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, your Trance percussion or Trance 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 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.
– 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 leads, Percussion, Pads & FX.
– Working on layering combinations.
– Working with EQ to add more dynamics.
– Working with Waveforms for better layering.
& much, much more!
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!
Yes, all the technique you will learn in these videos can be implemented into your own DAW.
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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This was very helpful, Allan introduced new ideas i had not thought of before, using sylenth showing how to get the most out of it's 4 oscillators. Technique can be applied to any synth, making layers sound more rich and juicy
Good tutorial , can hear a difference in my track already , took some notes as I went through the tutorial which I found helpfull too. Also helps you find your way round about a synth for people not familiar with the various functions.