- December 13, 2017 at 1:03 pm #29029
What are your go-to techniques to achieve a climax in a track?
Do you use rhythm, melody, changes in instrumentation, mix automation, risers etc or a combination of all of them?
Let’s share composers tips and tricks to realize the best emotional and exciting crescendo.December 15, 2017 at 3:03 pm #29051
Yes. All of the above.
But I only use risers in electronic or trailer=esque music. Otherwise there are many longstanding musical traditions of how to do exactly that – get the music louder and/or more intense.
Automate some elements down and others up
Add in another element / instrument
Move the voicings up as you culminate the crescendo
Or just play the dam instrument louder.
and on and on…..
Whatever works works.February 1, 2018 at 8:08 pm #29431
Bass drop (808 that keeps dropping and dropping like a trailer)
Dissonance! Without resolving. This is my favorite.