Fundamentals are our range of video tutorials that are dedicated to the ‘fundamental’ production techniques and procedures that all practicing EDM producers should be completely versed in. Covering topics such as drum programming, music theory, formal structure and ear training techniques, our fundamental series are our best selling products.
Fundamental 2 continues from Fundamental 1 continuing to discuss groove but this time concentrating on the all-important bass. Over 3 hours of video tutorials focus on the theory and practice behind the programming, production and engineering of professional bass lines and rhythms for electronic dance music.
The DVD begins with an introductory course on some basic music theory. The viewer is introduced to the principles and theories behind the creation of musical scales and working in different keys, including examination of the major and minor scales alongside the more esoteric modal forms such as Dorian, Lydian and Mixolydian.
Moving beyond the musical theory, further sessions then discuss the techniques that are often employed when composing, programming, editing, tuning and processing of bass in order to add that all important groove to dance records. This includes detailed techniques such as compression, trip-sampling, frequency-splitting, side-chaining, modulation, tuning, keying and an introduction to synthesis techniques for different styles of bass timbres
“Many concepts described here cannot be learned from anywhere else, unless you have a friend who is producer. I'm really glad I bought this tutorial.”
A look at some of the synthesis techniques you can use to program bass timbres, alongside how the use of processors and effects can be used to further augment the dance groove.
“I personally have hard time learning anything like this without following along and creating beats described in the tutorials by hand and fortunately everything is described in a way that can be followed in any DAW and similar VSTs (I used Ableton Live 8). Thank you for this!”