Kick Drum Synthesis - Hardcore Drum & Bass

Discussion in 'Production' started by adreno, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. adreno

    adreno New Member

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    Hi,

    First post here, been reading a lot on these forums and all over the internet tbh to find out more about composing your own kick drum.
    Been messing around with Hydra, just got logic pro x yesterday and been checking out ultrabeat.

    The reason why i post here is because there is little to no information or help on creating your own kick drum.
    Got the best results from hydra but i get confused since i don't know when to distort and eq with what particular distortion vst.

    My prime example is the crossbreed alias of Bratkilla (Contrage)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztFmRR3WLGg 2:55
    Maybe if someone could help me analyze this kick drum? Is it a short 808 kick with a massive reese layered on it?

    So my question is how i can get my own kick drums sounding like that (which is the best vst/plugin for kick drums like that, maybe throw in some distortion vst's you'd think would suit best for hardcore drum & bass.

    Let me know if i'm not clear enough, any help is welcome & thanks in advance
     
  2. IV4

    IV4 Currently a newt.

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    The kick is more than likely a sample. It does not sound like there is much to it. Just a little distortion. That fuzz sound on top sounds like noise osc with a bunch of distortion side chain under the kick.
     
  3. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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