DMP Sub Club Every tutorial and new monthly content for £15 a month.

Deep House

Learn how to create Deep House.

You will learn about the production of this genre step by step with a focus on the deep house style signed to labels such as Anjunadeep.

Sample Video

Course Details

As you know Deep House draws on elements of Chicago house, soul, funk, and Detroit music, deep house is often best known for its jazzy suspended chords, close-concentrated dissonant melodies, soulful vocal snippets, and a generally laid-back, deep feel to the music.
Over 3 modules and running close to 13 hours of video you will learn about the production of this genre step by step with a focus on the deep house style signed to labels such as Anjunadeep.

You will start the tutorial covering the general idea composition and sound design principles behind the trademark chord progressions, bass lines, vocals, and countermelodies. In module 1, you learn how the basic backbone of a track is written as you follow the creation of the example track while introducing the theory of chord development, retrograde inversion, thematic development in the bass, chord “planing”, chords suspensions, diminution, intervallic dissonance and bass/harmony/melodic counterpoint.

With the compositional backbone of the track complete, in the second module, you learn more about sound design, this time examining the requisite processing techniques to help maintain the laid-back feel and sound of the genre. Then you learn about the style of sound design and programming behind the house style skippy drum loops and generation of the over-percussive elements, introducing further techniques such as displacement, modulation, cell patterning, multi-rhythmic programming and multi-measure patterning.

The final module, you follow Rick as he works towards completing our example track by tieing all of our ideas together. Beginning with a further examination of synthesis, effects busses, and processing chains, we work to develop the track with further melodies and vocal hooks while working towards the complete arrangement.

Using various examples in both theory and sound design you learn how to create the jazzy feel of this, for the creation of your own tracks genre.

Course Contents

Session 01: 10 Mins.
We examine Deep House as a genre.

Session 02: 20 Mins.

The theory of diatonic harmonisation.

Session 03: 20 Mins.
Working with major and minor chords.

Session 04: 35 Mins.
How to further develop on chords for depth.

Session 05: 55 Mins.

How to create a deep house progression.

Session 06: 30 Mins.
The music theory behind a melodic bass.

Session 07: 30 Mins.
We examine how to use counterpoint.

Session 08: 50 Mins.
We show how to design planar chords.

Session 09: 40 Mins.

Sound design and chordal structure.

Session 10: 45 Mins.
We look at bass sound design for the genre.

Session 11: 20 Mins.
How to design sub basses in Massive.

Session 12: 45 Mins.
The basics of the kick and hats in deep house.

Session 13: 40 Mins.
Multi-meter, multi-rhythm and sound design

Session 14: 40 Mins.
Further percussive sound design & techniques

Session 15: 25 Mins.
Deep House Vocals: The application of vocals.

Session 16: 40 Mins.
Some of the techniques employed by artists.

Session 17: 30 Mins.

Some ideas for the main break before the drop.

Session 18: 50 Mins.
Arranging Part 1: Creating textural development.

Session 19: 45 Mins.
We continue to arrange the example track.

Session 20: 40 Mins.
We continue to arrange the example track.

Session 21: 25 Mins.

We complete the arrangement and structure.

Why producers choose us