Progressive Trance Intro Plucks & Stabs –  Video Tutorial 004


  • Struggle to get intro plucks to suit your Progressive Trance track?
  • Want to learn how to make those dark stabs you hear in Prog tracks from scratch?
  • Want to build intro plucks that harmonise with the rest of your track?
  • Struggle to compose intro plucks that keep the track moving forward?


Allan Morrow – Progressive Trance Intro Plucks & Stabs Tutorial 

In this episode, we will be going over the elements that are going to keep the intro interesting and moving forward. This will be the intro plucks and stabs!

Different styles of tracks have different types of intro plucks and in this tutorial, it’s all about creating the right style for this progressive Trance track.

I’ll also be showing you how to create a nice groove with stabs that all your elements work nicely together.


The video covers:

  •  Tricks for creating intro pluck when you have “writer’s block.”
  •  Understanding which type of sounds will work with your track and why.
  •  Creating a groovy intro riff and how to evolve it.
  •  Tricks to thickening up your intro plucks.
  •  Testing tips for transitioning. (This will help you save lots of wasted time further down the line) 
  •  Getting the right note positioning for your groove
  •  Harmonising your intro pluck with your main melody.
  •  The thought process behind every bit of processing. (Nothing Pre-planned, so you get to see the full process) 
  •  Creating Progressive Trance style stabs from scratch (Sound Design) 
  •  Positioning your stabs in the right places to groove with your track.
  •  Using delays to create an atmosphere with your stabs.
  •  EQ, Mixing, Sidechaining, Effects, & Levelling.
  •  How to get your elements working together properly.
  • + much more!


Video Duration:

1 Hour 25 Minutes


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!








What makes AM Studios tutorials different from the rest? 

There is no set way to produce music, and you are always going to come up against issues and creative blocks. In these tutorials, there are no pre-planned sounds, and everything is done in real-time so that you get to see any problems that come up and how to overcome them.

This is a much better way to learn than watching sounds that already fit, fall right in to place. We all know that is not how producing music works in the real world! Watching in real-time will equip you with the skills and understanding of how to overcome any particular issues that arise. It will show you different ways to tackle it, so you don’t quit and instead come out of the studio with completed projects.


I don’t use Logic Pro X I use a different DAW. Can I still use this video?

Yes, all the techniques you will learn in these videos can be implemented into your own DAW using your own unique DAWs plugins.


What software synths or plugins are used in this video?

  • Logic Pro X plugins
  • LFO tool
  • Sylenth1

***Please note the above plugins are not essential as you can use any of your preferred plugins to re-create your own unique sounds.


For more tutorials, check them out here.

Check out the rest of the series here

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
James Musgrave
Progressive intro plucks

There was a sound I was trying to get in my tracks for a long time. Then bang. These tutorials come along. It’s so good to now have a go to video to take ideas from. The way Allan explains himself too, so easy to understand and take his ideas and create your own from them. Top drawer again.

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