Make your breakdowns hit harder w/ this trick!

No breakdowns? Not music!

In this tutorial, Joel Wanasek shows how a little automation adds dynamics, energy and punch to one of the key parts of many metal mixes: the breakdown!

He uses Cubase’s volume and EQ automation features to make the first hit of each phrase within the breakdown hit a little harder, but the same idea will work in any DAW (just look up “automation” in the help files).

If you’re looking for that special sauce that will take your breakdowns from good to DESTRUCTIVE, this should do the trick 🙂

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