How to make a lo-fi house beat in 10 minutes

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 2. From there, we laid down a minimal chord progression and a smooth bassline using instruments from V Collection 8. 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).

How do you think we did? What other genres do you want to see us speed run on our YouTube channel next? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, and check out our other speed runs here.


Incorporate instruments from V Collection 8 into your own lo-fi house track:

September 25, 2021

Nick Chen Content Marketing @ Splice. Nick Chen is a producer, performer, and educator under the aliases "nickthechen" and "Enix."