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Tight/Punchy Kick Synthesis
Old 23rd October 2013
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Tight/Punchy Kick Synthesis

Hi, I've had a look around the forum, and i haven't found anything specific to my question.

In the song, 'No Beef' by Aoki/Afrojack, 'Man with the Red Face' remixed by Hardwell, and many songs of deadmau5, i wanted to know how they go their kicks to be so clean and tight.

I've used compressors and equing, and it does get tighter, however it's not as powerful in the mix as what i'm hearing above, and the kick is kinda drowned out by everything else. I dunno, simply upping the volume isn't really doing what i want.
Old 23rd October 2013
  #2
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try these samples LINK
Old 23rd October 2013
  #3
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there are only one or two words in drum synthesis and that is

Tempest by Dave Smith

Nord Drum 1 or 2 by Clavia

the link above are samples

Put a compressor on the Nord and you'll hear what I'm talking about.

No I wont post any samples.

Just get yourself down to a decent music shop and test one out.

Cheers
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