- Aug 3, 2009
anyone know of any nice ones?
Tal-Tube or Voxengo Boogex
wavearts tube saturator
SPL transient designer
coupled with (free)
Audiodamage Rough Rider
but most of all layering. to me, layering kicks is the easiest way to achieve the sound i want.
^^^ never had that "phasing" problem lol. like NEVER. if its not hearable, its not there.
i've heard a lot of big names specify to not layer kicks, as i can create unwanted phasing?
I'm pretty sure you can only get phasing when layering the exact same sound (which is a very bad idea for that exact reason ). If you use totally different sounds then you shouldn't get any phasing. I always layer 3 kicks with no problems (I do tend to have one kick high passed at 60hz, and the other two high passed at 80hz, just so the 60hz one can thump in its own space). I can see that using one kick might give you a more defined sound if that kick is really good, but I really like the sound I'm getting right now .
Edit: I notice that my phasing point may have been raised already... so sorry for the repeat
if you layer the exact same sound, invert the other copy and you wont get phasing. but you its pretty pointless unless youve edited it anyway, like just kept the attack and eq'd out the bass in which case it shouldnt phase. but if it does, invert.
when layering the layers would have different qualities, one is snappy, one is deep, one is reverby and crunchy, etc.
most of the time i will have made these kick layers myself with my gear and plugs and shit.
you can EQ all you want but you cant change the character of a sound lets say from synthetic to acoustic just with EQ.
your source sample would have to just right to begin with if youre only gonna eq it and be done with it.
it sounds like a complicated process but its fun and pretty easy when you got a good idea of what you want and
a good selection of sounds to mess around with.