Buildups

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  1. Krispy

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    Anyone have some tips for creating some good, high energy buildups that last over several bars? What types of sounds or effects are good for creating that "buildup" type sound? Im trying to lead up into a breakdown so I am just wondering what sort of synth/effect combinations some people use or any other tricks like that.
     
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    sweeps, white noise fade in, reversed hits that had a long decay, long synths that rise/drop in pitch, 4/4 kick rush, etc.

    For example take a little snip (0.2s) of a vocal shouting thing, do a crossfade loop on it with a long fade out, double that shit with a heavy reverb, then reverse it and set it to stop half a bar before the drop.

    Dont make it too powerful so you don't lose the energy of the drop.
     
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    That ^... you can basically do edits on what you already have laid out in the Sequencer to your hearts content to make any kind of buildup.

    Take the Main SD of your track and do Roll type edits, or do that with bits of your various Hat tracks, or with your KD, or with your Mid Range Bass Layers, hell... with anything.


    A Fill/Edit can be made up of anything... what it 'needs' to do is purely determined by what the Producer deems is necessary at that place in the piece.

    I.E. If you need a "drum roll", then by all means, make you a drum roll with some SDs... maybe you want a Lead to come out of nowhere and pull off some Gated action leading into the 1 of the BrkDwn...

    There's billions of ways to do it: you're simply going to have to be creative or find the right samples to manipulate to do your bidding.
     
  4. Alexi

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    I often resample the kick drum that hits on the first beat of the drop, then add a long reverb tail, about 4-5 seconds, then reverse it, and place so it actual hit is on the first beat of the drop, it gives a sort of inhaling sound and will rise to exactly the right frequency of your kick in the drop
     
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    Another solid trick.. can be done with any sound in the mix as well.
     
  6. Alexi

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    yeah, it's always a good idea to use sounds from the track as white noise riser samples often sound out of place within a tune, especially bass orientated tracks