Do you put snares and hats on seperate tracks, or bounce them in to the drum track?

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  1. mr meh

    mr meh Well-Known Member

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    As above, just started using a drum sequencer called Beatcraft and dont know if it would be better to bounce the drums, hats and snares into one wave file, or keep them seperate?

    How do you guys on here do this?

    cheers
     
  2. kama

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    Re: Do you put snares and hats on seperate tracks, or bounce them in to the drum trac

    separate processing for me usually. sometimes after that route them to a buss with a compressor.
     
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    Re: Do you put snares and hats on seperate tracks, or bounce them in to the drum trac

    always seperate
     
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    Re: Do you put snares and hats on seperate tracks, or bounce them in to the drum trac

    seperate, inless you are making a break
     
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    Re: Do you put snares and hats on seperate tracks, or bounce them in to the drum trac

    you will probably want to EQ and maybe compress your snare, depending on what kind of dnb your making, so it needs it own bus or channel
     
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    Re: Do you put snares and hats on seperate tracks, or bounce them in to the drum trac

    I'll usually have my kicks, snares and hats all on seperate channels. EQ them as I see fit, any other FX and shit. Then I'll send them to a drum bus channel where I'll then compress them as a group
     
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    Re: Do you put snares and hats on seperate tracks, or bounce them in to the drum trac

    what these guys said - depends what you want to do with them.

    if i'm being lazy sometimes i would group the hats with the snares
    because they are both high frequency - but never kicks with snares.
     
  8. mr meh

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    Re: Do you put snares and hats on seperate tracks, or bounce them in to the drum trac

    ok thanks for the replies guys, i just got one more question;

    if i was layering a drum kick (or whatever), does each layer need its own track in the daw or can i bounce the layers into one wave file?

    cheers
     
  9. Alexi

    Alexi Drench Audio

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    Re: Do you put snares and hats on seperate tracks, or bounce them in to the drum trac

    it's up to you, but once you bounce it down, you won't be able to change the individual hits, which you may want to when the whole tune starts to take shape
     
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    richie_stix gomby plz

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    Re: Do you put snares and hats on seperate tracks, or bounce them in to the drum trac

    ding ding
     
  11. CH3SH

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    Re: Do you put snares and hats on seperate tracks, or bounce them in to the drum trac

    Personally id use seperate channels as itll give you.....
    TBH what everyone else has said lol
     
  12. ARTFX

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    Re: Do you put snares and hats on seperate tracks, or bounce them in to the drum trac

    As said already process them separately, then group them together in a drum bus with light compression.