Allan Morrow – Creating & Layering Trance Pads Tutorial [2+ Hours]

This Allan Morrow – Creating & Layering Trance Pads Tutorial [2+ Hours] will show you exactly how Allan Morrow creates his pads and how he layers them to reach a professional 3D soundscape.

There are many different ways of creating and layering Trance pads, but in this in-depth video, you will see how Allan approaches this and the reason why he approaches it this way. In this tutorial, you will see the simple yet effective way of creating complex pads without it being a complicated process. Pads in Trance are an essential element and shouldn’t be overlooked. To gain more knowledge on how to layer your pads then look no further. Professional and emotional sounding Trance pads done with ease.


The video covers:

– Creating pads through multiple channels.
– Harmonising pads and building chord structures.
– Experimenting with pads pattern to create interesting structures and progressions.
– Selecting sounds for your sub pad and other pads layers.
– EQ, panning & FX.
– Working with alternating pads (Unique pad idea)
– Layering trance pads and harmonies.
– Positioning pads in the mix and stereo field.
– Automation and movement.
– Separating layers with precise octave selection.
– Creating more movement and character to your pads.

& much, much more!


Your Tutor…

Allan Morrow – International Trance DJ/Producer. Tracks signed to labels such as Armada, Blackhole Recordings, Discover Records, Kearnage Recordings, Mental Asylum Records, Pure Trance, Outburst Records & Many more!


I don’t use Logic Pro X I use a different DAW. Can I still use this video?

Yes, all the techniques you will learn in these videos can be implemented into your own DAW.


What software synths or plugins are used in this video?

The tutorial is done using only Logic Pro X plugins, Sylenth1 & Spire. You can use any synths of your choice though when creating and layering Trance pads.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Neil MacDonald
Clever Techniques Revealed

I enjoyed finding out ways of creating Pads utilising effects that I would not have thought of, there are techniques that elevate the sound to "pro" = small changes make big differences in the end. It's a live session watching Allan build the sound up from scratch "warts n all". Although I use a different DAW and different synth I was still able to follow no probelm. My pads now sound like fountains of rainbows where before they were more like The London Philharmonic from "outside the club" lol!

William Room
Always top quality

I love buying Allan’s tutorials as you feel like you can really work alongside them and create the sounds you’re aiming to achieve. The way Allan’s tutorials are specifically sectioned to various areas of production allows you to focus on any key areas you feel your production is lacking quality - and by the end of the tutorial, you feel a lot more confident that you’ve hugely increased your skill and achieved what you were aiming for

James Pound
Paddy Goodness

Over 2 hrs of pads, what's not to love? So much detail on creating progressions, separating the sounds on multi layers, sound design in multiple synths, creating movement within each layer! Worth every penny, I have learned so much from this and got so much inspiration for my project. Absolutely buzzing after watching it. Great work!!

Daniel Groombridge
Creating and layering trance pads

very good, helped me a lot, thanks.

Robert-Polzn Bladz
Trance Fills, Builds & Transitions

Allan simplifies making pads using one note and putting them together in harmonies with other pad sounds (High, Med and Low). I couldn't have imagined that 6 months ago knowing nothing and owning no equipment that I would be making seriously decent trance music. I've done several other edm courses and they help in some ways but they don't touch these courses if you want to make trance

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