Tips & Tricks - Bouncing Midi To Audio and Reversing It

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We're always looking for new ways to spice up our compositions either with new fx plugins or samples. Today we talk about something that is super easy to do and all DAW's have the ability to do it... and it's FREE! Which is the best part right?


So in today's blog we're talking about bouncing midi to audio and reversing it. We included a few different examples of this using our Emotional Piano, Apocalypse Percussion Elements and Elysium Harp.



Reverse Engineering Your Instruments

You can do this with any audio you wish whether its vocals, percussion or sound effects. First we started with something melodic like a piano. Programming in a few ideas like chords and arpeggios that tend to have a more melodic sound even when reversed.


Make sure your DAW is setup for this

Every DAW is different so make sure your settings are enabled to do this. In Logic Pro X you might need to turn on advanced audio editing to get more control over manipulating audio. Some DAW's are already setup and its just a matter of processing the audio to reverse it.


Bouncing Midi To Audio

If you are using virtual instruments you cannot just reverse the sounds because you first have to bounce the midi to audio. This is usually very simple and once you've done this we are ready to reverse the audio clip!


Create Your Own Stingers and Risers

Not only is this great for more melodic instruments it is also super useful for creating your own risers and stingers. In the video below we show you how you can reverse multiple drum sounds using Apocalypse Percussion Elements and then stack them together to create some interesting risers. You can further make this sound even cooler by adding reverb and other effects to sound design it even more.



This is a very useful technique that will up your productions even more and its super easy to do. Try this out on your next track when you feel like you need to spice things up!



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