These days, “transitions”—risers, falls and sweeps, have veritably replaced drum fills in electronic and dance-based pop music. Until now, creating these transitions from scratch was usually a time-consuming process, as a knowledge of synth programming was pretty much mandatory. AIR Instruments’ the Riser is a unique plug-in that enables any songwriter/producer who isn’t a synth wiz the means to generate all types of transitions on the fly.
Nestled in the 12 banks of presets, you’ll find just about all types of tonal and atonal rises, falls, swells, whooshes, and more. The best part is that they sync up to your DAW’s BPM, really speeding up your workflow. Best of all, the Riser isn’t just for EDM—sound designers, film trailer composers and inventive pop producers will also find this collection inspiring and time-saving.
Street price: $79.99