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LMMS: A Complete Guide to Dance Music Production Beginner's Guide by David Earl

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Chapter 9. Gluing the Arrangement Together

Now that we've started putting together the bones of our arrangement, we need to smooth out the transitions between the various sections. Transitions are not just used to help smooth out the movement from one section to the next. We will be using transitions to build excitement and augment our arrangement.

In this chapter we will:

  • Create transitions using dropouts
  • Create transitions using filter sweeps
  • Create transitions using reverb effects
  • Blend parts using volume automation

The art of the transition

Transitions are primarily used in dance music to merge two sections together, build tension within a section, or provide subtle changes to a monotonous sound. In the previous chapter, we listened to Swedish House ...

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