Deep House 2012 in Ableton Live

Brand new for 2012 we bring you our updated How to Make Deep House course. Taking in all the latest sounds and techniques that make deep house one of the most popular genres of dance music at the moment. From pulsing and arpegiated basslines using ANA through to found sound percussion, filtered strings and spacey vocal edits, this course goes deeeep!! James Cameron watched this course and stated "My journey to the Mariana Trench was a waste of time, I obviously could've gone deeper."

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Summary

Brand new for 2012 we bring you our updated How to Make Deep House course. Taking in all the latest sounds and techniques that make deep house one of the most popular genres of dance music at the moment. From pulsing and arpegiated basslines using ANA through to found sound percussion, filtered strings and spacey vocal edits, this course goes deeeep!! James Cameron watched this course and stated "My journey to the Mariana Trench was a waste of time, I obviously could've gone deeper."

Videos Overview

Tutorial 1 - Basic Drum Loop

We build the basic drum loop for our track by doubling up a couple of kicks, importing some hats, snares and claps and making a basic loop.

Topics Covered - Drum Programing, Filters, Mixing,

Software - Ableton Live, Drum Rack,



Tutorial 2 - Vinyl Grooves

In this video we grab some recordings of vinyl run out grooves and chop them into neat percussion hits and loops.

Topics Covered - Clip Envelopes, Drum Programing, Loop Editing,

Software - Ableton Live,



Tutorial 3 - Found Sound Percussion

We grab some found sound recordings and chop them into a drum rack, add some fast delays and create some nice live sounding percussion.

Topics Covered - Send & Return FX, Delay, Audio Editing, Drum Processing,

Software - Ableton Live, Drum Rack,



Tutorial 4 - Percussion using Sampler Zones

In this video we continue to build our drum loops by rewiring some percussion hits from Reason, dropping them into a sampler and using sampler zones to edit and effect them.

Topics Covered - Drum Processing, Rewire, Samplers,

Software - Ableton Live,



Tutorial 5 - Percussion Loops & Drum Mix Down

We grab some percussion loops, edit them up and drop them on top of our drums. We then have a quick look at mixing all our drum sounds together.

Topics Covered - Drum Programing, Loop Editing,

Software - Ableton Live,



Tutorial 6 - Pulse Bass

We use the ANA Synth to create the first of two basslines for our track, a deep filtered chunky bass sound with a subby after throb!

Topics Covered - Bass Programing, Bass Synthesis, Envelopes, Filters,

Software - Ableton Live, ANA,



Tutorial 7 - Arp Bass

We take the Pulse bass preset and tweak it into a tighter arp style bass then add some phaser and delays to the top end for a Todd Terje style prog groover!

Topics Covered - Bass Processing, Bass Programing, Bass Synthesis,

Software - Ableton Live, ANA,



Tutorial 8 - Sample Pads

Using a simple ANA preset we add a chain of filters, compression and reverb to create a pulsing and sweeping mega pad! WE then resample the lot and edit it down into useable loops and hits.

Topics Covered - Compression, Filters, Reverb, Resampling, Loop Editing,

Software - Ableton Live, ANA,



Tutorial 9 - String Samples Pt. 1

We take a llok at Ableton's Tension machine and use some filters, envelopes and FX to create a falling string pad sound.

Topics Covered - Clip Envelopes, String Synthesis, Pads Processing, Envelopes, Filters,

Software - Ableton Live,



Tutorial 10 - String Samples Pt. 2

In part 2 we resample the different sounds, add some EQ and tweak the original sound, adding some LFO, to create a second string part. We then use the second part to create a reverse riser.

Topics Covered - Clip Envelopes, Audio Editing, EQ, LFOs,

Software - Ableton Live,



Tutorial 11 - Vocal Processing

In this video we look at processing some basic vocal recordings using gates, compression, delays and reverbs.

Topics Covered - Delay, Compression, EQ, Gating, Vocal Processing,

Software - Ableton Live,



Tutorial 12 - Vocal Editing

After processing the vocal we now chop it up and rearrange it to make some vocal loops, using some pitch shifting and doubling of parts to create a nice deep trippy sound.

Topics Covered - Clip Envelopes, EQ, Vocal Editing,

Software - Ableton Live,



Tutorial 13 - Synth Stab

We grab another ANA synth and programme a lush synth stab to sync up with our bassline.

Topics Covered - Stab Processing, Stab Programming, Stab Synthesis,

Software - Ableton Live, ANA,



Tutorial 14 - Clip Arrangement

In this video we clean up our clips window and get organised in preparation for arrangement.

