Exploring new genres is always a great creative exercise for producers across skill levels. Getting acquainted with the techniques associated with different styles of music can help expand your musical vocabulary, which in turn allows you to blend contrasting influences into a sound that’s uniquely your own.
In the video above, we focus on breaking down the key ingredients that constitute two highly popular genres: lo-fi and house. We list out the compositional and production elements that define each style, and then build two quick demo tracks using Splice’s new Beatmaker and Astra plugins.
Check out the full video to follow along, and also see some of the key patterns we mentioned for each genre summarized below.
Do you have any of your own tips for creating lo-fi or house music? Feel free to talk about them in the comments section below or in our fourm. (link, also below) =-)