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.
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.