Ableton Live – Trance Transitions & Automation [Audio Sample]
⬤ Wondering which way to go with your automation parameters for a specific result?
⬤ Do your transitions not suit the style of track you are making?
⬤ Going too far with your automation and losing energy along the way?
⬤ Struggling to build enough tension in your builds for an impactful drop?
⬤ Not sure what to automate to keep the track interesting?
⬤ Want to know how to create seamless transitions using automation?
⬤ Do your build ups end in an anti-climax?
Welcome to the next episode in the Ableton live series!
In this tutorial ill be going over the transitions and the automation parameters that I use to create seamless and impactful transitions. I’ll be going over every transition in detail and explaining the reasons behind everything I am doing and the reasons why. (the most important part!)
I’ll be showing you the different parameters that you can automate to build and create tension as well as talking to you about common mistakes that can happen when automating element in certain ways.
I’ll also be introducing a snare roll to transitions and talking you through the processing and thoughts behind the sound choices to help you get better sounding snares rolls that fit your track.
During the video ill also be going over clever (and easy to implement) little techniques that you can use to push out even more power in your drops.
⬤ Going through every transition in a great amount of detail until they are seamless.
⬤ Using automation to create big builds & impacts.
⬤ Understanding how the elements before and after your transition can make a difference to your transition.
⬤ Clever automation tips & tricks that give your drops more impact.
⬤ The direction in which way you can automate for a desired effect (building/winding down)
⬤ Understanding which elements can take away from the impact of your kick.
⬤ How energy can be lost in accordance with the length of the transitions and how much you automate a parameter.
⬤ What parameters you can automate to create more tension.
⬤ Deciding what to automate in relation to the elements of that section and what is coming up next.
⬤ Creating snare rolls & kick rolls along with the automation used to help create tension.
⬤ Automating various elements in your tracks such as Acids to help transition between sections.
⬤ Which elements you can use in your track to create even more tension.
⬤ Sound selection and processing for snare rolls.
⬤ EQ, FX & levelling.
⬤ Creating fills & other transition techniques.
⬤ Deciding which elements work in what build and how to decide if something is needed or not for a cohesive sound.
⬤ A deep understanding of the thought process behind each change I make.
+ 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.
Yes, all the videos are done in sections so that you can implement the section concentrated on in to your own tracks.
***Please note – Plugins such as Sylenth1 & Spire are used in this series but they are NOT needed to learn from this tutorial. I simply use them to automate parameters that you can find on any of your own synths. Simply use the synths/plugins that you have in your own tracks to create the same desired effect.
More excellent tips in this video. I've bought all 8 of these Ableton build a track tutorials now. Definitely worth having them even for using in the future for that heads up you'll need when stuck in a rut.
I learnd more from this video then hundreds of hours of YouTube videos. I learnd specialy automating my tracks and sounds better. I highly recomend Allans videos.
Another amazing in-depth tutorial that really covers a lot of things you can do in your tracks in terms of transitions and keep your track developing and interesting to the listener. Thank you so much. All these tutorials are helping me feeling a lot more confident in my studio sessions!
The way Allan explains every single detail is really helpful and easy to understand, I liked that he shares lots of tricks and tips that will make your production improve so much and finally get that professional quality. Been following the Ableton series and I bet you won't find any other Trance tutorials like this ones! Cheers Allan!
After wasting a lot of money on tutorials from various websites, I came across AM Studios website by chance. I was hesitant in spending money again on tutorials but I decided to give this a one last try. If anyone who has trouble with song composition, arrangement and structure then you should definitely get his tutorials. The best thing is he presents the problems while making a track and then shows how to overcome those problems. You're NOT going to learn anything much about Ableton but that's not the point. The techniques are simple to use in any DAW. Thanks Allan