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Bring the Bassline


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, known for his relentless work rate, DJ Q covers everything from the origins and characteristics of Bassline, maintaining an efficient workflow, getting an initial idea down, mixing and exporting your project in this 17 part series.

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Iconic producer and one-third of TQD, DJ Q, real name Shollen Quarshie, started his musical career after submitting a mix CD which led to him hosting the fortnightly UKG Mix Show on 1Xtra in 2004. After some successful releases, DJ Q released ‘U Wot! F.t. MC Bones’ which reached number 50 on the UK Charts in 2008. His career grew and in 2015 he co-founded collaborative act TQD with Flava D and Royal T. The trio released their debut album in 2017 and have held popular live shows around the world.

What you'll learn

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

DJ Q uses Ableton Live to produce and mix his track in tandem with a handful of, mostly stock, plugins.

Get ready to pick up some great skills and bring the Bassline with this course. Here’s what 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

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