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Song Structure of Psy Trance

Song Structure of Psy Trance

In this article I will address some ideas regarding to song structures. Make note, most of the song files I am posting are made with Reason 9. The biggest issue in regards to Psy Trance to write something 'logic' about it is the song structure. Basically the main problem here is ... there is really no 'logic there'.

2016-11-17
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The sounds of Psy Trance using Reason part 7

The sounds of Psy Trance using Reason part 7

In this article I will write down some basic guide lines regarding the realm of mixing, mastering and things you could keep in mind to do while making a track. Make note, these are basic guide lines and are not "rules" written down in stone. And with guide lines, sometimes we can always bend the rules to take it towards a direction which we like.

2016-11-14
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The sounds of Psy Trance using Reason part 6

The sounds of Psy Trance using Reason part 6

While in a genre like Psy Trance a pad sound is all about "evolving" and "moving" sounds. Which kind of seems to become a trend as a topic through out this complete series. As it comes to movement there are 2 native synths in Reason which are quite good at this: The Malstrom Grain Table synthesizer or Thor. When it comes to Rack Extensions then I could recommend some instruments like Predator or Vecto. As another alternative would be Antidote. While I find antidote a bit limited from that angle when I compare it with the other two I just mentioned.

2016-11-06
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The sounds of Psy Trance using Reason part 5

The sounds of Psy Trance using Reason part 5

In this 5th installment of the series about Psy Trance I will mainly be writing things down regarding drum tracks and what kind of elements make the genre tick. While in part 1 I mainly touched the Kick element, there are some parts I didn't really mention. So I will just get to it.

2016-11-06
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The sounds of Psy Trance using Reason part 4

The sounds of Psy Trance using Reason part 4


2016-11-06
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The sounds of Psy Trance using Reason part 3

The sounds of Psy Trance using Reason part 3

In the realm of Psy Trance effects play a large role in the genre itself. I could even say that effects could be set in to three major categories:
- instrumental effects
- sound effects
- percussion effects

In this article I will mainly touch the instrumental effects first before moving on to the other two. Since there is lots to write about regarding this topic. 

2016-11-05
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The sounds of Psy Trance using Reason part 2

The sounds of Psy Trance using Reason part 2

In the previous installment of this series about Psy Trance in Reason I mainly touched the elements regarding setting up a Bass line or the drum track. While Psy Trance or (Goa Trance for others) is usually all about the repeating bass lines, there are some elements which may important for setting up leads and effects. In this article I will mainly focus on the leads. Since the effects may turn in to an essay article by itself.

2016-11-01
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The sounds of Psy Trance using Reason

The sounds of Psy Trance using Reason


2016-10-30
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Goa Trance Basic Elements

Goa Trance Basic Elements

Welcome back to another Reason Tutorial. In this Reason 6.5 tutorial I will cover most of the basic elements you will need to get started with in the realm of Goa Trance (also known as psychedelic trance or PsyTrance). The examples I am giving are made in Reason 6.5 and are included in the following zip package: Download Goa Elements Reason 6.5 If you are using older versions of Reason you can still follow along, however most of the elements given in the example files have to be build up manually ...

2016-10-12
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Setting up a goa trance bassline in Reason

Setting up a goa trance bassline in Reason

Welcome back to another reason tutorial. In this tutorial we'll be perfoming a few GOA like trance tracks. And personally I am in favor of the old school Astral Projection, so in this case most of the stuff I will be typing about is that specific style. Case and point would be, GOA trance has different angles, and one thing I would want to get of my chest before getting started: this is one type of angle. The typical BassDrum The goa like bassdrum is very 'weird' compared to other genres.

2016-10-12
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