Listen to 116: How Can I Make My Song More Exciting? A Music Production Journey through Sound Effects and Ear Candy ⬇️
One of the key techniques discussed in the episode is the use of ear candy in music production. Ear candy, also known as audio effects or sound effects, is added to a mix to make it more interesting and engaging. They are like the icing on a cake, providing that extra something that makes a song stand out from the rest. From using the ANA 2 plugin to create a compelling noise riser and pad, to the rhythmic world of tremolo, I share my love for these sound effects and demonstrate how they can add interest and depth to a mix.
Another intriguing topic discussed in the episode is the art of layering sound in a mix. Layering is a crucial part of music production that can significantly enhance the audio journey for the listener. It involves adding various sounds and effects on top of each other to create a rich, full sound. This technique can be used to create an interesting transition in a song or to add depth and complexity to the music. I explain how I used a high shelf filter and other effects to add layers to his mix, making it pop and stand out.
In the episode, I also share my tips and tricks for music production. I discuss the importance of being granular with changes and effects, highlighting how even minor adjustments can make a significant impact on the final mix. I encourage you to experiment with these techniques in your mixes, fostering creativity and innovation in your music production journey.
The episode concludes with an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how these techniques were applied in "Let You Go." It offers valuable insights into the process of producing a hit single, revealing the intricate details and hard work that goes into creating a successful song. I invite you to listen to the song and share your thoughts.
Overall, this podcast episode offers a comprehensive guide to the secrets of music production, uncovering the power of ear candy, sound effects, and innovative techniques. It is a must-listen for anyone interested in music production, offering valuable tips and insights that can help transform their music and take it to new heights.
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