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6 Lessons (17m)
    • 1. Introduction to Reverse Sound FX

    • 2. How to create Reverse Sounds

    • 3. Live Demo 1 - Reverse Hits

    • 4. Live Demo 2 - Reverse Notes

    • 5. Live Demo 3 - Reverse Chords

    • 6. Your Project


About This Class

Reversing Sounds. It sounds so easy, but yet, it is so incredible effective for transitions. Simply reversing a sound, and aligning it so it ends at the transition point.

However, not all sounds will work great. The best sounds are those that change in intensity over time. Mainly percussive sounds and hits. When you reverse, for example a cymbal crash, it will grow in intensity until it suddenly stops at the very moment you hit it.

You can shape the reverse sound effects with fades, volume automation, rhythmic effects, or any type of modulation.

Reverse sounds are great to use just before a transition point, and depending on how long the sustain is on the sound you reverse, you can get anything from very short, to very long reverse transition effect.

Reverse sounds are used for transitions in pretty much all types of music, except more conservative styles that rarely use effects at all. They are used often, because they work so incredibly well for what they are supposed to do. Which is to build energy and anticipation just before the transition point to a new section or main part. Then at that exact transition point they suddenly stop, often with a cymbal crash, power hit etc. to accent the beginning of the new section.

You will now learn from practical live examples and demonstrations: how to create your own reverse sound effects in various styles.