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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Absolute brilliant, will definitely be getting more tutorials in the future. 👌👍
Started producing a few months back and found loads of basic Tutorials online which were a good beginners guide, but I felt really lost with melodies and breakdowns. My head was full of idea's but practical application was a blank. A friend recommended I have a look at this and its just incredible! a 2.5 hr Tutorial that I have been watching for about 8 hrs so far. Packed full of great pointers and practical guidance taking my melodies from zero to a few steps closer to hero in a few short days.
Not only is the content epic but the customer service is 2nd to non, a polite and all round top bloke happy to give a little guidance on all thing trance. Slowly making my way through the series and excited to purchase more.
Thanks for stepping away from your preferred DAW to share a wealth of knowledge with us Ableton users.
Hi Allan, i have just finished the Kick and Bass which was amazing. Just about to start Trance Melody, can't wait. I just wish i had more time on my hands.please can you send me discount code as i would like to purchase Trance Percussion today. Speak soon and thanks again.
Allan shows some quite simple tricks to bring your melody production on in leaps and bounds. Well worth every penny.
I purchased this tutorial 14 days ago and within that first week i had my first melody and breakdown completed,I was blown away with how quickly this tutorial helped me understand everything i needed to. I'm only learning to produce less than two months and with this tutorial along with the kick and bass tutorial, I'm progressing much faster than i thought i would. Keep the quality tutorials coming Allan, huge thumbs up. Chris