Produce a Pop Deep House Track in Ableton Live 9
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Produce a Pop Deep House Track in Ableton Live 9

Create a dance track with commercial potential.
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Created by Rob Webster
Last updated 2/2018
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The ability to produce dance music and to be able to learn musical arrangement skills
  • Learn new keyboard skills
  • Mix all of the elements within a typical dance music track
  • Learn how to apply effects such as delay reverb and compression
Requirements
  • A copy of Ableton Live Version 9, A basic understanding of Ableton Live, some keyboard playing skills & access to the internet
Description

This course has been designed for the student in ways that make it fast and easy to produce a full track ready for a commercial release. You will learn quick and simple techniques in Ableton Live 9 to produce an uplifting Piano Pop Dance track that can have the potential to have vocals added at a later date should you choose to.

The genre of Deep House has many different styles ranging from the underground dub to low pitched vocals combined with future house synths. But here in this tutorial we simply construct the traditional techniques within a standard House music arrangement and apply them using a very simple formula. The formula that we will be constructing here is a classic one which has been proven time and time again to be a winning formula. The style and the sounds we use are a fundamental technique within commercial House music. 

You will be required to play some keyboard/piano so if you can play then this would be a great advantage but you are guided through the tutorials to see how the music is performed and what notes are played, so if you are not too confident in playing keyboards then this tutorial will be able to show you how.

You will use drum samples both loops and individual hits to create a classic house beat, combined with using the simpler plug in by adding bass sounds to replay as notation back into Ableton.

You will also use an additional free third party plug in synth at no extra cost to create uplifting piano riffs to give the track that classic house style.

You will learn techniques such as sending effects via bus channels and adding and subtracting eq frequencies from individual tracks to create a nice clean final mix.

You will learn how to do a basic mastering session so you can trial your tracks in your DJ set or on alternative sound systems. 


Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to create electronic dance music incorporating the styles of Deep House and Pop House Music
Course content
Expand 17 lectures 02:03:55
+ Importing The Beats
17 lectures 02:03:55

This is the free preview of the track we will be producing throughout this tutorial.

Preview 04:57
Importing The Beats & Downloading the Resources Folder
05:21

You will upload the bass sounds to the simpler and download the VST Rave Generator to your Plug in folder within Ableton.

Importing the Sounds and The Third Party Plug in
05:10

This lesson is probably the most complicated tutorial. You will learn how to play in some chords and the bass patterns. But by the end of it you will start to have the basis for the rest of the track.

Playing Bass Lines and The Pianos
13:16

This lesson is where we begin the arrangement. You will start to add the Piano introduction and some percussion loops.

The Arrangement Part 1
10:42

You will continue the arrangement by working towards the bass drop.

Preview 06:06

The part of the arrangement where you will lay out the main body of the track.

The Arrangement Part 3
05:30

Continuing the arrangement by laying out further sections of the track.

The Arrangement Part 4
06:00
The Arrangement Part 5
08:13

The final arrangement lesson.

The Arrangement Part 6
06:09
Fine Tuning The Sounds and Tidying Up The Arrangement
04:54

We now begin the process of mixing the beats and getting the levels correct.

Mixing Down The Beats
05:41

Here you will start to add Eq to the mix to determine the correct balance for the bass.

Mixing The Bass Lines
07:06

This is where we will start to bring out the EQ on the Piano chords.

Mixing Down The Piano
04:45

Here we mainly subtract a lot of EQ from the sound effects to bring out the higher end of the sounds to give a clear mix.

Mixing the Sound Effects
08:29

In this closure lesson, we just go back over the arrangement to see if it is all in order. Then we will finalise the mix and the levels to bounce the track over for the mastering session.

Final Overview & Bouncing The Track To Audio
06:57

Here we will do a basic mastering session to finalise the mix wave file and bounce it to a finished product.

Final Mastering Session
14:39