Tight And Punchy Drums
i wanna know whut some of you guys do to get nice tight and punchy drum kicks. i tried running mine through the board and tweeking it, but it isnt quite there yet. Does compression make all the difference? i havent got one yet, but i suspect thats whut it is. ( im gettin one sooooon )
i'll keep experimenting anyway, but in the meantime, any advice would be " good lookin out "
right, digital is more true because its transparent....you dont have to sample with an sp just for punchy drums..
its really all about eq and compression settings..and good mixing...and the drum sample itself
It never fails to shock me when I see how little some of you know. Yet you seem to bullshit better than most anyone else Ive talked to. Guitar center should hire you all.
Trust me kid. You play bass? If you do then you'd know. I'm assuming you don't. You record a live gig on digital and then on analogue and tell me which makes you feel more like your thier!
Analogue recording is less true to the sound, it adds to it/changes it. digital is a transparent medium and so is more "true"
but that doesnt make it better
thanks for sharing that secret Lo-fi. I know not too many headz part with them....lol
Im just lookin for sound quality advice, not production style advice, ya know. I think some heads get it twisted and think your out to copy their "style".
Good Lookin out 'Lo
3. trim the drum sample
I shouldn't do this.. But I will.
Heres the secret tips to thick/punchy drums.
12-bit processing (makes them thick/warm/distorted) Gives them that nice punchy/tinny 1965 Ligwood 4 peice drum set sound.
Machines of choice to achieve this, SP-1200.
Next you need some compression. And the most commonly used, a time stretched 808 drum kick behind your drum loop. This will give it that boom your looking for.
Lastly, Analogue recording. Analogue recording is a much warmer signal then digital and tends to stay more true to the sound then digital. It keeps your drums thick/gritty and gives them that tapeish punch. DIGITAL CAN NOT COMPARE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE. Digital punch and Analogue punch are two totally different things. I tend to think analogue sounds more warm and natural. Because of tube technology.
The main ingredients to this are these:
SP-1200 (12 bit processing/sampling)
*note MPC 60 with velocity set low works as well
Analogue recording (Reel-to-Reel, 2/4/8 Track recording) Analogue mixing boards.
Hope that helps some,