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What's the sub-percussion at the beginning of shallow?
Old 29th May 2019
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What's the sub-percussion at the beginning of shallow?

I'm a newb to writing drum parts and was interested in the sub-percussions at the beginning.

Old 1st June 2019
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Old 7th June 2019
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Its just acoustic guitar. You must be hearing the pluck of the guitar as a percussion layer. That's just the percussion involved in striking strings. First percussion comes in around 2:20.
Old 8th June 2019
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Its just acoustic guitar. You must be hearing the pluck of the guitar as a percussion layer. That's just the percussion involved in striking strings. First percussion comes in around 2:20.
At 18 second mark.
Old 4 weeks ago
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At 18 second mark.
Ahh, without the sub on you don't even really hear it. My first thought was that its a sub frequency in the guitar recording, which is common, but at :38 its a bit more clear, and both come at particular moments of impact.

I think you're right, they layered a very subtile reverb'd out kick drum that's been filtered down to just the sub frequency. Unexpected production move for this kind of performance, although they did it in a way that sounds like something an acoustic guitar naturally does. Nice catch.
Old 4 weeks ago
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Ahh, without the sub on you don't even really hear it. My first thought was that its a sub frequency in the guitar recording, which is common, but at :38 its a bit more clear, and both come at particular moments of impact.

I think you're right, they layered a very subtile reverb'd out kick drum that's been filtered down to just the sub frequency. Unexpected production move for this kind of performance, although they did it in a way that sounds like something an acoustic guitar naturally does. Nice catch.
Kick + long reverb + low pass filter? I'll try that.
Old 4 weeks ago
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Yeah. With a saturator or compressor on the end of it. Play around with the order of the filter and the reverb.

But that's what that is, a low passed reverb'd kick, tucked way down in there.
Old 4 weeks ago
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typical percussion from scoremaking / moviemaking / soundtrackmaking libraries. Check Eastwest etc....
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