Topics Covered - Arranging,

Software - Ableton Live,



Tutorial 15 - Filtered Intro

Filter LFOs and drum processing is used to create an intro for the track in clips view.

Topics Covered - Filters, LFOs,

Software - Ableton Live,



Tutorial 16 - Arrangement Pt. 1 - Intro

We record a basic 8 bar loop then switch to arrange view and edit and automate the loops into a 32 bar intro.

Topics Covered - Arranging, Filters, Automation,

Software - Ableton Live,



Tutorial 17 - Drums & Arp Bass Tweaks

We go back into the drums and Arp bass and give them a few tweaks using EQ and Sausage Fattener to make them both a bit punchier in the mix.

Topics Covered - Drum Processing, Bass Processing,

Software - Ableton Live, Sausage Fattener,



Tutorial 18 - Arrangement Pt. 2 - Arp Bass

We continue the arrangement of the main arp bass section through to the main bass section.

Topics Covered - Arranging,

Software - Ableton Live,



Tutorial 19 - Main Bass Tweaks

We go back to the ANA Synth and tweak the filters and LFO's to tighten up the bass sound.

Topics Covered - Bass Synthesis, Bass Processing,

Software - Ableton Live, ANA,



Tutorial 20 - Arrangement Pt. 3

We move on into the main bass section, recording a basic loop then editing and automating our way towards the breakdown.

Topics Covered - Arranging,

Software - Ableton Live,



Tutorial 21 - Vocal Chorus Chain

We create a vocal FX chain using multiple chorus effects to widen and boost the vocal tracks.

Topics Covered - Chorus, Vocal Processing,

Software - Ableton Live,



Tutorial 22 - Arrangement Pt. 4 - New Stab

In arrangement view we record a new synth stab for the breakdown suing ANA.

Topics Covered - Arranging, Stab Programming,

Software - Ableton Live, ANA,



Tutorial 23 - Arrangement Pt. 5 - Breakdown

We use automation to program ANA filters and the reverb and delay sends to create a large synth breakdown.

Topics Covered - Automation, Build up, Filters,

Software - Ableton Live, ANA,



Tutorial 24 - Arrangement Pt. 6

We take the arrangement post breakdown bringing the main bass back in and synching it with the stabs.

Topics Covered - Arranging,

Software - Ableton Live,



Tutorial 25 - Arrangement Pt 7 - Alternative Arrangement

In this video we take a look at an alternative to the previous post breakdown arrangement.

Topics Covered - Arranging,

Software - Ableton Live,



Tutorial 26 - Arrangement Pt 8

We continue to arrange the main bass part and the DJ friendly outro.

Topics Covered - Arranging,

Software - Ableton Live,



Tutorial 27 - Delay Drums

Here we add some delayed drums into the main bass section to create a sense of space and extra rhythm.

Topics Covered - Delay, Drum Programing, Drum Processing,

Software - Ableton Live,



Tutorial 28 - Delayed Clap

In this part we add a long delayed clap sound to the arrangement to fill out the kick rhythm.

Topics Covered - Delay, Drum Programing,

Software - Ableton Live,



Tutorial 29 - Tom Drum Roll

We use sampler and a tom drum sound to create a roll to use as a fill, we then add some white noise using the vocoder.

Topics Covered - Drum Programing, Fills, Vocoder,

Software - Ableton Live,



Tutorial 30 - Arrangement Tweaks Pt 1

We take a look at the drums and vocals in the intro and tweak them a little.

Topics Covered - Arranging,

Software - Ableton Live,



Tutorial 31 - Arrangement Tweaks Pt 2

We have a close look and made some tweaks to the mid section of the track.

Topics Covered - Arranging,

Software - Ableton Live,



Tutorial 32 - Arrangement Tweaks Pt 3

We make some final tweaks to the arrangement after the breakdown.

Topics Covered - Arranging,

Software - Ableton Live,



Tutorial 33 - Extra Bass & Vocals

We add some extra bass and vocal rhythms to fill out the main bass sections.

Topics Covered - Bass Synthesis, Bass Programing, Vocal Editing,

Software - Ableton Live,



Tutorial 34 - Tweaking The Synth

We add an extra oscillator to the synth stabs to fill out the sound.

Topics Covered - Stab Synthesis,

Software - Ableton Live,



Tutorial 35 - Mix and Mastering

We take a look at the bass compression, iron out any mix issues and run through a basic mastering chain to get your track ready for playing out.

Topics Covered - Compression, Mastering, Limiter,

Software - Ableton Live,



PLATFORM
Ableton
DURATION
07h 06m
LEVEL
Intermediate
TUTOR
Graham Ginty
PRICE
£34.99
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