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Psychedelic trance, often referred to as psytrance, is a form of trance music that developed from goa trance in the early 1990s. Trance generally has a fast tempo, in the range 140 to 150 beats per minute (bpm). The emphasis in Psychedelic is placed strongly on purely synthesized timbres in terms of programming and lead melodies. 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, for instance Native Instruments Kontakt. The use of analog synthesizers for sound synthesis has given way to digital "virtual analogue" 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 host commercial sequencer applications such as Logic and Cubase. Completely software-based algorithms and studios are also increasingly popular in commercial sequencer applications and other self-contained modular applications e.g. Propellerheads Reason and Fruity Loops.

Psytrance is most popular in the UK, Israel, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Australia, Brazil, South Africa, Serbia and Montenegro, Netherlands, and Goa. The genre is not as well known outside its "scene" as anthem or progressive trance is.
some of the most popular psytrance artists ever:

Infected Mushroom, Astral Projection, GMS, Hallucinogen, and California Sunshine

reccomended: Nystagmus - The Immaculate Perception, Talpa - The Art of Being Non, Penta - Funraiser, Midi Miliz - Nonstandards,Fatali - Faith
by Andrew H aka Tempest December 30, 2005

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