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 creating 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 technique 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 9 reviews
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.

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

Ana Itigan
Amazing tutorial

it really guided me

Peter R.
A different perspective

Another very interesting tutorial here on creating dynamic, evolving pads. I always like to see a different perspective from my own and here Allan demonstrates some layering techniques for pads that I'd not previously considered and will certainly try out in the future. Cheers again Allan.

Thanks for the kind words Peter! Happy to hear you enjoyed it!

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