Best Trance Production?
January 28, 2010 at 9:03 am #21803
Ok guys I need a list of some great trance production. I’m thinking about writing a paper on Trance music for my electronic music class so I need a list of trance tracks that has the best production around. If the paper topic is a go, I plan on picking these tracks apart and analyzing them. I’ve already started on John O’Callaghan feat. Lo-Fi Sugar- Never Fade Away
(Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix). I’m only a minute through the song just listening for the instrumental elements. I would like to analyze the rhythms, melody, timbres, and production techniques used in these songs. This would also help us all learn how to make better tracks by being able to emulate the artists styles.January 28, 2010 at 1:17 pm #32711
you want producers names or track names?January 28, 2010 at 4:06 pm #32712
track namesJanuary 28, 2010 at 5:18 pm #32713
Lost tribe – Game Master(signum edit)
Bedrock – Heaven Scent
Paul Van Dyk – Like an Angel
Matt Darey – Binary Finary
Ferry Corsten – Exhale
Armin Van Buuren – Sound of goodbye (perpetuous dreamer remix)January 28, 2010 at 5:59 pm #32714
Wow Shelb, you think maybe he meant current? Your going back to the mid 90′s on some of those.
Best trance song ever is Lost Tribe – Gamemaster though!!!!January 28, 2010 at 6:28 pm #32715
“Bling Bling”—Sander Van Doorn
“The Space We Are”—john O’callaghan
“O”—DJ Scot project
Please be aware I haven’t really listened to any trance since like 2006-2007. If you were looking for Prog House or Breaks, i could set ya up.January 28, 2010 at 6:29 pm #32716
im jsut tellin ya the best trance tracks ever… there have been no equals since…January 28, 2010 at 6:38 pm #32717
Ya current would be the best. Thanks guys.January 29, 2010 at 1:15 am #32718
Matthew J BentleyKeymaster
You may laugh at me for this one, but honestly…
Umbrella Beach – Owl City.
He has everything down… Wind Noises, good kick drum, amazing vocals, sweet chorus. Idk, Owl City is indeed different, but this song is straight up Trance, and it’s amazing.
If you want something else to look at, then look at:
Faces – Ashley Wallbridge and Andy Moor.
Seriously… SO MUCH went into that track. You can just tell if you make Trance.January 29, 2010 at 2:17 am #32719
I just copied and pasted some of my fav’s from my collection. Further you go down the list, older the track gets.
Oceanblue (Haris C Remix) – Jason van Wyk & Vast Vision
Lost (Aly & Fila Remix) – Sunlounger Feat. Zara
All The way (ft Aruna) (Paul Miller Remix) – Ronski Speed
Sirens Of The Sea (Above & Beyond Club Mix) – Oceanlab
Stars (Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix) – Andy Hunter
Waiting Here For You – The Thrillseekers feat. Aruna
Lift – Sean Tyas
Magnitude – Johan Gielen
Junk (Flashover Remix) – Ferry Corsten
Tamarindo – DJ Light
Speed Of Light (Geoffrey Whiteman Remix) – Bas & Ram
Deep Calls To Deep – Waves Of Living Water
Airwave – Rank 1
Satellite – (Above & Beyond Progressive Mix) – Oceanlab
Turn It Around (Sandler Vocal Remix) – 4 Strings
Diving (Cosmic Gate Dub Mix) – 4 Strings
Diving (Hiver & Hammer’s Different Gear Remix) – 4 Strings
Inner Workings – Silexz
As the Rush Comes (AVB Universal Religion Remix) – Motorcycle
Love Comes Again – BT & Tiesto
It’s Time – Ferry Corsten
Let The Light Shine In – Darren Tate Vs Jono Grant
Somnambulist (Sander Kleinenberg’s Convertible Mix) – BT
The Sound Of Goodbye (AVB Rising Star Mix) – Perpetuous Dreamer
Can’t Live A Day (DJ Tiesto Mix) – Avalon
Silence (DJ Tiesto’s In Search of Sunrise Remix)
Dreaming – BT
Mercury (Arizona Remix) – John O’Calaghan
Shivers (Rising Star Mix) – Armin van Buuren
My take on good trance is that it has good melodies driving it. It can also be like D&B and let the kick, bassline drive it with good backup strings/pads/melodies like in the track “Waiting Here For You.”
Good structure is good kick/perc combo that uses solid kick and nice snare sounds. The melodic part having good pads or strings that are not overpowering and supportive. Then good lead with good supporting harmonies or motifs that develop the song further from beginning to end.
Perc – Kick is 4/4, good snares, hi hats
Bassline – easiest is just play the bass on the off beat from the kick. Step up is two notes on the off beat and beyond that basslines are melodic, not interfere with the kick, sometimes in a every other beat fashion with other perplexities. All depends on what you want.
Melodies – can be simple, can be complex. Depends on what key
Layering is key for a rich sound. Good use of reverb and delay are usually used but never overpowering. Other modulation effects as well.
Just depends on the style written where these factors change.January 29, 2010 at 9:02 am #32703
Does anyone have a suggestion for a good album, preferably one that can be downloaded from amazon, that is great quality and clean and morally appropriate?January 29, 2010 at 9:13 am #32704
Just wondering is John O’Callaghan’s stuff usually clean?January 29, 2010 at 1:02 pm #32705
Matthew J BentleyKeymaster
Immediately buy “A State of Trance 2008″ or “A State of Trance 2009.”
They are both incredible and will suit your project well.January 29, 2010 at 2:43 pm #32706
Here are some newer tracks you can look at.
George Acosta feat Tiff Lacey – I Know (Original Mix) (Dennis Shephard Mix is good too)
Mike Shiver & Aruna – Everywhere You Are (I like the Timo Juuti Mix)
John O’Callaghan – Striker (Ummet Ozcan Mix)
Dash Berlin – Never Cry Again (Dash Berlin 4 Am Remix)
Arctic Moon – Afterworld (Dimension Remix)
Roger Shah Signum – Healesville Sanctuary (Roger Shah Mix)
Otherwise popular artists who are releasing good music now are Sean Tyas (supposedly a christian) Chicane, Comic Gate, John O Callaghan, Armin, also good vocalists to check out are Aruna, JES, Sarah Howells (does a lot with John O)January 29, 2010 at 3:56 pm #32707
Chicane, Comic Gate, John O Callaghan, Armin,
oohh… yeah! Love me some COMIC gate! They’re hilarious in concert!
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