Here's a question for you all.........
What techniques do you guys use to get ya beats to smack in the mix? i.e. sound more "flat" and less "natural"
(the best (and most extreme) example are Dillinja's beats, they sound hard as fuck but with no real natural ring or tone.)
At the moment i do it like this...........(i am talking all beats btw to clarify, loops and single hit tracks)
1) Subtractive EQ on the beats to remove all frequencies but the frequencies you want to hear.
2) I whack Steinberg Da Tube and/or Quadrafuzz to give it some edge and punch
3) I compress at a ratio of about 2:1, threshold taking no more than -6db and attack between 0.20 and 0.70 (on the Waves C1 Comp)
I will sometimes add a bitcrusher with its mix on under 50% and sometimes a bit of reverb (not regularly).
Then i will group all the similar frequency stuff together an compress together (i.e hi hats and cymbals together, snares an shuffles together and kicks and low beats like Timpani together)
Oh yeah all this is in mono as well.
Any additional shit i can add to this process? How do you guys do it?