Re: anyone here make old skool trance?
Vengeance samples (Percussion, fx etc) , Nexus, Sylenth1, Lush-101 and Massive are my go to synths. There's a Temple One massive preset bank which has some good sounds on there.
Could be worth checking out. In terms of sounds I find older trance tracks don't have the same 'epic' farty supersaws that newer stuff has.
In terms of dead market, unfortunately there seems to only be a scene for a select few producers, no money in it!