I've been trying to get really good sounding drums the last days before I move on to the other sounds. I'm trying to make something like THIS or THIS , not really exactly like them but at least more dark dnb style. I find it really hard to make a good snare, after hours of layering it mostly tuns out that I've only made the sound worse... I've been trying to blend up to 3 snares together but now I'm back at one. Here I only use one snare from the VEC2 sample pack, I've pitched, EQed and compressed it but it still doesn't really feel as punchy as I want it to be. I want it to be really clean too but most VEC snares have got pretty noisy and long tails :/ Now to the kick: I've listened too much on these drums so some sounds just slip by my ears. Just when i exported this short loop I noticed that my kick really isn't clean. It has some small claplike sound on it, which I'm afraid will be to obvious in the mix... Also I'm not sure that its powerful enough. A bad thing with me is that I sometimes love my sounds and sometimes hate them, this makes me stay at this drum processing stage forever without even starting with the song. One day I'm totally happy with my drums and I think that tomorrow I'll start making the song. Then the next day I think it sounds like shit and start changing the sounds all over again... Often when I feel finished I go listen to some tunes and I realise, "Oh, maybe I should make my snare like that instead" and the same thing happens... So therefore I post this thread here, I hope you guys can get me on the right track, give any tips about EQing and compressing that might make my drums sound better. I'm afraid I wont feel good and continue until these drums sound as perfect as possible :/ Thanks in advance!