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How to make Drums Hit Harder in a mix

May 20, 2024 | 9,006 Views

Drums and percussion transients often become dull when mixed through multiple stages of compression and effects. Without those lively drum transients, your mix can easily sound lifeless and overly squashed.

In this video, Bradley Denniston shows you how to make your drums hit harder using a range of parallel processing techniques.

Video Chapters:

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:52 Jaycen Joshua’s drum mix buss technique (modified)
  • 1:51 Drum Parallel compression with SSL Compressor
  • 3:15 Building a parallel drum saturation buss
  • 7:30 Before and after parallel tube saturation
  • 8:47 Before and after all drum processing

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