Layering & Depth Tutorial [Trance Leads, Trance pads, Trance Bass & Trance Percussion]

  • Does your track sound too 2D?
  • Is your track lacking depth?
  • Do you know what adding depth means?
  • Are your mixdowns not sounding professional?
  • Do you not know how to layer your sounds properly?


So your Trance Leads, Pads, Bass or full track is lacking depth & you want to know how to layer & add depth correctly?

Layering isn’t just a case of stacking a bunch of sounds on top of each other and hoping it sounds bigger and better. Doing this will only create more mixing issues and can cause sounds to cancel each other out. We don’t want that.

We want layering done correctly, whether that’s layering your Trance leads, Percussion or Bass line, so that when done correctly you will transform your track from an amateur sound to a professional one while also adding heaps of depth to your mix.

Those label A&Rs will hear if your track is lacking depth and is appropriately layered. So it’s your call on if you want to minimise those rejection emails.

The methods and techniques taught in this in-depth Trance tutorial changed my whole way of mixing and massively improved my overall sound. You will be kicking yourself once you watch this wondering why you never thought of it.


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The video covers:

– Adding depth to your presets/sounds.
– Understanding where depth is needed.
– Manipulating presets for better layering.
– Auditioning Layers.
– Understanding which layers work together & why.
– Layering Trance leads, Trance Percussion, Trance Pads & FX.
– Working on layering combinations.
– Working with EQ to add more dynamics.
– Working with Waveforms for better layering.

& much, much more!


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Your Tutor…

Allan Morrow – International Trance DJ/Producer. Tracks signed to labels such as Armada, Blackhole Recordings, Discover Records, Kearnage Recordings, Mental Asylum Records, Pure Trance, FSOE, Outburst Records & Many more!


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

Yes, all the technique you will learn in these videos can be implemented into your own DAW.


What software synths or plugins are used in this video?

The tutorial is done using only Logic Pro X plugins, LFO Tool, Sylenth (These synths aren’t needed though for this tutorial. You can use any synth of your choice.)


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Customer Reviews

Based on 32 reviews
imam samri
Fantastic tutorial gives so much understanding about sound design and also mixing

Layering is not just to make your track sounds nice but also gives depth to your mix. This course is a must for you who has learn all the basic and need further understanding of sound design and mixing. Totally recommended!


Jordan Powers
Amazing Tutorial

Give this tutorial a massive thumbs up. The techniques Allan shows on giving depth inside the synthesizers is amazing. My sounds still have plenty of room to improve but they have much more dimension and cover the frequency range much better than they previously were. My sound design knowledge feels massively improved. One massive, time-saving change I have noticed is that I can put together a stack of sounds much quicker and with much less browsing of presets. I am able to fill many of my stacks with 1 maybe 2 sound banks now, where I used to find myself scrolling through numerous different banks. You will learn through his video that you can produce several different versions of 1 preset or sound. This tutorial has made a huge impact on my production and I highly recommend. Your next project will show massive improvement, I guarantee it!

Another great tutorial

As usual by Allan, a must watch tutorial. This like the other tutorials are so helpful and enlightening and really engaging.
Allans syle of teaching is right up my street, with complete transparency and not pre rehearsed which is vital to experience the real raw process of creating and producing which is very refreshing and also important.

The turorial really can be a game changer to your tracks by the methods employed and reasons behind the methods with plenty of examples and can help transform the dimension and depth of the track.

I use FL studio and Allans tutorials like his others really teach and cement the fundamentals and knowledge transferable to any daw.

This tutorial has completely changed the way I understand and approach layering and how actually to layer the right way and the pitfalls to avoid.

Great stuff Allan!
Thank you.

john signoretti
Very informative and helpful

Another great tutorial from Allan Morrow Studios which is very informative and helpful not only for a seasoned pro but for a beginner as well.
Keep inspiring the world over!!!


The techniques presented here resulted in me producing a beautiful lead patch, something I could never have done before. This tutorial teaches you how to make your sounds 3D. Bass, leads, pads, percussion, all packed into a relatively short time frame. Grab it.

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