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Bring the Bassline

DJ Q

Bring the Bassline

About the course

DJ Q takes us through how he creates one of his iconic Bassline tracks from start to finish. A prolific artist, DJ Q is known for his relentless work rate. In this course, he covers everything you need to know to make a banging track – from getting an initial idea down to maintaining an efficient workflow and mixing your project.

Learn in your own time

You can take our courses any time, anywhere, on any device (except for a fax machine). Turn your commute into the best hour of the day or be inspired at 2am when you just can’t sleep. Learn in your own time and at your own pace.

Length
2 hours
Language
English
Classes
18

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Your teacher

DJ Q

DJ Q

Iconic producer and one-third of the UKG trio TQD, DJ Q is an icon of the bassline scene. His relentless work-rate has given Q an enviable back catalogue of bassline bangers and over 100 remixes to his name. His first big break came after submitting a mix CD which led to him hosting the fortnightly UKG Mix Show on 1Xtra in 2004. After releasing ‘U Wot!’, DJ Q's sound burst out of the underground and into the charts, bringing his boisterous bass-heavy belters to a whole new audience.

What you'll learn

With over one hundred remixes under his belt, a solo album and the collaborative TQD album, DJ Q is a true Virtuoso. He guides us through his music-making process and workflow and takes us through the preparation, production and mixing of one of his signature Bassline tracks.

DJ Q uses Ableton Live to produce and mix his track as well as a handful of, mostly stock, plugins.

Get ready to pick up some great skills and bring the Bassline with this course. You’ll learn:

  • The characteristics and background of Bassline music
  • Maximising your workflow efficiency
  • How to edit and process your samples for maximum impact
  • Building and structuring your track from start to finish
  • How to create a gripping build-up and a powerful drop
  • Mixing and post-production techniques to get your track club-ready

Lesson plan