Making a song more dynamic

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by walknbluez, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. I've searched and searched but can't find the thread someone posted about the 8 or 10 things you can do to a song to make it more dynamic, such as changing octaves, tempos, etc. It should be a sticky. I'm trying to take some of my band's tunes and make them....well, better.
  2. j.a.e.r.i.p


    Apr 8, 2007
    i think that the best way to make a song more dynamic, and definitely the easiest, is to at one point slow down and let up a bit, and let the song sort of catch up to itself, and when you get the crowd's attention by changing it up, go back to the higher energy you were at before, my band does this with curtis mayfield's "Move on up" and we at one point have just horns playing with snare on one and three, and when we go back to the groove the crowd goes nuts.
  3. musicelectronix


    Jul 8, 2007
    Hüstın, TX
    Lead Designer, Zeibek Boutique Pedals
    Multi-channel compressor, limiter and enhancer.

    Compression to drums, especially to kick and snare.

    Parametric EQ to all channels and final EQ to limit freq. overlaps of the instruments

    Less bass to overall mix, more low mid

    Don't afraid of treble :)
  4. onlyclave


    Oct 28, 2005
    Turn your volume down to start with. Then when you do play loud it really sticks out.