How to produce a Deep House track in Ableton Live
We’ve been researching for a list with some of the best free tutorials online for producing a deep house track from scratch in Ableton Live. Sadowick Production made a great tutorial available on youtube. Extra tools you will need: Waves plugins & Sylenth.
Project Checklist In Ableton Live
Before starting a project in Ableton Live don’t forget this checklist:
- Create Folder
You create a folder inside the Ableton folder or in a location of your choice.
- Save Project
Before you continue you must open Ableton Live and save your project. You go to “File” and then “Save Live Set As…”
- Bit Depth
Setting the bit depth at 24bit by going to Live – Preferences – Record – Bit Depth
- Sample Rate
Setting the sample rate to 48.000 hetrz by going to Live – Preferences – Audio – In/Out Sample Rate
When you save a file you want it to be a lossless and uncompressed type of file. It is preferable to save as WAV or AIFF. Ableton Live supports both this types and you can set this by going to:
Live – Preferences – Record – File Type
- Setting Buffer Size
Before starting your work you need to set the buffer size, that is how many samples per second you want the DAW to send to the D/A converter. A low buffer size reduces latency but also reduces the plug-ins and synthesizers you can use. In Ableton I will set the buffer size to 128 samples by going to: Live – Preferences – Audio – Buffer Size