How to Build a Basic Tech House Beat in Ableton Live

Starting with the four standard sounds: kick, snare, hi-hat and clap in a drum rack, Multiplier takes you through the basics of creating a Tech House beat.  

In this video tutorial from the complete Dance Music Styles 109: Tech House, Multiplier shows you the basics for programming a basic Tech House beat.

Using Ableton Live this video tutorial can be followed using any DAW like Logic Pro, Cubase, Bitwig Studio, Studio One, Reason, FL Studio, etc, etc.

With tips like nudging the claps a tiny bit before the snare and kick are triggered and balancing levels, this is a good watch if you’ve less than 5 minutes and want to know where to start when creating a Tech House beat.

If you’d like to learn more about producing Tech House, the complete course of 21 videos by Multiplier is available in the AskAudio Academy here.

More About Dance Music Styles 109: Tech House

In this course, Multiplier, AKA Adam Pollard, our very own multi-talented, mad scientist of dance music, guides you through all the various aspects of Tech House including songwriting, beat-making, sound design and production techniques. He even shows you how to avoid commonly-made mistakes!

It's difficult to make any musical style your "own". It takes a lot of listening and understanding of what's going on, especially inside top tracks, before you can even begin! That's why first learning how to define the various different elements in a Tech House production is so important. This course teaches you those elements and helps you develop a Tech House "second nature" that puts you way ahead of everybody else.

So if you want to learn how to make Tech House, there’s really no better place to start than right here with Multiplier.

Watch all videos in the course in The AskAudio Academy here.


Rounik is the Executive Editor for Ask.Audio & macProVideo. He's built a crack team of professional musicians and writers to create one of the most visited online resources for news, review, tutorials and interviews for modern musician and producer. As an Apple Certified Trainer for Logic Pro Rounik has taught teachers, professional... Read More


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