Texture tracks are repetitive sounds that can be effected to fill space. They’re there if you need them, and easily removed from the mix if you don’t.
Processing these texture tracks can take them from sounding ordinary to sounding exceptional. Modulation can change the sound and bring extra movement to the track. Delay can create interesting patterns and depth. Reverb can create a real sense of space and distance. When you put them all together, you can change a simple texture track into an ear pleasing sound.
In this video, Anthony Santo shows us how to lift a mix with a texture track and some processing know-how.