Precision Drum & Bass Construction in Maschine TUTORiAL
TZ Group | 10.01.2017 | 754.27 MB
In this instalment by Drum and Bass technician Icicle, you’ll receive a rigorous and meticulous course, giving you a thorough insight into his methodical approach to drum and bass production and sound design in Native Instruments Maschine. Constructing a track from the initial sound design through to arrangement and mastering, you’ll learn professional techniques from one of the world’s most technically-minded DnB producers.
Jeroen Snik aka Icicle is a household name in the electronic music scene, having released on some of drum and bass’s most renowned labels, including Hospital Records, Critical Music and Shogun Audio. His 2011 debut album ‘Under the Ice’ received widespread critical acclaim, and this was followed up in 2015 by ‘Entropy’, topping DnB charts worldwide and spawning the Entropy Live tour, an audio-visual experience like no other! Icicle has always been hugely respected for his intricate sound design and meticulous production, which has won him plaudits across the globe and cemented his place as one of DnB’s biggest names.
Starting with the core elements, Icicle designs the drum parts, giving a thorough explanation of Maschine’s different drum engines, before creating an entirely original drum sample to slice and resequence. Next, he creates the bass, taking great care to carve a hole for the drums using specific processing techniques. Moving onto the leads and pads, Icicle precisely contours the sound to express his musical idea before moving on to arranging and mastering the track. Throughout the course, Icicle demonstrates how he integrates the Maschine hardware to give him immediate, hands-on control of the many parameters available in Maschine.