Beach House “7” Projects

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.

project screen beach house 7

The projects featured in this pack include the following tracks:

Black Car

6 synth tracks:

  • Arps (Serum)
  • Bright Pad (Solina V)
  • Theremin (Mini V)
  • LFO Pad (Prophet V3)
  • Bass High (Mini V)
  • Bass Low (Mini V)

1 guitar track

3 drum tracks:

  • Black Car Kit
  • Shakers
  • Toms

Lemon Glow

12 synth tracks:

  • Main Synth (Mini V)
  • Pad 1 Thin (Prophet V3)
  • Pad 2 Wide (Prophet V3)
  • Lead 1 (Prophet V3)
  • Lead 2 (Prophet V3)
  • Choir Drone (Prophet V3)
  • Korg M1 (three tracks)
  • Bass Main (Mini V)
  • Bass Fuzz (Mini V)

5 guitar tracks:

  • Clean Guitar
  • Distorted Guitar 1
  • Distorted Guitar 2
  • Guitar 1
  • Guitar 2

3 drum tracks:

  • Lemon Glow Kit
  • Outro Toms
  • Outro Snare

Both of the Ableton Live Projects require Ableton Live 11 and use the following plugins:


  • Arturia Solina V
  • Arturia Prophet V
  • Arturia Mini V
  • Korg Legacy M1
  • Xfer Serum


  • iZotope Ozone Imager 2 (free plugin)
  • TAL Chorus (free plugin)
  • Soundtoys Decapitator
  • Soundtoys Echoboy
  • Valhalla VintageVerb

All tracks have been frozen so if you’re missing any of the above plugins, you’ll still be able to hear the tracks and play the project. If you own the plugins, you can unfreeze the tracks to edit the sounds.