There is a special way to make a new section of your song come in with a bang. It is not by adding more tracks. It is by muting certain tracks and clips the measure preceding the new part of the song. In Ableton, you could start cutting clips and deactivate them by pushing “0”.
I like to stop the drums a measure before the new part. I usually end up keeping the kick drum on beat one of the preceding measure. I will try taking back the pads and the guitars and see how it sounds. Sometimes a solo bass sliding up creates a lot of tension and is cool when all the other instruments are muted. It depends on the style of music you are making. In EDM, it might be best just to have a Solo vocal in the empty measure, or solo fill, or rise. Play around with muting tracks to see what sounds best for your song.
Sometimes it sounds better to bring back instruments just a half measure or a ¼ beat before the new part. It depends on the song. If you play around with it, try muting clips for a measure, half measure, or a beat. Then what ever you add before the drop or chorus will really stand out, whether it is a fill or solo vocal or instrument. Also, since that measure is so empty, the new part of your song will come in with a bang.
I hope this helps you. Leave a comment about how you like to add a new transitions.
Here are some more of my recent Ableton posts below:
- Ableton – Get Ideas Down Fast With CaptureAt first, I didn’t think I would use the “capture” function much in Ableton. But after using it a few times, I swear by it. It is so much easier to get ideas down fast, without having to push record or set a tempo. Capture does just that. It allows you to play without recording and automatically remember all the notes you play. In this video, I am going to show you the ins and outs of capturing MIDI. This way you can use it like a pro and get more musical ideas down faster.
- 7 Ableton Utility Tips – Volume Automation, Bass Mono, WidthThe Ableton Utility is such a charming little device. I’m am going to show you 7 different ways that I use the Ableton Utility to improve my mixes and workflow.
- Ableton – Create Impact by Removing Clips Before a TransitionThere is a special way to make a new section of your song come in with a bang. It is not by adding more tracks. It is by muting certain tracks and clips the measure preceding the new part of the song.
- Ableton Tip – How to search samples fast using collectionsLearn how to search samples fast without having to open folders after the search in the Ableton browser. Depending on where you got the sample from, even after the search, you still must open folders to get to it. This can be time consuming. I found one way to get to samples faster is to add them to an Ableton collection.