what are yall using to thicken your drums...

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  1. b-real 123

    b-real 123 New Member

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    I think that is one of the biggest mistake made.
    Boosting the eq can make the mix muddy
    The mix needs headroom
    Making eq cuts is often the answer
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  2. ~G.I~

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    tru...i rarely boost, boosting means you are adding noise.

    If i do boost its never more then 2 dB, and afterwards i turn down the master gain of my eq by the amount of boost i added
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  3. NonSenSE913

    NonSenSE913 Active Member

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    I flipped Rick Astley- Never gonna give you up into a beat...Thats a pretty wack sample to start with. Here goes a rough draft.

    zSHARE - Nonsense - Never Gonna Give you up 2.mp3
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  4. ~G.I~

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    i think he meant wack sample like "crappy kickdrum.wav"
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  5. Mr.BYTCH KILLA

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    Exactly.....I really got this feeling that its possible...



    May take work....but it can be done...






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  6. NonSenSE913

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    Yeah, I was pretty blazed when I posted it and misinterpreted the discussion lol.
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  7. Xabiton

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    feel free. but its utterly retarded to make ur job harder just for the sake of it
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  8. Mr.BYTCH KILLA

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    Thats your theory and opinion.....


    but on another note....Xabiton....I just started really diggin into Sonar 7....and I gotta say...it has some nice ass plugins....I plan to used some in FL8....


    I even like the multiband compressor on Sonar....but like i said I just started looking at my Sonar 7 tutorials.....


    But it's set up just like Reason and FL8 a lil bit....but moslty remind me of Cubase....



    I plan to use..



    Reason 4.0



    FL 8



    Sonar 7....I know Sonar 8 is out....but I'm staright with Sonar 7....I just cutt for them Plugins....


    It has a pretty nice sound to Sonar also....





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  9. Xabiton

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    Im glad u like it but it has nothing to do with the subject
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  10. Macmili

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    I don't thicken my drums really. I transpose the pitch on the kicks, snares/claps, hats, etc. when I lay down the original pattern to get the right sound, then compress the kicks and snares/claps, finish it up by maxing out their amplitudes to 0dB in the final mix. No layers for me, maybe I'm just a noob [dunno]
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  11. Eastwick908

    Eastwick908 $19.99 A BEAT

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    you can also try compressing your kicks
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  12. slvicick

    slvicick New Member

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    Parallel Compression
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  13. LiQuiD6

    LiQuiD6 Left hook Justice

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    lol...thats what i do for basslines....
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  14. HalfbreedDemon

    HalfbreedDemon Halfbreed

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    chyea compression makes a kick drum bounce.. but a good way to get your kicks and snares to sound more solid is definitely layering.. i'm sure thats been mentioned in this thread.. but if you take a deep sounding kick drum and make it hit at the same time as another kick, it'll give it a more full feeling...

    another example of trickery would be to take the same kick and layer it three times... making two of the kicks very quiet, then panning them out left and right... while one kick stands out without any panning... example:

    BassKick1.wav PAN: L 30 VOL: -2
    BassKick1.wav PAN: R 30 VOL: -2
    BassKick1.wav PAN: ++0 VOL: +7

    Feel me?
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  15. Mr.BYTCH KILLA

    Mr.BYTCH KILLA Hater Abolisher

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    Yea Thats True...but I just thought I'd let you Know since i done read that you use Sonar Pimp....


    Thats All...



    But back on that making your Kicks Bang in a Tracks.....there are endless concepts and approaches.....


    Just do what works for you....Period....






    BKster
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