Splice Tips: Creating a Buildup in EDM with Ableton Live

Buildups are a cornerstone of EDM arrangements and are essential for creating anticipation in a mix. Constructing an effective buildup section will raise hands and heart rates until your audience is practically begging for you to let the beat drop.

In this video, Christopher Petti examines the construction of an EDM buildup and offers concrete examples and methods for creating all of the essential components. Learn how to create anticipation and excitement within your arrangement using drums, effects, pitch risers, and more – Sign up for Splice to download the full Ableton Live project below and to follow along with the video to gain a better understanding of how these techniques can work in your own projects.