Transitions and FX / Uplifters etc
Hi all, I wanted to ask what people here generally use in their NS2 compositions for things like: transitions / upsweeps /uplifters /one-off background effects.
I'm more of a 'notes/melodies/rhythm track' composer and I have been noticing that my things are often lacking in this department. I can imagine adding some cool transitions in my head but when I go through hundreds of Obsidian presets I never really find what I want, as those that are there (Uplifter etc) all seem a bit 'one-use' and not matching to my projects.
Do people make their own transition effects with Slate samples as a base, or do you play a single note with a synth patch and then automate a ton of filters and FX on it, (for example, a basic white noise synth and then play some notes and automate the hell out of it for a transition) or do you generally have a library of external samples that you import and stick wherever you want them? (for example I once used a very early PC music software that had a few samples of jet planes taking off which I could tweak and which worked in loads of situations )
I've seen a ton of tutorials that use audio samples from your own project, with added massive reverb and then that rendered to audio and reversed and lined up to the moment of transition but that seems like a lot of work in NS2 (being not so 'audio-file-based') and I wondered if there was a quicker/more flowing way.
I'm just curious about other people's workflow in this area.
Many thanks for any advice / ideas you may have, including any 'go-to' Obsidian and/or Slate presets you regularly use for transitions ( I'm all for keeping things 'in-house' :lol) (are there any jet-plane sounds
Cheers, I love this community