drum kick layering tutorials
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21st March 2012
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drum kick layering tutorials

hey slutz... can u guys recommend any tutorials on drum kick layering. free or paid tutorials ... thnxxxxx alot
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21st March 2012
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use your ears
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Start with two kicks, one for attack and one for sustain.
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Watch out for phase/polarity.
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Kick layering is trial and error.

Just read up on constructive and destructive interference of waves. Thats everything you have to know.

Two kicks mixed together will never sound as you would expect. Then delay one by 1ms and you have a whole different result. Pitch one down by 50ct, another different kick. Invert ones polarity, another different kick......
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hey slutz... can u guys recommend any tutorials on drum kick layering. free or paid tutorials ... thnxxxxx alot
Start searching on google and youtube

This is just one of them:

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21st March 2012
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Depends on what you want to know?

How to mix them? >>> Use your ears and make sure you have decent loudspeakers and a decent room. If you can't hear the lows, don't even try to layer.

How to make them? >>> Read thru the manual of your sampler or DAW. I can't tell you how to layer a acoustical kick drum, e.g. swap or layer the original kick with a second one, when you can't use MIDI because the timing varies.

When I layer I work with (of course) my ears, EQ/filter, envelopes and volumes. It's often just trial and error, because I almost never use the same kick. I also check it regularly together with bass, to prevent phase issues.
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22nd March 2012
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Find 2-4 different samples that emphasize different frequencies but that all fit within the vibe you're looking for. Then get the phase properly aligned between the samples. Then achieve the proper sound/blend by experimenting with the channel faders.
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23rd March 2012
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one high punchy compressed kick with a big transient + low 808 kick for the big boom boom boom
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Find 2-4 different samples that emphasize different frequencies but that all fit within the vibe you're looking for. Then get the phase properly aligned between the samples. Then achieve the proper sound/blend by experimenting with the channel faders.
How to get the pase aligned properly? which function or wich software is usefull for that? please explain.
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Put whatever kicks you want on separate tracks (assuming you're not using a sampler) and strap some EQ on each one. Cut out the low on one, cut on the highs on another, boost the mids on another one, etc. Add some subtle distortion, slide the faders around to blend. Send them to a buss and add some subtle compression, etc.

I layer kicks all the time this way. I think the last mix I did had 5-6 kicks layered.
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