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3. Repeating build-up FX with free plugins
1 Delay effects can turn sounds into intensifying builds. Load the WAVs “DnB…” onto audio tracks in a 174BPM project. Turn the Stab track down to -15dB and put PSP cmDelay on it. As a start, set Delay Time to 600ms; Ping-Pong to Left for bouncing stereo echoes; high Filter to 1k8 and Feedback ( FB) to 100. 2 Because cmDelay is a tape-style delay, twiddling the Delay Time parameter will give us some screwed-up pitch- and time-warping effects. Automate it to go from 600ms to its minimum over the course of the build, then snap it back down to 150ms just as the drop hits. 3 Now automate the high Filter ( LPF Cutoff) to increase through the entire build. Automate FeedBack so it rises from 100 to 150 over the first four bars, then ramps down to 0 over the first four bars of the drop. To clear out the delay buffer for the start of the build, set Feedback to zero for the bar beforehand. 4 To spice up the effect, add a CM Verb, Togu Audio Line’s TAL-Chorus-LX with 25% Dry/Wet, and D16 Frontier with Threshold at 0dB and Soft Clip Off. Get creative with your Delay Time automation curve to create mental glitches and scratch-like FX – change Glide to Fast for a more precise response.