December 15th
Important info: The first mentoring masterclass will be on Wednesday 15th December @ 3PM UK time. The remaining 7 sessions will be on the same day and same time bi-weekly from the 15th. 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 Dubstep record labels to give feedback on your music
- 8 x 90 min (12 hours) *live Masterclasses delivered by active Dubstep specialists, experienced Education & Bass tutors and special guests
- Access to a dedicated Discord server where you can network with your peers and Mentors for additional support
- 1 year VIP membership to Education & Bass worth £149.99
* 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 Dubstep will be a pre recorded session that will be uploaded to the Education & Bass websites dedicated Virtual Learning Environment.
What will I learn?
The History of Dubstep
Dubstep 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 Dubstep and all associated sub genres. A Dubstep 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.
The key aesthetics of Dubstep
E&B Dubstep specialists will practically demonstrate key aesthetics Dubstep. 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 Dubstep ingredients and flavour.
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 Dubstep. The Instructors will provide the learners with the drum racks, audio loops and midi files.
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 synths and samplers, 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 Dubstep Productions.
Arrangement, Track Intro, Transitions and Breakdowns
An arrangement can make or break a song! In this interactive session we will analyse effective Dubstep arrangements and the philosophy behind them. We will discuss the importance of transitions, building up tension, DJ friendly intros, second drops and more.
Mixing – The Basics
This final 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 Dubstep 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.
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.
Dubstep, Hip Hop, 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.
Mentors for the program have more than 60 years of combined experience in the Dubstep world and work with some of the biggest labels in the game such as: Tempa, Wheel & Deal, M.U.D, Sentry Records, Artikal Music and many more.
Your lead mentors will be Nomine aka Outrage and Nurve with guest appearances from the likes of the mighty N-Type, Gnasha and Cimm.
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.
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 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.