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Modern Drum and Bass Production in Ableton Live with Joe Ford

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In this course by drum and bass giant Joe Ford, you’ll learn how to create powerful drums and roaring basses by implementing advanced sound design techniques Joe uses to create his signature drum n bass sounds.  By the end of this course, you’ll have every tool needed to create a modern, exciting drum and bass track!  To celebrate the release of the course we interviewed Joe to learn more about his history and influences.  Check out his interview on our podcast here.


$19.99 USD / month

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Results you can expect from this course

This course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to:

  • Step up your sound design skills by learning simple yet effective techniques professionals use to create mind-boggling sounds
  • Create punchy kicks that will get you the perfect backbone for a solid, smashing drum and bass track
  • Design your own reese and wobble bass sounds for a striking low end using techniques like filtering, EQ, compression and adding interesting FX
  • Add color and dynamics to your tracks by creating compelling drum and bass drops- guaranteed to blow your audience’s minds
  • Design impressive snare sounds from scratch by employing advanced snare synthesis techniques
  • Develop a professional sound by learning how to mix and master your tracks to professional modern standards

Example Tutorials From This Course

About Your Instructor

Joe Ford is a man on a mission, ready to shake up the world of D&B and beyond with his own unique brand of bass music destined for dance floors across the globe. Hailing from Harrogate UK, Joe leads a new wave of producers currently taking the scene by storm, setting himself apart with an already outrageously accomplished studio skill set and trademark hi-tech drum & bass sound tinged with rock, funk and everything in between.

With a flurry of activity around early releases on Bad Taste, Med School, a Beatport dubstep chart no.1 with the Mission EP on Caliber Music and huge support on UKF, Joe Ford is one of the most exciting talents currently in electronic music, worldwide. Picked up by Friction and K-Tee, Joe now sits as an exclusive Shogun Audio artist alongside one of the most prestigious rosters in the game.

Over the course of his career he has released on labels considered to be in the top tier of their genres. Joe’s first release on Shogun Audio went to beatport no.1 in drum and bass and from that point onwards he’s had a busy DJing schedule that’s taken him across the world year after year.

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Tutorials In This Course

  • Module 1: Kick design
  • Module 1: Snare design
  • Module 1: Hats and percussion design
  • Module 2: Wob bass synthesis
  • Module 2: Rees bass synthesis
  • Module 2: FX Design
  • Module 3: Writing the drop
  • Module 4: Mixing and loudness

Software Used In This Course & System Requirements

Software Used In This Course:

  • Ableton Live 10.1
  • Kick2
  • Serum
  • Trash 2
  • Fabfilter Pro q3
  • Freeclip

System Requirements:

  • Intel Mac with OS X 10.7 or later, 4 GB RAM
  • PC with Windows 7, 8 or 10. 4GB RAM

Additional information


Mixing & Mastering, Start To Finish, Synthesis & Sound Design


Advanced, Intermediate


Ableton Live, Fabfilter Pro Q3, Freeclip, Kick2, Serum, Trash 2


Joe Ford


Drum & Bass


$19.99 USD / month

Cancel Any Time. No Contracts.