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reverb on the kick drum

Subject sums up the question... Reverb on the kick drum... What kind of style and what kind of reverb and how do you do it? (If you do...)

Would be nice to hear examples...
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Subject sums up the question... Reverb on the kick drum... What kind of style and what kind of reverb and how do you do it? (If you do...)

Would be nice to hear examples...
you dont do it.. thats how...

the kick drum has to be tight and up front and right down the pipe.
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What??? Nah sometimes I like the have a 'ghost' reverse reverb on short 909 kicks.

True most of the time kicks don't sound too good with reverb on them but it depends on the density of your track.

Now gated snares, that's ca. 1985.
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Looooong pre-delay.
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you dont do it.. thats how...

the kick drum has to be tight and up front and right down the pipe.
Not to sound way back when but... quite a few tracks by Underworld... Huge reverbs on Kicks... Or so many of Basic Chanel stuff...

Anyway, just saying... Kick does not have to knock your socks off on every track you make... Can have different character depending on the character of the track...
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Lowpassed reverb sounds nice for the kick and glues it nicely to the rest of the track. Doesn't need much reverb.
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On low bpm stuff, trip-hop, hip-hop or electronica I'll do it sometimes but for the most part never on House and Techno. I like to have things as clean as possible down there, release time on the kick is more important imo.



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'80s B action flicks made heavy use of it. Probably the best use of it I can think of.
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as mentioned, the Basic Channel stuff (and related)... very wet:



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THATs reverb
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..THATs reverb
No that's reverse reverb on a 909 kick. Or one with a long delay.
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That ghost town track sounded more like a sculpted early reflection chunk or reverb through an envelope or gate, and treated perhaps with overdrive.

In some tracks it seems that adding reverb to the kick works to help get a raw warehouse sound, but then again, that kind of empty concrete room reverb can be applied to less frequent song elements to invoke the atmosphere. Reverb seems to in some ways define atmosphere or at least remind one of a certain environment.

Also I noticed that on some of the newer hard/banging techno that there seems to be a drone track of either some sort of bass, or sub bass, or just very bassy low cut long reverb that was applied to the kick, and this drone layer is sidechained to the kick.

Sidechaining ducking on reverb in general seems to be very effective and has become more common these days. It seems to represent air getting sucked out of the room when the reverb has some higher frequency content.

In drum and bass reverb often seems to be an aspect of the kick, and other elements layering it such as cymbal decay, especially likely when the kick is sourced from a finished drum loop.
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