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 FX!
Do you ever listen to your tracks and wonder why the impacts don’t have power or wonder why sections of your tracks sound empty and not full? A lot of this is to do with the effects that you are using (or not using for that matter) and how you go about layering them.
To get that professional sound that the big labels are after you need to have depth and power to your effects, and they need to work with your tracks and not just sound random, with zero relevance to the sounds you are making.
Just pulling in random effects with no strategy or understanding of what works is going to end in weak impacts and huge anti-climaxes. No one ever said “The anticlimax in that drop is amazing!” right?!
So how can this tutorial help? Well, In this tutorial, I am going to be guiding you through the process of creating effective Trance FX that sound cohesive and work well with your track. I’m going to be showing you how to create FX from other elements in your tracks and showing you how to create bigger impacts with the use of FX layering, manipulating and other powerful techniques that will instantly transform your sound.
Check out everything that’s is covered in detail in the video below!
Oh, and I’ll also be showing you how to create unique atmospheric FX hits from presets you probably never thought of using before!
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.
***Please note the above plugins or DAW are not essential as you can use any of your preferred plugins or samples to re-create your own unique sounds.
Check out the other videos in the Ableton series HERE
This really is the series that just keeps giving. Loads of awesome tips around creating FX and using what is already available to fit the sounds around it! But here's the bit that I didn't expect, as a result of the detailed demonstrations in here I have been able to apply it and fix a little problem I was having with my intro plucks. By the time this series is complete my friends will be able to start calling me Armin Van James hahaha. Nice one AM studios!!! 5 Stars all the way!!