Sandstorm is a true dance-floor classic, and in this tutorial, Tim Cant recreates its iconic lead synth sound with Xfer Records’s Serum using the synth’s built-in processing to get a fat, analogue-style sound.

“Sandstorm” is a trance instrumental by Finnish DJ and record producer Darude. It was released as the lead single from his debut studio album Before the Storm. It was initially released in Finland on 26 October 1999 by 16 Inch Records and was later re-released in many other countries in 2000.

The track was uploaded to MP3.com where it gained global recognition. It has also gained recognition for its usage in sports and popularity in internet meme culture. On 1 March 2010, over ten years after its original release, “Sandstorm” was certified Gold in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of over 500,000 copies.

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