Welcome to the second episode in the creating of a Trance Track in Ableton Live! In this episode, ill be coving the Trance Melody & Breakdown!
So you’re sat at your studio computer wanting to create an amazing breakdown that gives your listener’s goosebumps, but you open up the project then blank… Nothing comes out!
Writer’s block has hit hard, and you have no idea where to start!
Well… this tutorial is going to allow you to push through those times, and build an epic breakdown from the ground up.
For me, its always been about the order I do things in when it comes to getting stuff done in the studio, and the breakdown is no different. In this Ableton Live Trance Melody & Breakdown tutorial, I am going to show you the exact order in which I add & mix elements so that you can build that epic professional breakdown you want in just a few hours.
After the great success of the first tutorial in this series (Ableton 10 – Trance Kick & Bass – Check it out here), this is the next step I take to building the foundations of the track so that I don’t run into writer’s block later on in the project. The Melody & Breakdown is what makes Trance…Trance, So this is a pretty important part, if not THE MOST IMPORTANT part of any Trance track.
In this tutorial I’m going to be walking you through every step of the process – the writing, sound design, arrangement and mixing, and all of this will be done in real-time so you can see every tweak and change that’s made along the way, with the reasons as to why I am doing what I am doing.
Having a solid break down is essential for those big label signing, so if you find that your breakdowns are lacking emotion, aren’t big enough, don’t evolve nicely, or you simply have no idea where even to start, be sure to check this out!
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!
Yes, all the technique you will learn in these videos you can be implemented into your own DAW using your own unique DAWs plugins.
***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.
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bought this along with the kick and bass tutorial for ableton and i have never seen something so in depth and showing you how to overcome obstacles you run into fantastic course and after this i ended up buying over 10 to 12 different items if your looking for something to help with your trance production look no further
I have bought many tutorials from AM Studios (all excellent) however, I was anxious getting going into this one because I have always struggled with melodies, chords and chord progression. Allan, doing what he does best had me writing chords without even knowing I was doing it. He makes it seem so simple and has an incredible way of teaching that really breaks it down and makes it easy to digest. After watching the video I took my fresh knowledge and within a few minutes I had a good melody going and pads harmonising together. Something I initially thought I would never grasp.
Unbelievable stuff again from AM Studios.
Best tutorials out there bar none.
Amazing! Better than any YouTube tutorials and even other paid sites. Definitely will be getting more. Thanks Allen!