Making Drops sound fatter!

Discussion in 'New Talent & Track Reviews' started by Hey!Zeus, May 8, 2012.

  1. Hey!Zeus

    Hey!Zeus Member

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    Anyone have any useful ideas to make drops sound more punchier and bigger ?

    There is nothing worse than have a huge build up and the drop is disappointing.

    Some things I have tried that seem to work

    1. Volume automation
    2. Adding subbass [Obvious]
    3. Punchy Kick and Snare

    Anything else..
    Really struggling to get the drops sounding good
     
  2. Altodnb.

    Altodnb. AltoDnB

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    First make sure that your bass isnt sounding muddy, i find that really takes a lot of the impact out. using 2 or 3 different risers that fill the top half of the spectrum is also a good technique. Having drum rolls. a 1 or half a bar cut just before the drop is good for the impact. High pass filtering in the build up.

    Thats all i can think of for now
     
  3. spyre

    spyre sample all the things

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    Some kind of sample/rising fx that fades out into silence before the drop
     
  4. jimjimjim

    jimjimjim oldskool

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    some tips i picked up from various videos on production:
    1. make intro 5-10% quieter than drop - get a bigger boom
    2. Weird one this - if you are doing a fill before a drop - make that fill 2 or 3 bpm slower. Subtle difference but apparently makes you gagging for the drop (not tried this tbh). Or you can make the drop/main riff a few (not many <4 ) BPM faster than the rest of the track - aparently give more energy.
    3. Try a tiny bit of silence just before the drop.
    4 reverse cymbals /risers/ snare kik rolls etc

    yeah not tried number 2.
     
  5. greenflydnb

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    Drum roll, white noise, silent bit just before drop, cymbal crash.