Use fil­ters as a sub­tle tool for ar­range­ment

Future Music - - FEATURE -

A fil­ter is one of the most use­ful tools for shap­ing a track’s pro­gres­sion over time. Ob­vi­ous low-pass fil­ter move­ment over drums, chords or other el­e­ments will cre­ate Daft Punk-style ‘night­club toi­let’ un­der­wa­ter sweeps and builds, of course, but fil­ters can struc­ture in much more sub­tle ways. A very gen­tle low-pass fil­ter over your drum group (at, say, 10-15kHz) dur­ing an in­tro can pro­vide sub­scon­scious con­trast against the drop, when it’s re­moved. Or, gen­tly carve away the low­est sub fre­quen­cies (40-60Hz) of your en­tire track dur­ing a break­down, then slam the bass back in when ev­ery­thing kicks back in.

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