How to Produce Trance in Ableton 10 - EDM Tips

How to Produce Trance in Ableton 10


This in-depth tutorial will show you how to produce trance music using Ableton Live, but the techniques can be applied in ANY genre of electronic dance music, and in ANY DAW.

If you’ve ever wondered how to make trance music like Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, or Tiesto, in this trance tutorial I show you some techniques you can use in your own music.

We cover idea generation, trance chord progressions, sound design and mixing, and I’ll share with you some techniques I have only shared in my premium courses. How to produce progressive trance or uplifting trance uses much of the same fundamental techniques – just applied in different styles.

Personally, I love Anjunabeats and producers like Oliver Smith and Grum, but if you want to produce like Armin or any of the other big guys, you can apply the same techniques.

This covers how to make trance in Ableton, but – again – you could do this just as easily in FL Studio or Logic X.
We cover:

1. Idea generation and chord progressions 1:21
2. Creating a syncopated stab riff 8:00
3. Dealing with clipping and transients 14:20
4. Creating a pad sound from scratch 15:23
5. Creating a bass line 17:50
6. Mixing 22:10
7. Adding the melody riff 27:45

Mad props to Steve Duda over at Xfer Records for his boss plugins:

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Hope you enjoy!


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My name's Will Darling. I've been making and playing dance music for over 25 years, and share what I've learnt on EDM Tips. Get in touch on Facebook.

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