Audiotent Tip 319. FX processing on your mixdown.
There are multiple ways to create transitions between different parts of your track. The most common are adding a tom/snare fill, or muting some audio regions to create anticipation.
However, you could try affecting your entire mix to achieve an interesting transition.
For example, automate a high pass filter to reduce the low energy just before the next section kicks in. Adding extra reverb just on the transitioning part can work wonders too.
Don't limit yourself to automating one effect. Try these combos: filtering & delay, filtering & reverb, filtering & bit-crusher.
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