Purposely adding an echo effect to your songs
Hi all: I started adapting a song I heard on Pandora to MuseScore. It has a pronounced echo effect, which evidently was created by the composer using an echo feature in a synth. Two notes are played loud, then two more pairs of notes sound immediately, getting softer until fade out. Since an echo is simply a sound repeated a few times with decreasing volume, I realized I could simulate a very nice echo effect in the music by simply entering all the notes, but using volume dynamics and a decrescendo line to fade the repeat notes just as an echo would. It worked like a charm. I also turned Reverb on in the MuseScore synth to give the effect even more oomph. It really works.
Here is a short four measure clip showing how to create an echo effect using dynamics marks:
Let me know if you need any help. Enjoy