Creating a cool house beat is not that hard. Basically you just need a handful of drum samples, couple of effects and a bit of a imagination. And FL Studio.
I gotta say that in house music – and in any electronic dance music genre – beat alongside with the bass is one of the most important element. Good groove is like 60-70% of the song and that’s what sort of carries the whole genre. So I really suggest on putting a GREAT effort to the beat making.
In this walkthrough video I will show you how I created this example house beat you can hear and download below (zipped FL Studio 10 project file with samples included) and I hope it will give you some ideas for your own beats.
I won’t go too much in details on all the effect settings,etc. because it would have been just too boring and that is why I’m giving the .flp project file so you can see exactly what I’ve done.
Feel free to use the project file and the beat however you like.
Listen the beat:
UPDATE: Sorry, I took off the download links as the samples needs to be cleared first.