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Drum sounds
Old 5th April 2016
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Drum sounds

What is you main source for drum sounds? a drum machine? samples? And how you usually process kicks and snares?
Old 7th April 2016
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I use a mixture, I record a lot of my own live drum sounds, so I've built a bunch of sound modules which I use over and over, but change compression and treatment along with the tuning of each part which makes a small selection of sounds really versatile.. I also record my own drum machine sounds in, often layering them to create 1 sound, and again, they may get processed through various boxes to get them sounding right.. My best tip for all this is certainly 'less is more', you don't need more than 5 or 6 different sounding drum machine modules to virtually cover a seriously wide array of sounds. If you want the swing of a machine then just source a machine as I can tell the difference between a real Linn swing and one being spoofed on a computer..

Process for kick and snare: tune it, compress it, EQ it, then maybe a limiter. Then a parallel compression buss for movement..
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