Tutorial Full Length: 01:04:49
This is the fourth episode in a 12 part series of tutorial videos dedicated to Trance Music Production. This series will cover every aspect of music production (apart from Mastering) and will continually develop your skills when applied correctly. Episode 1 (Starting Template) is available here, Episode 2 (Structure) here and Episode 3 (Groove) here.
Episode 4 starts off where the previous episode ended. We have our basic “starting template” done, as well as an overall structure and arrangement sections in place, and we’ve created a groove with various percussive and drum elements. We now want to add atmosphere and ambience to our track, which is a critical aspect of trance music production. What should we use, when should the atmospheres play and how should they be placed in the mix ? How do we add depth and give a space to each sound ? In this episode, Adam Ellis starts with a basic template (kick, bass, crashes) and goes on to develop a multi-layered atmospheric section that makes the track instantly sound more professional and polished. You’ll also find out how the work done in Episodes 1 and 2 (essentially preparing all the channels and busses) will prove extremely useful for building the actual atmospheric layers.
Who is this tutorial for?
This tutorial is for artists who want to work faster and improve their sound at the same time. It’s aimed at Logic Pro X users, but the tricks you will learn can also be applied in other DAWs.
In this 64 minute long video, Adam will show you:
- Why atmospheres are an important part of creating a good trance vibe
- Using the bassline / kick as a basis to start adding atmospheres
- Making atmospheres work together
- Using Omnisphere & Kontakt for beautiful atmospheric sounds
- Being creative with audio samples
- Processing individual atmospheres (EQ, compression, delay)
- Processing the atmospheres with the means of a BUS (EQ, reverb, limiter)
- Matching atmospheres with the key of your track
- Fading atmospheres in / out with volume & filters
- Panning atmospheres uniquely to get a wider sound and cleaner mix
You can watch this video and prepare your own trance atmospheres based on Adam’s suggestions in Logic Pro X.
- The video tutorial (64 minutes long , 1080p quality, in english)
- The Logic Pro X session created by Adam Ellis in his tutorial
I’m using another DAW, not Logic Pro X. Can I still benefit from buying this tutorial?
Yes, you can still learn the concepts and techniques that Adam uses in his productions, and apply them in your own DAW.
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