Originally Posted by Steffmo
A little EQ really helps with the kick. Pnce you het a descent sound, try cutting around 400, and boosing at 80-100 and 5 k. Something about losing the 400 adds a lot of weight to the kicj. Some of the newr kick mics are pre tailored in this direction.
I second the boosting at 100, and cutting 360hz to 400 hz, boosting at some 2.7k to 5k, but would further add a HP at some 40 HZ.
What really works for me is to parrallel compress the kick through a compressor that really balls and densifies the kick. I am not talking about using a compressor that has a huge open sound, but really a beast that balls and gives density and actually reduces the kick into a tight ball.
For me no compressor does this better out of my compressors than a sebatron nitrous in "tight" mode, with moderate attack and quick release. Somthing to think about- a balling compressor- oh my