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Psychedelic trance or psytrance is a form of electronic music that evolved from Goa trance in the early 1990s when it first began hitting the mainstream.

The original Goa trance was often made with popular Modular synthesizers and hardware samplers, but the preference in Psychedelic trance has moved to sample manipulation and storage in VST and AU software sampler applications.

The use of analog synthesizers for sound synthesis has given way to digital “virtual analog” instruments like the Nord Lead, Access Virus, Korg MS-2000, Roland JP-8000 and computer VST and AU plugins like Native Instruments Reaktor. These are usually controlled by MIDI sequencers within Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) applications.

Psytrance saw wide success in the Tel Aviv dance scene, and moved on to nearby places.

The name psychedelic provides an umbrella term for the many divergent styles of psychedelic electronica, including: Goa; melodic; dark; progressive; progressive trance; suomi; psybreaks; sometimes even psybient; and “classic” psy. Some of these styles have very little similarity except that they are all a psychedelic variety of electronic music such that many in the scene believe the name “psytrance” is completely meaningless. Most people who have been with the music and the surrounding scene for years, simply refer to the breed of electronica as “psychedelic”.

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  • phipisychodelic

    ..K PADRe..yhEA ..BNoS viDe0OS..

    9 Jan 2010 Reply
  • gristled

    I love psychedelic art noise, 70s punk, post-punk, dark ambient dub, downbeat, but am trying to find psy trance that I can get into that doesn't have the brutal dance beat. Is there such a thing or is then just ambient? Can someone point me in the right direction?

    15 Aug 2008 Reply
  • asphixiated

    feel the tripppppp.......people !!

    19 Dec 2007 Reply