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?

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!

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!

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 9 reviews
Ableton 10 Kick & Bass Review

I've been eyeing up Allan's tutorials for a while now, i'm sure I could of learnt just as much from Logic tutorials but ideally wanted to see the techniques using the Ableton stock plugins. I have been practicing techniques without any help and real understanding on and off for a few years now, this can get you so far but as with anything having a professional like Allan to talk you through step by step in every process has been a game changer for me. My kick and bass are now sitting together perfectly more driving and fuller sounding. I give this tutorial 5 stars and am looking forward to learning more with AM Studios :)

Ableton 10 Kick & Bass Review

The latest tutorial , Ableton 10 - Trance Kick & Bass , is one of Allan's best kick & bass lessons to date. They all offer something a bit different , but this one is great for all around knowledge and gives a more detailed look into the process of putting the kick and basses together. This video is the culmination of his previous kick & bass tutorials rolled into one and all of the techniques shown do not just apply to Ableton users, but to any DAW. Everything is covered from choosing the sounds and samples , eqing, analyzing , adding FX & stabs , the use of LFO Tool and gain staging to get the sound you're after. This tutorial will give you a better understanding of how to make better decisions with your sounds and layering choices. There is also some sound advice on setting up certain things in your template ahead of time to help speed up your workflow. This lesson is a solid start to what I'm sure will be another great series from AM Studios.

Ableton kick & bass tutorial

This is absolute class!

Allan explains everything in detail and doesn't hold back!
With practice my kick & bass will be better than ever, can't wait for the next module in the Ableton series.

Highly recommend Ableton 10 - Trance Kick & Bass Tutorial.

I highly recommend this tutorial. If you`re struggling like i was and getting frustrated Allan, shares some very good tips and techniques on achieving that professional and more powerful sounding Kick & basslines.

Looking forward to more Ableton 10 tutorial.

Great work Allan.


fantastic tutorial in my fav daw 10/10

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