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Accentuation

Posted on | June 29, 2007 | No Comments

accentuation.pngHere’s another technique that I used in the track just to be finished. There’s a common base line shared with other synths, but it’s not always used across the tracks. Instead, it’s accentuated, sometimes in the fourth bar of four bars, or more often, or more seldom.

It’s a nice technique to provide more emphasis on the endings of bars, or provide a difference across the tracks, instead of a monotonic fat sound across everything.

With MIDI tracks this is easy, cut out the part you want to have accentuated, and place it into another MIDI track and key in another synth. But you could also do this with audio tracks, chop and place the same audio part in another track, and then place effects that changes the sound. I would use for example CamelPhat to make it pleasantly distorted, or use something strong that changes the sound. You could even use reverbs and delays, but it muddles the next part, so the accentuated effect might not be as profound as with no delay and so on.

This is another example how classical composers used forte fortissimo here and there, not everywhere…

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