Daily Archives: August 27, 2010

Sweet Audio tut: Arrangement Tips and Tricks: Fills and Transitions

Even the best track can be let down by bad arrangement. Let things slide in this area and you’re in danger of losing your listeners’ interest. Often getting things right in this area is down to lots of small touches. It really is all in the detail.

One area that is hugely important is creating interesting transitions and using varying fills when introducing new elements. These small sections of your track can become some of the most time consuming, but don’t underestimate how important they are. Let’s take a look at a few real world examples.

Step 1: The Basic Drop

For the purpose of this tutorial I have mocked up a small dummy arrangement showing the transition between a few different sections of a hypothetical track. The track is very simple and has only been constructed to demonstrate the techniques included, so please no comments on how good or bad it sounds. I’m aware it’s not going to win any awards! Continue reading

Audiopad – Another Interactive Music Controller

As I see more and more of these things, and I see the way in which people gravitate towards them, it makes me realize more and more that the way in which we make music has legitimately been changed forever. Maybe controllers like this are still rare novelties, and maybe they’re a little confusing, or still have some bugs..but think about 20 years from now. They say you need to put in over 10,000 hours at anything to become a master. People haven’t even had close to that with these kinds of devices..imagine when that changes..think about dj’s and turntables. This thing is really cool!

Audiopad Website

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