This pack features the Ableton Live Projects for both of the remakes featured in my Beach House’s 7 Synth Sounds article: Black Car and Lemon Glow.
Most of the synths sounds in these remakes were recreated using Arturia’s Mini V and Prophet V plugins. Extra synths that I used include Xfer Serum for the main arp sound in Black Car, Arturia Solina V for the strings in Black Car and Korg Legacy M1 for the choir in Lemon Glow. All of the Projects tracks have been frozen, so you can still open the Project even if you’re missing any of these plugins.
These were fun remakes to put together, each featuring a variety of sounds. The biggest challenge to recreating Beach House’ sound is getting the balance between sounds, drums and effects right; they tend to place drums really quiet in the mix and use more reverb and delays than most bands. The songs on 7 also use more layering than on previous albums. I recorded 1 guitar track for Black Car and 5 guitar tracks for Lemon Glow. Some of the Lemon Glow leads were tracked through a Death By Audio Echo Dream 2 pedal, but other than that, all effects were adding in Ableton Live.