Cleaning up the low end of a drum mix...

Discussion in 'Production' started by Phat_Sam, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. Phat_Sam

    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

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    OK... got everything sorted.. my percussion is sounding freakin nice, my shuffles and hats are all grooving and working together real nice.

    so why are my kick and snare sounding like a flabby baby hitting the floor?

    they sound dead and un punchy.

    driving me mad! I've compressed. surgically EQed them but they both sound shocking! :(

    help me someone. please.
     
  2. circle six

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    try a dif kick and snare
     
  3. djdevz

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    Lol yeah, circle's right...use a better/different sample
    I'm no pro at this but u could also find a couple kicks..one for the low end n one for the high.
    Send em to their own channel, compress n eq.
     
  4. Phat_Sam

    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

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    AAAH! Worked it out! it was the fucking mid range giving me the trouble!

    cleaned up the snare about 400hz and it sounds alright! :D
     
  5. Lasbike

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    Well i had the same problem (trying to EQ, compres), seems it was just my differents samples of snare who were bad :D
     
  6. paraplastic

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    If someone still care, i think "sidechaining" will do the problem below. Youtube it for tutorial.
     
  7. ironixx

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    Hi all :)
    Sometimes when my kick drum is good but it sounds bad (not enought powerfull etc) I layer it with nice 909 kick drum + I compress whole drum channel with treshold about -15/ ratio all the way up (its infinity i guess) + output about +3/ sometimes change release and attack but mostly not :) and as paraplastic say use sidechain :)!
    Hope this works for you too :)
     
  8. sam the dnb man

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    Muddiness will congregate around about 250-500HZ.