Welcome to the next episode in the Ableton Live Trance Production Course were ill be making a Trance track from scratch! In this episode, ill be going over the Arrangement!
The arrangement can be a struggle for some as they are unsure of what elements need to be brought in, and at what point.
You can go back and forth, adding in elements that either come in too soon, or you have areas of a track that sound too repetitive and become boring.
The arrangement is obviously very important, as an arrangement that doesn’t work for the types of sounds you have can confuse the dancefloor, and can stop the track from telling the story that you set out for it to do.
You need to grab the listeners attention!
In this tutorial, I am going to be showing you the next stage of the track, and that is getting the skeleton of the track mapped out. This allows you to see then if any more elements are needed for your track, or if any elements are not really needed and are just wasting space in your mix.
After your arrangement is mapped out, you can then move on to perfecting your transitions between the different sections of your track with automation etc. (This will be done in the next video as it can be often time-consuming, so keep an eye out for that!)
There is no set way to produce music, and you are always going to come up against issues and creative blocks. In these tutorials, there are no pre-planned sounds, and everything is done in real-time so that you get to see any problems that come up and how to overcome them.
This is a much better way to learn than watching sounds that already fit, fall right in to place. We all know that is not how producing music works in the real world! Watching in real-time will equip you with the skills and understanding of how to overcome any particular issues that arise. It will show you different ways to tackle it, so you don’t quit, and instead, come out of the studio with completed projects.
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 can be implemented into your own DAW using your own unique DAWs plugins.
Check out the other videos in the Ableton series HERE