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How to make a dirty drum 'n' bass lead sound

ZebraCM comes supplied on every CM DVD.
ZebraCM comes supplied on every CM DVD.

Drum 'n' bass is a genre that's stuffed with powerful synth sounds, and the one you'll see us creating in the video above should be instantly recognisable.

It's a pretty basic tone but one that's been used to power countless drum 'n' bass lead and bass sounds. We're making use of the sawtooth oscillators and filter drive that you'll find in ZebraCM, a great synth that comes included on Computer Music magazine's cover DVD every month.

For more synthesis tutorials, check out Computer Music Special 38, Make Synth Music, which is on sale now.