Drum and Bass Takeover Event

We have a brand new takeover month here on Sonic Academy, and this time we are taking on the gritty, hard-hitting, bass-heavy, wub-filled world of Drum and Bass!
We deep dive into all things DnB related, from creating the characteristic beats, designing epic bass lines, making a DnB classic from start to finish, and understanding the all the essential elements of DnB music you need to know!
We’ll also be chatting with some big names in the genre, such as Freaks and Geeks, and Shapes, to get an insight into the world of DnB and any tips and tricks they have for up-and-coming producers.

The Masterclass
Who else could we ask but Bass Music Maestro himself, Haterade, to gather all the signature sounds from a carefully curated playlist to show you the common elements that make up Drum and Bass in 2024. He will cover everything from creating your first beats, writing and recording gritty bass builds and drops, to mixing and mastering this DnB monster. This is the perfect easy-to-understand guide for those wanting to get into the world of Drum and Bass, or even for the seasoned producer to get a greater understanding of the genre.

The Remix Competition
Win £500 and release your Track on Sonic Academy Records. You’ll get all the information and resources you need to practice your new skills, upload your remix of the featured track, and be in with a chance of winning some awesome prizes! The top prize will win £500 and an opportunity for your track to be released on Sonic Academy Records!

Exclusive Content
To help you on your path to making amazing DnB tracks or any genre, we are also launching some great content. We have a brand new ANA 2 DnB Preset pack that contains sounds used in the masterclasses and a whole lot more. We also have an insanely good sample pack dropping with a huge amount of percs, music loop kits, baselines and essential one-shots in one killer pack. Lastly, we have a pristine reverse-engineered Kick 2 preset pack, bringing the latest and best in DnB kicks for the world’s most popular kick drum synth.