random drum loop volume automation


I have a drum loop as a audio file which is a bit boring. I want to randomize the volume of each hit to make it more alive and increase the dynamics. So far I go through each bar and did it by hand which is time consuming. Is there a plugin or automated approach available for such procedure?


Welcome to the forums. IMHO, the easiest way to do this is to automate the volume. Set your snap points to the duration you want to lock the level changes to, if that works for the part.

You could cut the clip up and use clip gain for each segment and then just copy those, and, using further volume automation might provide some interesting level changes to the overall part.

Good luck working it out.

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