Bass Drum Interference

Discussion in 'Production' started by VaperKone, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. VaperKone

    VaperKone New Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I have a build up and when the bass drum starts kicking all the other instruments seems to get a bit quieter. What causes this and how can i fix the problem? Im using reason 5.
    Thanks in advance.

    VaperKone
     
  2. djdevz

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    EQin the kick might help... try a a small cut (a few db) at the midrange of the kick (round 500hz), with a Q factor of around 1.

    n make sure ur kick doesnt have too much reverb/tail on it, otherwise they roll over and muffle up ur freqs
     
  3. luciduk

    luciduk Active Member

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  4. DJPancake

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  5. msmith222

    msmith222 redbeard

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    based of a few important lessons i've learned recently, i think your issue is eq-related. if there are "extra" frequencies (may even be inaudible) in your kick that peak above the sounds that are becoming quieter, it could be what's causing them to become quieter in the first place. you will likely just need to cut all frequencies from your kick that you are not using. check this out:

    http://dnbforum.com/showthread.php?111910-The-epic-zip-of-saved-tips!

    in there is something called "eq tut" that opened my eyes to eqing quite a bit. your issue is specifically discussed. i want to just regurgitate it here, but i will f**k it up. so you should read it.
     
  6. jimjimjim

    jimjimjim oldskool

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    do you have the mclass mastering suite on the master out? just under the audio device?
    If you have that on default it will be limiting and compressing the whole output. so when a big noise (bass drum) hits - it will compress the whole output - making everything go quiter.
    get round this by instead of using the default use multband compression - so each frequecny band is compressed differently
     
  7. VaperKone

    VaperKone New Member

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    Cheers for quick replies, that production tips document really cleared things up
     
  8. RevTech

    RevTech Butthole=output transduce

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  9. ApeCat

    ApeCat Human Dubplate

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    So... In FL Studio, is the "Fruity Limiter" a single- or multi band compressor?
    I take it I'm gonna need a multi band compressor, but I'm sad to admit I have very little know-how, you know, compressor / limiter wise.
    I'm just a drummer, this is a whole new world to me!
     
  10. ARTFX

    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    It's not really a compressor, compressor and limiter are two different things.
    When you want to start using limiters I would look for a different limiter than the FL Limiter (don't like it that much compared to limiters like the one in Ozone 4).