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The best buildups I can think of are by Infected Mushroom. They use many of the techniques described in Edits & Efffects to create tension before a beat busts in and you just HAVE to dance. Buildups will combine many of the following tricks all in one go for full effect.

Listen to this example from infected mushroom’s sailing in the sea of mushroom. Notice all the different components used in this segment to create tension. They used a very long reverse hit, they introduced new, different layers each bar or so. They also automated the cutoff filter of the lead gated synth. Then when the buildup reached its peak, everything was silenced as a drumloop kicked in and another shorter reverse cymbal played. Then it reintroduces the full ensemble of layers for that full intensity effect.

2 Responses to “Buildups”

  1. ZaQ says:

    infected mushroom is very basic psytrance overall. There are far more intense producers in that genre. Check out painkiller, crazy ducks, ocelot…many many more

  2. mercury fall says:

    Infected Mushroom are masters at creating this “I HAVE TO DANCE” feeling during breaks! Great to see them referenced here, together with Shpongle and more.Clearly this site is designed by someone who knows great music ;) Thanks a million for all the cool advices!! Very helpful !! :-) Love & Light

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