Allan Morrow – Thinking Outside The Box – Episode 001

Tired of producing in the same way?
Tired of using the same FX chains on your individual sounds?
Stuck in a loop?
Cant get creative?
Watching videos or other producers and thinking “Why did I never try that?”
Tired of using generic sounds?
Want to create sounds that no one else is?
Struggling to stand out amongst the crowd?

“to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective”

Welcome to the new “Thinking Outside The Box” Series! I have started this series to open up peoples minds on how to get creative with your sounds. Although predominantly aimed at Trance sounds this series can open up the minds of anyone producing any style of genre. If you are just picking samples from packs and just throwing them in your tracks why not get creative with them and create your own samples or manipulate them in a way that no one else will of done before?

In this series, I am going to be opening up a blank project and my mind and getting creative. A lot of you have a creative side inside you it just needs to be unlocked! How many times have you seen producers do something and thought to yourself “Why did I never think of that?”

Watching this series should open your mind to new ways of manipulating sounds to make them your own whilst also discovering new effects chains and creative ways of standing out as a producer.

Every series will be different and off the cuff to see what exciting new sounds I can come up with. Not only will this show you the ways I do this but will hopefully make you think of your own ways of doing it!

The video covers:

  •  Manipulating bass hits to create atmosphere.
  •  Getting creative with reverb busses.
  •  Creating atmosphere loops.
  •  Making atmosphere from non-atmosphere sounds
  •  Applying EQ & FX to sounds.
  •  Creating interesting basses from non-bass sounds.
  •  Getting creative with delays and reverbs.
  •  Creating unique build ups from a sample you have made.
  •  Creating unique basses.& 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 you can be implemented into your own DAW using your own unique DAWs plugins.

What software synths or plugins are used in this video?

The tutorial is done using only Logic Pro X plugins, LFO tool & Sylenth1 and samples but you can use any of your preferred plugins to re-create your own unique sounds.

For more tutorials check them out here