Working under a time constraint when producing music can be a great way to hone your workflow and build confidence in your creative decisions.
In the video above, we took this idea to the test by ‘speed running’ a lo-fi house track in under ten minutes.
We kicked off the track by sequencing a simple house beat using a collection of one-shots and loops in conjunction with Splice Bridge and Bus Force, a processing plugin from Arturia’s FX Collection. From there, we laid down a minimal chord progression and a smooth bassline using instruments from V Collection. Lastly, we threw in some atmospheric vocals from Splice Sounds in our final minute.
While those are the specific instruments and effects plugins we chose to use for the challenge, a lot of the techniques we explored can be applied with any DAW and toolkit of your choosing (including completely free plugins, like the ones we recently explored).
Incorporate instruments from V Collection 9 into your own lo-fi house track:
September 25, 2021