Let’s produce 06: Progressive House Vibe

ELITE PRODUCER BUNDLE PROMO

 

Hello producers, how’s it going? We continue our Let’s produce series with Episode 06, where we’ll be taking a look at the melodic elements behind a simple Progressive House Vibe.  We’ll be using Live 9, but all MIDI patterns are provided so follow along with your DAW and instruments. Just make sure to pay attention to the grid settings in the bottom right corner of every image.

The post is structured in 3 parts: Bass (1), Arpeggio (2) and Chords (3). Make sure to leave your questions or requests for future episodes at hi@promusicproducers.com. Okay then, let’s start!

 


1) BASS


 

STEP 1 – Tempo used: 128 BPM. We’ll start off with a 2-bars long clip for the bass-line, with each bar playing the same pattern of 2/16 notes, triggered every 3/16:

11

It sounds like this:

 

STEP 2 – We can create some distinction between the two bars by simply moving all the notes from the second bar 1/16 to the left. Also, notice the extra off-beat hit on B1 just before the end of the clip:

12

It sounds like this:

 

STEP 3 – We’ll be using a simple progression with the bass-line playing B1 for the first 3 bars before going down to G1 in the last bar. So extend the length of the clip to 4 bars and in the last bar, move all the notes to G1:

13

It sounds like this:

 

STEP 4 – A nice simple tweak is to shift the last note every two bars a few semitones up – B1 to D2 and G1 to A1:

14

It sounds like this:

 


2) ARPEGGIO


 

Our simple arpeggio will play a 1/2 bar clip made of 1/16 notes: B2 – D3 – F#3 – B2 – E3 – F#3 – A3 – B3. Note the first 3 notes being the actual notes from the B minor triad:

21

It sounds like this:

 


3) CHORDS


 

STEP 1 – We’ll built the chords on the main bass-line pattern and progression: B2 in bars 1-3 and G2 in bar 4. With B2 and G2 as the root notes, we can build the following chords: B2,D3 and G2,B2:

31

It sounds like this:

 

STEP 2 – Now I’ll take some of the hits on D3 and move them to E3 and F#3:

32

It sounds like this:

 

So this is what we’ve made:


 

ELITE PRODUCER BUNDLE PROMO

 

One reply on “Let’s produce 06: Progressive House Vibe

  • Deep House Mixtapes

    We understand that music obsession works as a surrogate for missing human bonds. Songs can pierce one’s heart directly; it requires no mediation. Regular Bass House mixtapes uploaded each and every Wednesday. Hear us out on SoundCloud!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.