Originally Posted by tun
You're welcome! I want to nail this sound too!
Looking forward to hearing the results, also it'd be great if you would post a screen shot of the Varisaturator settings... I want to try this myself!
Btw, I've changed my mind on the layering thing, I don't think the From Time kick is layered. Also, still intrigued about how they softened the attack back then.... they could've used a gate with external key input I guess.
Well, it was pretty much me just loading it and twisting a couple of knobs and then I was like woah.. it sounds dense! I've uploaded a copy of it, not necessarily the exact settings id use, maybe a little less... it's all about how it fits into the mix int it! But it's an example.
It's got me thinking though, I tried the saturation on the 2bus as well which thickened up the whole track alot, I think I 'get' saturation now, I've always avoided it though as it can make things worse(seems to mess up the balance, can make things weak but this with it's frequency crossover seems to avoid that) but subtle is the key huh... so maybe layers, a little on the kick or drumbuss and a touch on the MB too.
Here's a pic of the settings:
I'd play with the freq knob, gain and pre gain/fx lo in particular.
I've not had a lot of time to experiment yet but like I said before I've noticed just doing it on a stock DMX, DOESN'T work(surprise surprise, like I tried many times months ago) like it is with your processed kick, just comes out flabby.. so I really want to learn your thought process when you were processing that kick and If I picked up correctly from one of your posts before, you were copying the From Time kick visually, from an analyzer(if so which if any particualr type) or weremainly ears? I tend to use my ears and touching my woofer(bad one lol) and an analyzer last but interested in how you might do it or techniques for learning/imitating better.. since I see you done ALOT of EQing, it works but ideally I want to refine it down, if possible.
Any chance you can upload a copy of the DX kick you processed, want to see how much it differs from mine, also what 'velocity' setting if any was it on? A few sample sets I have, have 3 different samples for each velocity setting to I'm assuming there's one on the DMX, I've noticed slight differences between them.
EDIT:Reread your post!
PS: About the transient designers, when was the SPL one made? I searched but couldn't find any dates. Sure there must have been one back then... but anyway, maybe they didn't take off the attack... hmmm
Edit: should add, the copy of this kick is recieving 2 instances of VS, one on the kick channel and a little on the MB since I forgot to turn it off but even with the 1 instance like in my pic, it makes it solid!... when I placed your kick in my track as a replacement of mine with VS, it really gave it a solid back bone, so it's working!