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Allan Morrow (UK) is a name which has become synonymous with the worldwide Trance community, this talented DJ & producer from the United Kingdom has spent years perfecting his production talents and in turn his music has received support from various high profile DJ’s such as Armin Van Buuren, Simon Patterson & Aly & Fila amongst many more.


Allan first got immersed in Electronic Dance music by a visit to the clubbing capital of the world Ibiza; a trip to the legendary Amnesia for Cream followed and really opened his eyes to the immense power of Electronic music. Mesmerised by the Turntable trickery of Deck wizard Eddie Halliwell, this was a turning point for Allan and as soon as he returned to the UK he purchased his first set of Turntables, and began to hone his musical ear by perfecting the art of DJing.


Not content with playing the music he loved to spin, it wasn’t long before Allan decided to set up his own home Studio and became involved in Music Production. Allan has invested several years mastering his sound and this has proven to be a valuable asset making Allan an Artist that produces 100% of his own material, without the need of Engineers or Ghost-writers, something that not many recent producers can claim today. This has lead to his productions being on credible labels such as Armada, Blackhole Recordings, Damaged Records, Kearnage Recordings, Mental Asylum Records, Tytanium Recordings, Discover & Many more!.


Allan cites Paul Van Dyk, Simon Patterson, Giuseppe Ottaviani & Will Atkinson as his main influences when it comes to Production, so it comes as no surprise that Allan’s sound is rooted firmly in the more energetic side of the Trance Spectrum. His productions are always aimed straight at the global Dance-floors with club shaking Kick drums, Cone rattling bass lines & a touch of acid thrown in for good measure, his signature sound is always complimented by strong melodies, full-fire Synths & Clever FX which has earned Allan many plaudits from both clubbers, DJ’s & Producers around the world.



With a discography that most producers can only dream of, the future is looking promising for Allan, one of the Nu-Breed Trance producers really making an impact on the modern day Electronic music scene.

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Allan Morrow (UK) is a name which has become synonymous with the worldwide Trance community, this talented DJ & producer from the United Kingdom has spent years perfecting his production talents and in turn his music has received support from various high profile DJ’s such as Armin Van Buuren, Simon Patterson & Aly & Fila amongst many more.


Allan first got immersed in Electronic Dance music by a visit to the clubbing capital of the world Ibiza; a trip to the legendary Amnesia for Cream followed and really opened his eyes to the immense power of Electronic music. Mesmerised by the Turntable trickery of Deck wizard Eddie Halliwell, this was a turning point for Allan and as soon as he returned to the UK he purchased his first set of Turntables, and began to hone his musical ear by perfecting the art of DJing.


Not content with playing the music he loved to spin, it wasn’t long before Allan decided to set up his own home Studio and became involved in Music Production. Allan has invested several years mastering his sound and this has proven to be a valuable asset making Allan an Artist that produces 100% of his own material, without the need of Engineers or Ghost-writers, something that not many recent producers can claim today. This has lead to his productions being on credible labels such as Armada, Blackhole Recordings, Damaged Records, Kearnage Recordings, Mental Asylum Records, Tytanium Recordings, Discover & Many more!.


Allan cites Paul Van Dyk, Simon Patterson, Giuseppe Ottaviani & Will Atkinson as his main influences when it comes to Production, so it comes as no surprise that Allan’s sound is rooted firmly in the more energetic side of the Trance Spectrum. His productions are always aimed straight at the global Dance-floors with club shaking Kick drums, Cone rattling bass lines & a touch of acid thrown in for good measure, his signature sound is always complimented by strong melodies, full-fire Synths & Clever FX which has earned Allan many plaudits from both clubbers, DJ’s & Producers around the world.



With a discography that most producers can only dream of, the future is looking promising for Allan, one of the Nu-Breed Trance producers really making an impact on the modern day Electronic music scene.

    28 x Sylenth1 Trance Plucks V2 - allanmorrowstudios.com [Sample]

    28 x Sylenth1 Trance Plucks V2 - allanmorrowstudios.com [Sample]

    Grab your copy here - https://allanmorrowstudios.com/trance-music/28-x-trance-plucks-vol-2-sylenth1-presets/

    Welcome to the Sylenth1 Trance Plucks v2!

    After the success of the first Trance pluck bank, I have decided to work hard on creating a brand new bank with even more Trance plucks to help your productions.

    Quality over quantity is the goal with all things AM Studios, and as always, having a bank dedicated to the one type of sound is great for workflow.

    Keeping your focus on the sound you are trying to create without switching banks every 5-10 presets is always good for those “ooh, there is a nice bass”, and before you know it, you are working on another project and forgot what you were meant to be making, A PLUCK!

    The soundbank consists of plucks for all of your Trance production occasions, such as high delicate plucks, big thick plucks, plucks with lots of movement and everything in between!

    The plucks can also be used in any style of Trance from Uplifting, Tech, Progressive & Psy etc.

    I hope this bank can be one of your go-to soundbanks when you now think of Trance plucks!

    • 3 min
    Ableton Trance Mixdown Tutorial + FREE MIXDOWN GUIDES [Sample] allanmorrowstudios.com

    Ableton Trance Mixdown Tutorial + FREE MIXDOWN GUIDES [Sample] allanmorrowstudios.com

    Check out the Full 5 hour 40-minute tutorial and the full list of what is covered here ▶ https://allanmorrowstudios.com/trance-music/ableton-live-trance-mixdown-009-free-guides/

    Learn to Mixdown your tracks…
    The goal of this tutorial was to bring you the most in-depth Trance Mixdown that the internet has to offer and for you to feel confident when it comes to mixing down your own tracks!

