10. Bring the beat back!
Reintroduce rhythm to smoothly transition from a breakdown to the drop…
1 Leading into the drop doesn’t have to get too technical – sometimes, all that’s necessary is for the beat to be reinstated, to get the rhythm locked in once again. Load in 3-Drums.wav and 3-Track.wav into two audio channels. Combined, these make up a breakdown section leading into a drop.
2 On the drum channel, highlight bars 17-19 and copy them, then paste this drum part to bar 15. We’ve now placed the drums over the last two bars of the breakdown, but we need to remove some of their power. Now load an Auto Filter onto the drum track.
3 Change the mode to High Pass and set the Freq to 250Hz. We only want to filter during the breakdown, so right-click on the device activator button, then select show automation. Automate the filter to turn on for bars 15-17 and turn off when the track drops for maximum impact!