As one of the original pioneers of the early 1990s hardcore breakbeat/techno scene (which eventually evolved into drum & bass), Nigel had a string of dance chart hits in the UK, under aliases such as Release and Rhythm Junior.
Need to go beyond the basic presets and built-in functionality of Logic Pro X's new Drummer? Then be sure to watch as Nigel twists and tweaks some standard drum tracks into an EDM frenzy!
In the initial loop setup, you'll learn how to augment Drummer and Ultrabeat as well as repurpose drummer for trance music. Once the foundations of a track are laid down, you'll learn to slice, dice and speed up breaks to create old school, high energy jungle drum tracks!
As a bonus, there are several tutorials revealing the secret formulas to recreating classic EDM Basses using Logic Pro's synths. This includes the Dubstep Screech and Growl Basses, right down to Reese, Trance and Deep House Basses.
So if you're into twisting and deviating from the "beat"-en path and wanna take your EDM tracks to a higher level, this is your chance to follow our guru, Nigel Broad, and soak up some of his wicked wisdom!
Nigel Broad turns Drummer on it's head in this course! Starting with a simple introduction to Drummer and choosing a track, he manages to explain how to use producer kits and the mixer to create new tracks to cut, mix, and match in order to achieve a whole new sound. The latter part of the course also does the same thing for using Logic's Retro synths to create D'n'B, Trance, and Dubstep bass rythyms and pads!
Hindie wrote on March 13, 2015
Very useful information about drums and bass. I think it's time for a second series, with all the new updates, and some fresh creative ideas. I enjoyed watching this :)
B. Rico wrote on February 18, 2015
No need to go shopping for tons of 3rd party drum machines and drum libraries. Nigel Broad hands us a plethora of information which helps us transform new ideas for beat making, and song writing.
Paul wrote on January 31, 2015
Great drums and bass course by Nigel Broad showing off Logic Pro X's build in plugins. Really liked the bass sound design section at the end, I have always thought the ES2 had a great sounds, looks like Retro is following in its big brothers foot steps!
BRHamester wrote on June 19, 2014
Inspiring. I'm not really into EDM, I'm more into Industrial Rock, but it's given me some very interesting knowledge from other genres to add to my experimental work.
jimmy jagger wrote on April 14, 2014
Great bass set up for todays music and tips for making a drum loop library using Logic's drummer track.
Anthony wrote on April 12, 2014
Nigel does it again with another fantastic tutorial. I am pretty familiar with Drummer and have actually found some new ways I haven't seen in any tutorial to do things; but this tutorial introduces some very interesting ideas, particularly with the ODE to the old skool beats - that was very creative and original. I loved this tutorial.
steve melvin wrote on April 9, 2014
While I'm not really a dance music maestro (More Singer/Songwriter) I found Nigel Broads articulation of the EDM very interesting and elucidating.
Robert wrote on April 4, 2014
I love how you explained in the course overview how you explain that EDM entails all dance-music genres such a techno, trance, electro etc. That made the tutorial much more appealing to me, since I am not so fond of the uninspiring formula-based commercial "EDM" you hear everywhere. Thanx for the tips!