    Unlike the other tutorials that are not pre-planned, I wanted to make sure that nothing was missed during this tutorial, so I have included a free mixdown list/guide of areas that I cover in each of my mixdowns.

    No stone is unturned in this 10 Part Video Tutorial as I go over each section of the track in a great amount of detail. Hence the 5 hours 40 mins of content!

    Take a look here to see everything that is covered ▶ https://allanmorrowstudios.com/trance-music/ableton-live-trance-mixdown-009-free-guides/

    • 6 min
    30 x Punchy Trance Kicks [Audio Sample]

    30 x Punchy Trance Kicks [Audio Sample]

    Grab your copy here ▶ https://allanmorrowstudios.com/trance-music/trance-kicks-30-x-punchy-kick-samples/

    Tired of looking through huge sample packs to find punchy Trance Kicks?

    My goal with this pack was to create a smaller selection of some of the best Trance Kicks that I could for you, and to really go down the route of quality over quantity.

    I myself have gone through endless amounts of sample packs only to find a handful of punchy sounding kicks that I can use in my tracks and the rest I barely use. It can be very frustrating, and a bit of an inspiration kill when going through so many samples!

    So I have spent countless hours creating these kicks and fine-tuning them to get them as snappy, hard-hitting and as powerful as possible to create an all killer no filler sample pack for you all.

    These are the type of Kicks that I use daily, with some Kicks also taken from some of my biggest releases so go grab your copy now, and let your kicks punch through!

    About the 30 x Trance Kicks...

    44.1khz 24Bit
    Kicks Labelled By Key
    WAV Files - 3.5MB
    Royalty-Free
    Made To Punch Through Your Mix
    Use In All Styles Of Trance Music
    Use In Any DAW

    Grab your copy here ▶ https://allanmorrowstudios.com/trance-music/trance-kicks-30-x-punchy-kick-samples/


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    • 54 sec
    Layering Trance Leads Tutorial [Preview]

    Layering Trance Leads Tutorial [Preview]

    Struggle with Layering your Trance Leads?

    Check out this in-depth tutorial where I go over each layer in a great amount of detail here ▶ https://allanmorrowstudios.com/trance-music/trance-leads-layering-tutorial/

    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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    • 27 sec
    AM Studios - Trance Transitions & Automation Tutorial [Sample] allanmorrowstudios.com

    AM Studios - Trance Transitions & Automation Tutorial [Sample] allanmorrowstudios.com

    Download the tutorial here ▶ https://allanmorrowstudios.com/trance-music/trance-transitions-automation-ableton-live/

    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!

    Download the tutorial here ▶ https://allanmorrowstudios.com/trance-music/trance-transitions-automation-ableton-live/

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    • 6 min
    Trance Pads - Sound Design Tutorial [Sample]

    Trance Pads - Sound Design Tutorial [Sample]

    Download the tutorial here ▶ https://allanmorrowstudios.com/trance-music/trance-sound-design-tutorial-trance-pads-sylenth1/

    Welcome to the second Sylenth1 Sound Design Tutorial.

    In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to create your own Trance Pads sounds from scratch. I’ll be going over in a great amount of detail the different types of Trance Pads such as Sub Pads, Phased Pads, Saw Pads, Top/Texture Pads, Gated Pads & Multi-Layer Pads.

    If you have ever felt like you want to stop using presets because you want full control of the outcome, then this tutorial will equip you with the tools to produce some epic pads for your tracks.

    I’ll be taking you through the step by step methods that I use to create Trance Pads sounds and explaining to you in-depth what each parameter such as the ADSR, Filters, Oscillators, Mod Envelopes, LFO’s, MISC & Effects are doing, so that you understand how the sound is being built, but more importantly why I’m doing what I am doing.

    Quit tweaking your pads and not knowing what it’s doing! Learn where to tweak for the right results!

    ⬤ How to create Trance Sub Pads, Phased Pads, Saw Pads, Top/Texture Pads, Gated Pads & Multi-Layer Pads.
    ⬤ How to layer pads with different Oscillators.
    ⬤ A deep understanding of why each parameter is changed.
    ⬤ What waveforms to use for particular sounds.
    ⬤ Understanding the ADSR and shape of the sounds for pads.
    ⬤ What effects to use to create a desired sound.
    ⬤ How to use mod envelopes for more creative pads.
    ⬤ How to mix your Oscillators to get more dynamic Trance pads.
    ⬤ How to set up Sylenth for gated pads.
    ⬤ How to use LFO’s & Misc to create more movement.
    ⬤ Positioning the pad layers in the stereo field.
    ⬤ How to use filters A & B with your pads.
    ⬤ How to make textured and atmospheric Trance pads through LFO’s.
    ⬤ How to mix your different pad layers together.
    ⬤ As well as looking at using Detune, Effects, Stereo Positioning, Mixing, EQ, Mod Envelopes & More.

    + much more!

    Download the tutorial here ▶ https://allanmorrowstudios.com/trance-music/trance-sound-design-tutorial-trance-pads-sylenth1/

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    • 1 min

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