Hello everybody, i'm looking for some tips & tricks on those kinda things: - on quite every D&B track there is an effect given to the drums often before the drop, which cut all the bass frequencies, then progressively put it back. I tried to do it. What i did: In Cubase, i created a group track, then i lead all my drums tracks to the group one. On this group i put the Cubase multiband compressor and used the frequency bands part. I wrote the automation. It's not too bad but there is like some strange crakeling noise when the automation is running and it doesn't sound really "pro". I must admit that i don't have a good EQ plugin and that must be a big part of the problem. So can you give me an advice on this method and maybe what's yours, or what use this or this professional producer? -EQuing drums. EQuing instruments. What i understood from producing and mixing aiming at a pro result is that you must attribute a definite space to every instrument and every part of the drum kit. For example, i read a lot of time that the kick should be boosted from that frequencies to that one and the other frequencies on it should be cut down, same for the snare on other frequencies, same for the hi hats etc... Every drum element should have it's own frequency space in order not to walk on the other drum element frequencies. In that way every drum element must be clear and cuting nicely through the mix. I read too that it can be possible to use the pan to re-arrange the space of every instrument/drum part. now i'm working on that for some days (i know it's more a question of year...but...) and i don't really hear an improvement. In my last track, i tried to boost every single part of my drum kit on his own register and cut all other frequencies on it and even doing that i have an interference between my kick and my hi hat when they hit together.... i really don't understand. The only way i found to deal with it was to lower the hi hat volume... but i need it loud.... Same deal about the bass and the kick for example, it's often hard to use a hard kick and a hard bass together, the frequencies are disturbing each other. But when you listen to a Noisia or quite every drum and bass track, the kick is huge and the bass is enormous and everything is ok, the track is saturated on the bass register but there is no problem... no crakeling no breathe, nothing wrong...Where is the magical trick??? Something to say about that? some video tutorials about EQing drums or about mixing a track? -Widen! Quite often, the difference between a casual and a pro track is the "widening" of the sound. I mean a kind of big bad stereo effect, the sound isn't too centralised, it runs everywhere around you. It surrounds you. For that, first i try to work hard on the quality of every single sound i use on my track, sometimes i use some effects like reverb, distortion,phazer or chorus. Then i try to dispatch it a bit with the pan thing. Don't sound too bad but i still feel pretty amateur. Is there something you could tell me about this too? Thanks all!