Drums

Knowing how to give your beats variation and complexity is an essential skill as a musician or producer, whatever the genre. Get started producing complex beats with this beginner’s guide.

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Learn how to transform weak snare drum tracks into strong sounding hits that make an impact in any style of production. Producer and mixer Billy Bush (Garbage, Jack Bugg) shows you how, using his custom “BB Snare” mixing chain for StudioRack.

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Learn how to produce vibey beats that give the listener a trippy headphone experience. Using Waves Kaleidoscopes, a super-suite of analog-inspired Phaser, Flanger, Chorus & Tremolo FX, you can generate ear candy and interest in your tracks.

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Struggling to get your drum loop samples to sound unique? Watch how you can easily make them sound special with just four knobs, using the StudioRack preset Drum Loop Stank by producer/mixer Chris Tabron (Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj).

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In this Spanish-language interview, audio engineer Eddie “El Brujo” Caipo (Enrique Iglesias, Christina Aguilera) shares his go-to drum processing techniques and shows how to treat the drum set as a single unified instrument.

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Watch producer/mixer Count (Run The Jewels, Tycho, DJ Shadow) take an in-depth look at some of his advanced drum bus mixing techniques, from frequency splitting to parallel processing, all using StudioRack.

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From lo-fi vinyl & tape sounds to all-out audio destruction – producer/mixer Count (Run The Jewels, DJ Shadow) walks us through his Super Lo-Fi plugin chain preset, included in the free StudioRack plugin chainer.

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Long pauses between A and B options are your enemy when comparing subtle differences between different compressors. Learn how to A/B your plugins instantly with a single mouse click, using StudioRack’s parallel split racks.

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Are you looking to add a retro flavor to your drums? Here are a few tricks for getting big, verby and decadent drum sounds using vintage plate reverb, gate, delay, tone-shifting and more techniques for getting that iconic ‘80s vibe.

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Your drums might lack the power they need. Hear how StudioRack’s Drums Driver preset can add that power and presence to your drum bus, thanks to a tasty combination of vintage console effects and Eddie Kramer compression.

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