Reposted from @productionmusiclive (@get_regrann) - Today we want to show you a quick little trick that can increase the impact of your drop and also create some more tension to keep your listener interested.
We have shown you weeks ago how you can build your own fade to gray effect, but today we are going to use the one knob effects from Ableton.
The most important thing is to insert an extra bar to let the effect fade into - best case right before your drop. You can do that with the shortcut ‘CMD+I’ - you can decide how long your break should be. This is also very helpful when you need to insert an extra part and don’t want to drag the whole ‘tail’ of upcoming parts.
1 insert extra bar
2 load fade to gray effect to master channel
3 automate knob
4 release on drop
With this easy technique you can quick fix your break part or build up part, if you did not manage to create enough tension to be released into the drop. This relation of tension and release is probably the most important concept you need to care about when arranging your tracks
If you need help with arranging your ideas into full tracks you can check our Arrangement Course - link in story!
We wish you a great Sunday and some great ideas!
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