Trance is such a different type of music, you must really understand the music and be able to feel the beats in your very own core before you can begin to create it. With this type of music you probably don’t want to crank it with your grandparents over as the beats are beyond fast at 130 to 180 BPM and would definitely set off their hearing aids. With the music speeding up drastically to a quick patter change to a complete slow patter on each track. Having a lot of repetitive beats in trance is what gets people hooked on the wild, sweaty, bouncing around to the flashing strobe lights trance. Now you have to find a beat that is super fast and can keep people dancing all night long with out becoming tedious after a while. Having a great melody to rely on is the key for the entire track. Keep to the best minor or major chords that will sound amazing when put together. If you are up for a great challenge then trance is it. You must be determined and ready for hours and hours of patience to create the perfect throbbing beat.
If you can install a loop-capable software this will make a huge difference in arranging your beats into a four-bar loop. Your keyboard will now become the percussion so careful choosing a sound effect to make your master piece. Best advice is listen to trance while trying to create it and hear how it flows together. Any piece can be great. As well as having it loved by all. Ask your self what effects did this composer use? Is there any high -hat rhythms? Is there a bass in the background? How are the effects added to compliment the music? Listen for the beat change right before the climatic moment and see how it moves you and was it very effective? Does the syncopation of the snare or the base move at all? By creating a separate sheet for this you can easily overwrite the existing measures.
Never forget to compose and record pieces of sound that your song calls for. Add in any instrumentation that complements your masterpiece and loop these additional sound pieces in four bars and repeat them indefinitely. Finally, to achieve your final product, mesh together your melody, sub-melody, and beat tracks together in your installed recording software. Close your eyes and let your mind unwind as you listen to your creation. If you’re gutsy enough, upload your music online and see what other people think. If you want to learn how to make trance music, you need to be open to criticism and apply them constructively. Nothing compares listening to a trance track you’ve gruelingly created.
Now get out there and start creating your own sound for the world to hear.