Producers, today I’m going to show you how to make this from scratch.
And specifically, I’m going to show you how to start with a simple little sample and build a song like this around it.
Let’s get to work.
Alright guys, so the key to starting your songs every single time in the easiest way possible is to use ideas, copy ideas, steal ideas, steal melodies, steal chords, from anywhere you can because in the end, we have to develop your song. It’s not going to sound
What I like to do is I like to use vocals. They don’t even have to be good vocals.
They don’t have to be a full acapella, I’m just going to get a little vocal from splice calm.
It sounds like this.
Oh, this one’s nice, because it has no words.
Words tend to distract me when I’m just trying to come up with melodic content.
So I’m just going to line this up here.
And I’m going to make some sort of weird rhythm.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, let’s take this, this, this and bang.
We’ll get Oh, oh, oh.
Oh, nice little rhythm like get your get your like your internal dance clock moving. We can go ahead and start building the chords.
I’m going to use a sound from my soundbank called orbital.
It’s been like one of my favorite sounds lately.
I just do all the melodic stuff with I need to make this vocal, like more juicy.
So I’m gon na add some reverb to it.
Oh, all right.
Now, the vocal sounds nice.
So let’s go ahead and I’m going to do the bass notes first.
For this, I’m going to do some really cool locks.
Try to make it sound like it was strummed with a guitar.
Okay, so now what I’m going to do is I’m going to add some sassiness to these vocals that actually make them sound nice.
Now we have a pretty good melody here.
Alright, let’s go ahead and slide these around and make a dope melody.
So, after a bunch of aimless chopping and editing, I came up with this vocal melody.
It’s already sounding so deep and just nice.
But watch this if we add a vocal transformation plugin. I’m going to add a really popular one from soundtoys called Little altar boy. You can also do this by simply transposing it within the doll.
I just like the sound that this gives me.
Let’s go ahead and enhance those high frequencies because they are just a little dead.
Now let’s go ahead and add some echo with a delay plugin.
I’ve been using the soundtoys echoboy.
But you can use a simple stock echo if you want.
I just think the stock delay plugins are a bit ugly.
Oh, you always put the delay before the reverb. Remember that one.
Alright guys, now we’re going to make a really funky bass line that just feels the vibe of what we’ve got going on here.
So I’m going to hop into orbital because there’s plenty of plucky bases here. Actually, I’m going to remake one of the orbital bases just because I want you guys to get as much value as possible.
So I’m going to come into oscillator number one, and we’re going to make a very simple plug base.
That works great.
rate for this genre comes into the filter and gives us a 20 mg low 24.
So square wave form an oscillator a, and then mg 24 is also going to pump up the unison I don’t necessarily love high unison square bases.
But if I give it a sub-base layer, maybe it will sound a little deeper and it’ll make me happy.
So let’s go into envelope number two, turn down the cut off knob, and bang.
Alright guys, so now I have this after some aimless tweaking on this envelope.
Now I’m gonna grab envelope number three, and I’m gonna make this really plucky. Watch this. This is like a hidden secret.
If we turn down the sustain on envelope three, then the decay.
Now we got a really plucky attack on this base, and it’s just gonna sound really nice.
So let’s go ahead now and make a really cool bass melody.
Dun dun dun dun.
Sounds like down here.
At the end of each pattern, each second pattern, I kind of make something funky happen, right?
Dun, dun 234.
And for these last four, I’m going to make them swing so that it just adds that much more funkiness.
It’s all about that funk.
Oh, go ahead and force them together.
Now, it’s pretty easy. We just keep adding the layers.
Let’s go ahead and make a dope beat chest.
Alright guys, so I got some deep house loops here ready to go to work.
So let’s take this and let’s pull us up to 125.
Now that we have a drum loop that’s swinging, we have to swing our baseline a little bit.
Let’s go ahead and smack down the kick. The kick is always the most important part to get right to get this nice deep kick here.
Oh wow, that is nice.
I’m gonna slap down and clap.
Oh man, that is so adorable.
I love this.
There you go.
I hope you enjoyed this video.
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