Bored of having a 4/4 beat in every section of your tracks?
Want to vary up a section of your track with a Trance breakbeat section?
Ever wanted to know what elements are used to create a breakbeat like the one in the audio sample?
Want to see how you create a nice breakbeat groove with different percussion elements?
Struggle to add unique elements to your tracks?
Want a way to change the direction of the mood in your track?
Welcome to the AM Studios Trance Breakbeat tutorial!
Having a breakbeat section like this in your Trance tracks can really bring a unique section to your track and can keep it from sounding repetitive and boring. With this, you can completely change the direction of the mood on a dancefloor and really set your tracks apart from others.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to build a Trance Breakbeat section for your track from the ground up. I’ll be taking you through each element that is added in-detail, and ill be talking you through the full thought process and processing so you have a great understanding of how to do it yourself with new elements or even elements of your track that you already have.
All done in real-time with nothing pre-planned, so you get to see the full process!
⬤ Building a full breakbeat section from scratch.
⬤ Understanding which elements you can add to this section.
⬤ Processing and programming your kick rhythm.
⬤ Creating your percussion rhythm.
⬤ Choosing a suitable clap and understanding what to listen out for.
⬤ Choosing a progression for the breakbeat section.
⬤ Creating an arp to work with your breakbeat section.
⬤ Adding movement to your arp through the use of effects & processing.
⬤ Choosing the right sounds for all elements so they sound professional.
⬤ Creating multiple harmonies to suit your progression and other elements.
⬤ Layering pads to create a nice powerful and atmospheric sound.
⬤ Understanding the full process behind every decision and parameter change.
⬤ Processing & mixing each layer to sit nicely in the mix.
⬤ Adding unique percussion hits & patterns to help the groove of your breakbeat section.
⬤ Varying up your percussion to keep the loop from being repetitive.
⬤ Creating stab grooves to make the section interesting.
⬤ EQ, Effects, Levelling & Processing explained on all channels.
⬤ Adding atmosphere to your section.
⬤ Every element and the thought process behind it explained in great detail.
+ much more!
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!
Yes, all the technique you will learn in these videos you can be implemented into your own DAW using your own unique DAWs plugins.
***Please note the above plugins are NOT ESSENTIAL to re-create this sound, as you can use any of your preferred plugins or synths to re-create your own version of this.
Great tutorial, a lot of in depth stuff in it , highly recommended , thanks Allan for making these really helpful tutorials,can't wait for the next one.
Never really considered Trance to have breakbeat sections it. This course definitely grabbed my attention through the title lol. Started applying it to a project that I am working on today and after getting my head passed the awkward kick and clap placements haha the concept made sense. Really great tutorial this, easy to follow slow pace and full of little gems of information. Lots of potential in this practice for future projects. Much like the atmospheric intro tutorial this is another decent direction to take music in to stand out and set myself apart. Cheers Allan
If your looking for that inspiration/spark then look no further than this tutorial for your breakbeat breakdown needs. It’s explained and shown in such a simple way for you to understand. These tutorials perfectly help you with stuff that you would normally struggle with. I can’t recommend these tutorials enough.