Create some soulful summer sounds
More funky and soulful than many other forms of dance music, deep house remains a highly popular genre. MusicRadar is on-hand with 22 tips that will help you to make your productions sound truly authentic.
1. A lot of deep house’s vibe comes from its rhythm. While the drum patterns don’t generally deviate much from the 4/4 template, leaving them straight makes them sound too robotic. To give them a more human feel – à la Chris Brann’s Ananda Project – you can apply 16th-note swing quantisation or some more sophisticated groove quantisation if your sequencer supports it. Analysing live drum breaks will give you a more human feel than straight quantisation, though you’ll probably find that keeping the kicks dead on the beat works best.