Maybe you have already watched the video in our previous post - if not just hop over for a sec. “Sus chords” are a VERY powerful tool derived from classical music, where they created “suspension” - meaning they were longing to be resolved. There are 2 types of “sus chords” - the sus4 and the sus2. What they have in common is the omission of the third, which usually indicates the gender and feel of a progression. By substituting them with either the 4 or the 2 we build sus chords. So instead of the third we play the 2 or 4 of a chord and create a very open feel, because the distinguishing note is left out. When to use? You can use this when you want to “link” to the next chord. Very often a “sus4 chord” is used as a 5 chord resolving in the 1 - but keeping tension high. In modern music, especially pop tracks, people are used to these chords, so you can use them freely, whenever they fit your composition. Chords from the example 1 Csus2 2 Fsus2 3 Amin7 4 Gsus4 When using this progression, you will notice, that it gives you big freedom for your melody, because you can build it with more notes. The sus notes are allowed and so is the omitted third. If you want to know more about writing chords, chord progressions and melodies, JOIN OUR FREE MINI COURSE NOW! You will find the link in the story! . #studiosetup#techno#ableton#abletonlive#tutorial#productionmusiclive#arrangement#housemusic #serum#nativeinstruments#producing #beats#sounddesign #studio#studiosession#abletonpush#pmltipoftheday #musicproduction#producingmusic #production#deephouse#mastering#mixing#rapper#songwriting#musician#beatmaker#artist#dj#education
Production Tip: TRANSIENT-SHAPING REVERB SENDS ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ An advanced reverb trick, particularly effective on drum reverb sends is increasing the attack, using a Transient Shaper. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ By doing this, you’ll successfully make the reverb MUCH more apparent, punchy, and ‘snappy’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This may not be the best option for all of your reverbs but, for drums, it sounds absolutely incredible. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So, try sending all your drums to a designated reverb. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Simply open up a Transient Shaper AFTER the reverb, and then increase the attack to taste. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you want a tighter or ‘sharper’ effect, it’s as easy as bringing the release DOWN. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When you do this, you’re increasing the overall impact of your reverb, but shortening the decay/release portion by means other than the reverb’s parameters themselves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This will give your reverb a unique, highly-desired effect that is sure to fit most situations and leave your listeners very pleased.