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Glue Drum Sounds Together With EQ and Compression

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to blend Samples and Acoustic Drums. Using EQ to carve out unnecessary frequencies and making room for different elements of your drum parts is one technique. The other is by simply using side-chained compression, which responds to both Kick and Snare- arguably 2 of the most important elements in drum beats. [Read more]

Parallel New York Compression

This one is subtle, in fact you should probably wear headphones and pay close attention. But hey, subtlety is what separates pro mixes from the amateur ones. Layers of subtle moves, like an expert Chess master, will lead you to success. So in this tutorial I’ll demonstrate the benefits of using parallel compression. [Read more]

The Art of Layering

In this tutorial I’ll be simplifying the art of layering by using sine waves tuned to the music. This allows us to strengthen and thicken our sounds in the cleanest way possible. By clean I mean that later on you will not have to EQ as much as you might have to if you simply layer with a bunch of different samples. Check out the video and see for yourself! [Read more]