Classic Trance Atmosphere FX Tutorial

Video Duration – 1 hours 35 mins

Want to learn how to create those Classic Trance style squelchy atmosphere effects?

Love the older Trance Sound but find your tracks always sounding more modern?

Would you like to see how to create FX from scratch to make your tracks more unique?

Want to see what modulation mapping you can use for this style of effects?

Struggle to fill out your tracks with interesting effects?

How To Make Classic Trance Atmosphere FX

Welcome to the 4th episode of the “How To Make A Classic Trance Track” series, where I will be creating a track in the style of a Classic Trance track without the use of hardware!

In this episode, ill be creating those squelchy atmosphere style effects that have a lot of modulation and movement as well as darker fx hits.

First, I will show you the fundamentals of creating this kind of effect and the modulation used so you can then go away and create your own easily. Once I have shown you this ill then show you how I create effects using this process.

After this, I will start to map out the elements and show you how you can get all the effects to work nicely with each in terms of groove and also in the mix.

I will then take some time mixing down the effects to make sure it all sits nicely in the mix, explaining everything I am doing and why along the way.

See below for a full description of what is covered.

The Classic Trance Atmosphere FX tutorial covers:


Showing you the fundamentals of creating a squelchy atmosphere kind of FX so you can create your own easily.

Creating different FX from scratch.

How a bass rise effect is created.

Understanding what the modulation does to the FXs.

Getting your FX to work with each other musically and in the mix.

Mapping your parameters to different forms of modulation.

Creating darker fx hits.

Explaining the sound design and what each bit of the chain is doing for the FX.

My creative thought process and everything I am doing and why.

Mixing, EQ, Levelling, Effects, Modulation Mapping, Stereo Field Positioning.

+ Much more!

Transfer techniques to any DAW

All techniques are easily transferred to any DAW.

Nothing Pre-planned

Nothing is pre-planned so you get to see the full process on what works, doesn’t and why!

Learn to create FX from scratch

See exactly how to create FX from scratch so that you can create your own in your own synths.

Save time

Knowledge is power. The more you learn, the quicker your tracks will come together.

In-depth understanding

Get a deep understanding of the thought process behind each sound created in detail.

Your Tutor

Allan Morrow – International Trance DJ/Producer. Tracks signed to labels such as Armada, Blackhole Recordings, Discover Records, FSOE, 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. Please don’t restrict yourself from the knowledge inside this tutorial due to having another DAW. 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?

  • Logic Pro X & Stock Plugins
  • Zebra 2 (This can be replaced with a synth of your choice)

***Please note – You can use any synth/plugins or DAW of your choice to follow along with this tutorial.  

Grab your copy now and start creating some nice FX for your tracks!


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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Ariel Olberg

Classic Trance - Atmosphere FX Tutorial (004)

Robin Mcilmoyle
Atmo Fx Tutorial

What can u say. Great to see Allan explain in detail what he is doing as for all his tuts. Really good one this just to add that extra sauce in your tracks. Cheers man helped a lot. Robin

dave curtis

Always find atmosphere hard. this tutorial shed some light and good tips.A1

Mark Wright
Amazing series

The classic series are the first tutorials I have purchased from AM Studios (I have purchased all 5 episodes so far) and I just want to say that they are absolutely amazing!

The way they are explained and attention to detail has allowed me to learn so much and really understand the reasons behind each mix and creative decision. Keep them coming Alan!

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