Classic Trance Percussion Tutorial

Video Duration – 1 hour 10 mins

Want to learn how to create Classic Trance style percussion within your DAW?

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

Want to see what processing can be done to create this sound?

Not sure what type of percussion to use for the classic sound?

How To Make Classic Trance Percussion

Welcome to the second 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 making the percussion for the track! I will go through each layer of the percussion in great detail, showing you the different percussion hits that can be used and the individual processing on each while explaining what I am doing in real-time.

If you struggle to get those older sounding percussion sounds then be sure to check this out.

See below for a full description of what is covered.

The Classic Trance Percussion tutorial covers:

Kick selection and the characteristics of a kick to look out for.

Shaping your kick with EQ.

Processing your clap.

 Detailed explanation of all processing.

Adding secret tape saturation.

Shaping/processing your reverb.

Creating hat loops, ride, shakers and random percussion hits.

Pitching your percussion to fit your track.

EQ, Levelling, Effects, Saturation, Stereo Field Positioning.

 Adding movement to your percussion.

 Frequency placement for your percussion.

 Programming random percussion hits from scratch.

 Understanding of why you are creating certain percussion hits.

 Percussion loop selection and processing.

My full thought process behind everything I’m doing and why.

+ 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!

Understand Percussion More

Get a deep understanding of how and why percussion will sound more classic sounding, and how the sounds fit together for a more professional sound.

Save time

Create quality Percussion faster allowing you to finish your tracks quicker.

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

***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 a some punchy Classic Trance percussion! 


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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
James Pound
Awesome Stuff

Right off the bat I have to say I am loving the use of the drum rack in this series. Often modern day audio samples have been processed to death so there is not a lot for newbie producers to do to them, percussion to me up until this point has been a drag and drop exercise, not that there is anything wrong with that of course, but learning in more detail about shaping raw sounds is a massive bonus for me personally. The more in depth look at the audio effects that can compliment the sounds, and the explanation round the actions are as always very informative and detailed, some of the sound processing experimentation I have been trying since watching this one really feels like a level up in the production game, this is again because a lot of the modern day audio samples may have some reverb/delay etc on them, removing the need to learn too much. Creating groove, adding pace and a solid attention to detail are the 3 key things I am taking back into the studio following watching this. 5 stars as always. Thanks AM Studios

Diarmuid Mc daid

I always struggled to understand how the different aspects of classic trance were made but after watching the videos I have a much better understanding. The video is very easy to follow also and everything is explained very well

James Hawkins
Classic Trance Percussion

Allan goes into full depth about classic percussion and he shows you how to get professional sounding percussion in this tutorial it's a must have guys!

dave curtis
very good.

A1 as usual. top tips good flow

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