Skyypilot- Composition-Production of “Unforgotten”- (Part 6)
In Part 6, we’ll cover:
- Drum/percussion submix
- Setting up Drum/percussion Aux send/return; Plugin for Return effect
- Mixing Drum/percussion submix and Effects Levels
- Adding Drum fills
- Additional Orchestration, Playback
Since we last met, I made a submix of the drum and percussion tracks in Waveform 9 so I can control their overall volume. Therefore, I’m adding two additional tracks first, by selecting the last percussion track (track 9), and hitting “T” twice. Next, I change the track destinations by first selecting track 1, then while pressing Shift+Control, pick track 9. This selects tracks 1-9 at once. At the bottom of the screen under Track Properties, choose Track destination from the default (1-2) to the newly-made track 10. This will combine outputs from tracks 1-9 to track 10.
Setting up Drum/percussion Aux send/return; Plugin for Return effect
Now, we want to add some overall depth, so for the most control, we’ll use the other added track (track 11) for the Aux send/return chain. First, add an aux (auxiliary)/send before the volume fader on the Drum/percussion track by dragging a Waveform 9 plugin there, and picking aux/send. Next, place an Aux/return plugin before the volume fader on the effect channel (track 11). Finally, choose an effect . I’ve got Waves H-Delay (Hybrid delay) with a slap back insert placed after the aux/return in the channel 11 chain.
Mixing Drum/percussion Submix & Effects Levels
Well, now we want to get the overall Drum/percussion levels adjusted going into the submix. Then, adjust the amount of slapback effect we want in the effect channel 11.
Adding Drum Fills
From there, I went back through the Drum Loops and broke them up with fills. Make sure you make copies of midi track 1 and move them to track 2 where you have the Drum Core 4 kit. Doubling midi kits is a favorite trick. Let’s hear what we’ve got so far…
Additional Orchestration, Playback
I ‘ve orchestrated (bare-bones, mind you) the next section, so let’s return to Finale 25.5 and check it out. See you on Part 7!
Watch my YouTube companion video on: The Composition and Production of “Unforgotten” (Part 6).
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