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Glue Drum Sounds Together With EQ and Compression

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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]

Superior Sounds with Gate Side-Chaining

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Why can’t I get complex sounds like I hear on my favorite electronic records? I ask myself this all the time, and then I remember that it’s all about coloring your painting. In this tutorial I’ll discuss a layering technique that involves using a gate and some side-chaining action. [Read more]

Use Good Ingredients

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In this tutorial I demonstrate how to build a massive sound by starting with one drum loop. The important thing to keep in mind is that your original drum loop should be of great quality and feel. Then everything else will sound good. [Read more]

The Art of Layering

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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]