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 37 reviews
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!

Marc-André Ménard
Great tutorial!

I found that tutorial really useful and learned a lot. It is easy to follow Allan creating the Kick rhythm and bass line. If you don't know the fundamentals of creating a solid Trance kick rhythm and bass line, this course is for you!

Structured and Methodical

I am enjoyed the tutorial immensely. I've been through many tutorials, but this is by far the most structured and organised. First in the Ableton series, Allan took the time to get us organised working with the DAW for a trance project. He goes through his workflow step by step with this tutorial. Many others leave a lot of gaps in the knowledge they impart. For example, their channels would have all the plugins laid out instead of building up from a basic eq and utility. Not Allan's tutorial. I'm learning a lot faster and not justabout trance production, but also about how the various plugins can produce different effects on the kick and bass, as well as the DAW itself.

Eric Chéneau
Ableton 10 – Trance Kick & Bass Tutorial [001]

An ideal tutorial to start and create your first Trance Bassline and Kick rhythm. The explanations are clear and get right to the point. Thanks Allan Morrow !

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