asked Feb 12 '16 at 09:49 by jamesmcseattle (87)


So I'm just not finding what I'm looking for, so I'll describe it best I can.

I'd like to know how to create a certain effect that I've heard over and over in electronic music. Basically, it is when a sound get gradually "muffled" and then restored again gradually until it is clear.

I understand I can use an EQ in the automation land to somewhat accomplish then, but I want it to be a gradual effect, not just on and off.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

Still learning, as I ever will be.


Automation is the word, it is not only used for on and off. Again, it's a matter of curves, as you previously asked for volume fade.

A user asked for something similar here,

Is that answering your question?


answered Feb 12 '16 at 10:07 by pakunoda (966)

Your referring to using a highpass/lowpass filter both are used in edm lowpass creates the closing of a sound or muffle as you described it and a highpass will make the sounds very thin, you can do this with Eq, or you can use a filter cutoff. Draw the automation or play the automation live using a free midi control knob.


answered Apr 27 '16 at 07:55 by LFO (50)

edited Apr 27 '16 at 07:59

This vid is for logic but the concepts are the same in any daw

  — (Apr 27 '16 at 08:05) LFO

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