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 5 reviews
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!
Always struggle with Pads

Pads are always something I struggle with in my productions, I have learned a great deal from Allan's other tutorials and continually revisit them for little reminders / refreshers. This one is great, being focused on pads and how to choose sounds, layer them and giving some great general ideas on sound selections etc. Highly recommend this...and really ALL of Allan's work. The peak of trance tutorials videos that I have come across.

Thank you for the kind words David :)
Creating & Layering Trance Pads

Allan has created the ultimate guide to writing trance pads with this tutorial. He shows you how to write pads from the ground up starting with the sub bass drone and building up from there. Allan shows how to apply effects to the layers , and how to experiment with the different sounds and layers. Everything you need for reference in creating trance pads is in this tutorial . I've seen Allan do this in our 1-2-1 Skye sessions and this lesson is no different. Having seen most of his tutorial videos , I'd put this one near the top as a must have because it's such a detailed look at something that can be just as important as a lead or the kick and bass.

Great Tutorial..

If you are looking for a more dynamic sounding pad then this has to be your go to tutorial, this video shows you how easy it is to make a complex sound whilst showing you the struggles you may have to overcome. Full of tips and tricks from adding space and movement in your sound to EQ & levelling.

Allan Morrow - Creating & Layering Trance Pads Tutorial

As ever a great tutorial from a top bloke. Although somewhat Tech Trance lenient it is certainly a clean and clear 'how to' video suitable for anyone who is looking for some confirmation or direction on how to create and layer Trance Pads :) - Highly recommended, as with any other content Allan makes!

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