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Reversing cymbals is a great way to add a riser, which can help bring a bit of build and anticipation to key parts of your musical production. In this video I show you how to employ it and specifically how to do it in Logic Pro X. Although I’m doing it in Logic the principle is the same no matter what your DAW you use.

Reversing cymbals is a subtle weapon in the music production arsenal but highly effective if you use it before a transition e.g. from a song verse to a song chorus. You can also do it with pretty much any sound which has a good attack and plenty of sustain. You can find another little technique for bigger choruses in the article music production tip: Drop the Bass