Saturday, November 27, 2010

Fun with percussion...

One of the best ways to give a lift to chorus sections is by bringing in some percussion elements. How u apply them is where u can get creative. Had three elements to work with on a song: conga, tambourine, and claps. So for first chorus brought in conga panned left half way through the chorus. For second chorus brought the conga in right @ the chorus start and brought in tambs panned hard right at the halfway point. For the last chorus brought conga and tambs in right away and added some claps panned center. So now the percussion is covering the entire stereo spread and providing a build with variation as the song progresses. Did one more trick to raise the interest level a bit more but will have 2 save that 4 another day.