Trance Leads Laying Course

Video Duration – 1 hour 50 mins

Wondering why your leads never seem as big and as powerful as the pro’s tracks?

Find your self trying to open up your leads to sound big but they start distorting?

Confused about how many layers your leads need to sound big?

Struggling with sound choice?

Not sure how to shape each sound in each frequency band?

Want to know how to make layering leads much easier so that you don’t run into problems later on?

Want to know clever tricks to add more brightness and movement to your leads?

Take Your Trance leads Layering To The Next Level

OK, so here is it!

A tutorial that I have been asked for many times over, and I completely understand why! Getting that pro sound can be tricky when you aren’t sure how to approach it!

Have you ever found yourself running into these issues before?… You start to open up your filter cut off to create a bigger sound, but then the lower notes in your leads start to distort?

You start layering your leads thinking that it’s making it fatter, and then get lost with the countless layers you have included? Are these even working?

You start to create layers for your lead, and after a while, it just turns into a big messy sound with no definition?

Above are just a small selection of issues that you can face when working with Trance Leads Layering, and one of the most common ones I see is adding layers that are not complimenting the lead in any way.

So, In this tutorial, I am going to be showing you how to create professional-sounding Trance Leads and how to fix many different issues you may face when you are trying to get professional, thick and full sounding Trance leads.

Whether you are trying to create leads in Ableton, Logic Pro, FL Studio, Cubase or any other DAW of your choice, this will help you achieve that!

For more in-depth information on what I cover in its extensive & in-depth tutorial, see below…

The video covers:

Going through every single layer in great detail.

How to overcome common layering issues (tips I have not seen done anywhere else before when layering leads)

Understanding the anatomy & different characteristics of a big Trance lead.

What to take note of when it comes to mixing your Trance Leads with your kick and bass later on.

Understanding why to not look at the layering process like “how many layers do I need”

Tips to help you save time and layer leads more effectively.

Understanding where to place your layers in the frequency ranges.

How different frequency bands can be complemented with different characteristics to the sound.

How to make your leads sound even bigger through the use of clever mid-side EQ & Reverb techniques.

Deciding what type of layers to add and why.

Sound Choice & Sound Design.

The shape, textures, processing, position and effects of each layer.

Each layer created in real-time so you can see the full process, including any issues that may arise.

Mixing, EQ, FX, Levelling & Stereo Positioning.

Testing different leads to see what works best and understanding why.

How to remove part of your lead sound that you may not like.

Stereo width of particular frequency bands.

How to keep your leads sounding thick and full.

Knowing when to use FX and when they can be hurting your sound.

A complete understanding of the thought process behind everything that I do and why.

What to listen out for when referencing your leads so that you don’t make wrong mixing decision.

Understanding what can happen at the mastering stage that can affect your leads.

+ Much more!

This course is very detailed and NOT a quick overview! 

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No more weak and thin leads!

Learn how to layer and EQ your leads for a full, wide and professional sound.

More power from your Trance Leads

Gain access to powerful techniques that help you gain a bigger sounding lead.

Train your ears.

Learn what to listen out for when it comes to creating your leads.

In-depth understanding

Get a deep understanding of not only how the elements are created, but also the thought process behind each parameter change.

In Real Time - Nothing Is Pre Planned

As per all other tutorials, nothing is pre-planned, so you get to see any issues that may come up and how to overcome them. This creates a much better learning experience rather than seeing pre-planned sounds fall straight in to place.

Transfer techniques to any DAW

All techniques are easily transferred to any DAW.

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!

I don’t use Ableton I use a different DAW. Can I still use this video?

Yes. Please don’t restrict yourself from the knowledge inside this tutorial due to having another DAW. All the techniques you will learn in these videos you can be implemented into your own DAW using your own unique DAWs plugins.

What software synths or plugins are used in this video?

  • Ableton Live Suite Stock Plugins.
  • Sylenth1

***Please note – You can use any synth/plugins or DAW of your choice to create a similar sound to the one done in this video. The techniques are described to you in such a way that you are able to implement the same techniques into your own work very easily.

Grab your copy now and start creating huge Trance leads! 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
paolo candelori
top explanation and design

I knew something about layering but with allan everything has become easier, he explains well every single step as a true professional even the design of the single tracks try to believe you just need to buy it

Jason Lo

Again another great Tutorial going into the finer details of Layering your leads


Im delighted I came across allan. Im just at the early stages of my trance producing learning journey and came across Allan whilst deciding on what daw to buy 3 or 4 months ago.
He gave me great advice and great communication. I love trance and want to learn to make my own tracks the right way which is why im sticking with Allan.
Allan is a world class gifted producer but hes also so good at teaching. I love his style and the way he breaks down everything so clearly and honestly and so down to earth.

Ive bought a few courses and soundbanks from Allan including this leads layering course and Im about to start his trance start to finish course which I bought a month or two ago but thought id do myself and the course justice and get the most out of the start to finish course by learning and getting to know my daw first (fl studio) and the general fundamentals before i start that course...
Im ready and cant wait to start that course.

Cheers mate for giving us trance lovers the wealth of your knowledge.

Off now to blast out Allans stunning when they are gone track.

Paul McDonald
Absolute Gold!

I was struggling with the width in my leads and had spent the best part of a week messing around with different sounds but it wasn’t what I was after. I invested in this tutorial for inspiration. It’s really helped and gives amazing insight into Sylenth and building up the different elements in the lead to create a bigger sound. Great work as usual Allan! 😀

Aaron Johnston
Fantastic stuff!

You can't go wrong with these tutorials. They give you so much detail and so much of the why and not just the how. Alan is superb and articulating his methods and showing you how its done. Really top notch stuff if you want to get the hang of learning how a trance track is built.

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