In this tutorial I show you a better way to fade-in drums, but this also works for other sounds like basses. I use this all the time to create really natural and smooth sounding fade-ins and fade-outs by using a normal filter. I show this in Ableton Live 11, but this works in any DAW.
One simple trick
When you’re using a filter, instead of only automating the frequency do this:
- Automate the frequency (see image 1: Frequency automation)
- Automate the resonance (see image 2: Resonance automation)
This will create a clean filter sweeping effect because you are actually sweeping the frequencies by increasing the resonance, rather than just gradually introducing new frequencies.