Allan Morrow – Thinking Outside The Box – Episode 002 (Acid Special) Video Tutorial

  • Tired of producing in the same way?
  • Tired of using the same FX chains on your sounds?
  • Stuck in a loop?
  • Can’t 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 “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 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 episode, I am concentrating on Acid sounds and opening 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 while also discovering new effects chains and creative ways of standing out as a producer.

Allan Morrow – Thinking Outside The Box – Episode 002 (Acid Special)

Acid can play an essential part in Trance music and give your tracks that unique sound that can make you stand out from the rest. In this video tutorial, I will be showing you how to get creative with them, and not just creating your “standard acid sounds”.

The video covers:

  •  Manipulating Acid hits to create atmosphere.
  •  Creating unique reverb send channels for your Acids.
  •  Creating your own Acid atmospheres & FX.
  •  Re-sampling Acids samples to create your own unique acids.
  •  Creating tension with your acids for unique builds by using unique automation techniques.
  •  Creating Acid pads with the use of reverb busses.
  •  Getting creative with delays and reverbs.
  •  Making atmosphere loops from an acid sample.
  •  Unique “Call & Return” acids stabs.
  •  Manipulating Loops and extracting grooves from other loops.
  •  Weird and wonderful ways of working with Acid & much, much more!

***Please note that the Kick & Bass in the audio sample is not produced in this video and is only used to create the acids etc. around it. If you wish to see how the kick and bass were produced, please see here.

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, Spire 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

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