Ableton 10 – Trance Kick & Bass Tutorial [001]

  • Struggle to find the right sounding kick samples?
  • Unsure what bass patterns to use?
  • Stressed about your sub bass sounding weak?
  • Frustrated with your bass not being wide enough
  • Hate the fact your Kick and Bass is not sitting right together?
  • Struggle with getting movement in your bass?
  • Pulling your hair out wondering what sounds to use?


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Ableton 10 – Trance Kick & Bass Tutorial [001]

Welcome to the first AM Studios Ableton Live series! In this series, Allan will be going through every step in detail to show you how to make a Trance track from start to finish. This first video will cover the Trance Kick & Bass!

As we are all aware, getting a solid kick and bass as a foundation for your track can be very tricky at times. In this in-depth tutorial, Allan will be showing you how to get that nicely balanced, punchy kick and bass in real-time, and explaining everything he does and why. He will be going over every step with deep amounts of detail so that you can understand the thought process behind every move.

Creating a solid kick and bass will no longer be a stressful process. After watching Allan show you his easy process you will be itching to get started on your kick and bass right away!


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The video covers:

  •  One note nudge trick.
  •  Choosing the right sounding kick.
  •  Understanding which bass notes will work with your kick.
  •  Creating a bass pattern and groove.
  •  Creating an atmospheric bass stab.
  •  Choosing the right sounds for your basses.
  •  Applying movement to your bass sounds.
  •  Mixing your kick, sub and mid basses layers together.
  •  Fine-tuning EQ and ducking techniques.
  •  Delay & Reverb techniques for your basses.
  • + much more!


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Video Duration:

105 Minutes


Your Tutor

Allan Morrow – International Trance DJ/Producer. Tracks signed to labels such as Armada, Blackhole Recordings, Discover Records, FSOE, Kearnage Recordings, Mental Asylum Records, Pure Trance, Outburst Records & Many more!


I don’t use Ableton Live I use a different DAW. Can I still use this video?

Yes, all the technique you will learn in these videos you can be implemented into your own DAW using your own unique DAWs plugins.


What software synths or plugins are used in this video?

  • Ableton Live 10 Suite plugins
  • LFO tool
  • Sylenth1
  • Span (Free Plugin from Voxengo)
  • Audio Samples

***Please note the above plugins and samples are not essential as you can use any of your preferred plugins or samples to re-create your own unique sounds.


For more tutorials check them out here

Customer Reviews

Based on 41 reviews
Emilio Scarano
Amazing tutorial with lots of useful info

I purchased the kick and bass tutorial as I felt that the low end on my tracks was lacking in power, and sounded muddy. I watched the video and implemented the tips and techniques right away on one of my tracks - in no time the sound improved and the kick and bass had a lot more clarity and punch.

Allan does a great job at explaining everything in a clear and concise way, easy to follow and not wasting time on unnecessary stuff.

Strongly recommend whether you're new to music production or if you've been doing this for a while but need some good advice on how to get your music to sound professional.

Amazing and Valuable

The amount of detail in this course is amazing. I have 2 tracks that I produced, but after watching this tutorial I wish I had it earlier as it would have improved my tracks so much. Besides a ton of info inside the tutorial is also very informative, as Allan will continuously tell you why things are done, something alot of other tutorials are lacking. He also dares you to experiment and not be afraid to experiment. Overall a must buy, whether you want to become a professional or love making music as a hobby.


Allan Morrow continues to impress. my productions are sky rocketing.

todd mahoney
Extremely Valuable Tut!

One of the reason’s I love AM’s tutorials and what seems to set them apart from other’s, is that he comes across as genuine and passionate about music production - and that it’s not just an income avenue or a self-marketing ploy.

To me, I find more value in the thought processes and decisions that are going into developing a particular piece of the track rather than the literal mechanics. There is a particular segment in this tutorial explaining that all these “rules” that are out there (youtube)- always cut your mid basses at 250hz, etc. are nonsense. Each sound is different and the accompanying tracks around it should dictate how you EQ or compress something. That little nugget has helped me immensely, even in my “non-trance” music projects. I come back to these videos periodically and still learn things from them. Worth the investment. Cheers!

Kerri Tsigolis
Trance Kick and Bass Tutorial

I learnt a lot from this as I usually struggle with basslines. It's so easy to follow and the information is clear. I also love the rawness about Allan's teachings and the template method is great!

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