Are you a trance producer looking to find your dream sound?
I'll help you polish your productions with the same techniques that got my music signed to labels. These include Perfecto, Hooj Choons, Lost Language. With support from DJs like Paul Oakenfold, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Solarstone and more.
- The majority of producers never get signed or heard. Learn how production services can help give you an edge.
- If you have a solid musical idea you can still get a polished final result.
- The truth is even established artists utilize engineers to finish their tracks.
Getting Trance to Sound Great
Although trance has changed from year to year some constants have always remained. Namely, synths are one of the defining elements of trance. A good mix and master will ensure they they are clean with lots of depth, both front and back and side to side.
Next is the drums which make up the all important driving groove. Usually trance drums are there to carry the synths and not take up too much space. Again, they need to be clean and cut through the mix while not interfering with the presence of the synths.
Underneath the synths and above the kick you’ll usually find a couple of bass layers that gel together to form a tight anchor to the groove.
Finally, large spacious atmospheres and effects help fill out the mix and add impact and emotion at key points in the song. Trance mixing doesn’t afford one too much leeway for mistakes, so it’s vital to not only balance the individual elements together correctly but to tighten the overall master so it’s well balanced and sounds clean when pumped up loud.
In order to achieve all of the above a selection of both outboard EQs, compressors, effects is used along with the very best digital plugins such as UAD.
You can send your song as a stereo premaster. All major formats available.
You can send your song as a stereo premaster or up to 8 stems (kick, bass, percussion, synths, vocals, fx, etc...)
If your mix needs more attention I can perform a full mixdown. This gives greater control over all of the elements in your song to help obtain balance and clarity. After you are happy with the mix I will proceed to the mastering stage. Turnaround is normally about a week.
Maybe your song needs more than just mixing and mastering? Many times producers might have a good idea but then get stuck crossing the finish line. I can add in fx, transitions, automation or other elements to complete your track according to your vision. Once done then a mix and master will be done so it's ready for release.
If you'd prefer to speak over the phone about your project you can schedule a call to go over any questions and requirements.
Trance Mixing & Mastering Examples
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A more thorough look at some of the equipment and processes used can be found here on the main EDM mastering page.
The History Of Trance
Trance has a long and illustrious history that dates back to the early 90s with labels such as EYE-Q and Bonzai leading the way.
Trance reached its peak in the early 2000s with DJs such as Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, and Paul Oakenfold hitting the top spots of the DJ Mag best DJ poll each year.
Some of the biggest early tracks include M.I.K.E. Push’s huge anthem ‘Universal Nation’, Aurora Borealis with ‘The Milky Way’, and Armin’s classic ‘Blue Fear’, and this is just scratching the surface.
With the emergence of minimal and other genres taking the spotlight, Trance went back underground where it has morphed into various sub-genres including Trance 2.0, Uplifting Trance, 138 Trance, and a resurgence of classical vibes know simply as Pure Trance.
There are many other classifications too, such as deep, tech, and pys (which is one of the godfather genres of trance made popular in Goa).
Currently some of the most well known trance labels would be Anjunabeats, Armada, and Black Hole Recordings.
While Trance might not be center stage in the charts with today's commercial sector, it still enjoys a faithful following that support both old and new producers from all ends of the musical spectrum.