We parametrise elements in the full Hecke algebra in a way such that the parametrisation represents a generic automorphic form. By convolving, we then arrive at pre-trace formulas which are modular in three variables. From here, various identities for higher moments may be derived. We give applications to the sup-norm and fourth-norm of holomorphic Hecke eigenforms as well as Hecke-Maass forms on and furthermore outline future work on higher moments of periods and quantum variance. This is joint work with Ilya Khayutin.