Hi People, I am new to AJ so please forgive my ignorance, but I have noticed on a lot of tracks uploaded (especially corporate) they have a “Reverse Transition” type intro is this created in the DAW or are there sample packs? When I say created in the DAW I presume you would record the first note convert it to a wave file and reverse it but this is just a guess. Any help would be appreciated thanks.
Yes it’s done exactly as you understand and the reversed audio chords continue below the main piano chords. Here is a tutorial:
I just want to add that in Reaper (with some custom script added) it can be done with litteraly one button.
When I do it, nothing more easy… I just “render” (I mean: export to wav) the chord I want to reverse… then… I reverse it… and adjust it to taste!
But usually it is not the first chord that I reverse, it would rather be the last of my progression, usually the dominant (Vth) as it is naturally attracted to the tonic. It is somehow “aspirated”
Thanks, I have just tried it with the 1st chord and it sounds ok, but I will try it your way, see how that sounds.
Well I am realizing the IVth is also very nice, and as a matter of fact this is the one I used in my last “corporate” track (not released yet).
But you could also use the first chord… it really depends on the song itself.
The thing is to make things blend nicely, so I usually end up slightly cutting the end of my reverse chord, so you don’t hear the initial piano attack so loud.
It is really fun to do… but the effect is overused, I know…
I always add a reverse crash along with it, it really helps things to blend.