Drums

Muddy kick drums are a common mixing issue, especially if you’re using drum samples. We offer 3 tips for remedying this issue.

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Drum overheads are sometimes recorded poorly and lack the excitement, energy and brightness needed to drive the mix forward. We offer 4 tips on how to remedy this issue.

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Sometimes your snare doesn’t have enough of the full and impactful flavor you need for it to sit properly in the mix and carry weight. We offer 4 tips for remedying this issue.

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A kick drum generally needs 3 things to help it sit properly in the mix; sub, low-mid beef and attack. We dive into 3 steps you can take to EQ a kick drum appropriately for your mix.

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Tom recordings can often feel weak due to poor recording spaces and microphone placements. We offer 4 tips for remedying this issue.

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Drums are a living, breathing instrument and require ambiance around them to sing properly. Each space will convey a distinct vibe to the song—learn how to shape your drum reverbs for the sound you want.

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Groove is a critical factor in modern music, but for producers who are not drummers, it can be a challenge to create an interesting feel for the song. Learn to use your time-based FX tools to create inspiring rhythmic ideas.

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7x Grammy-winning mixer MarioSo DeJesus (Wisin & Yandel) puts the modern-classic Renaissance plugins in action, mixing the beats and vocals of a hip hop track. Learn how to utilize the power, simplicity and great sound of these versatile plugins.

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Producer/mixer Sean Divine demonstrates how to create a kick drum that has power and definition, despite competing 808 bass frequencies—all in 6 simple steps.

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When you’re mixing FOH, you don’t always have the micro control you get in the studio over the drum tuning and tone. See how MxU live sound experts use Waves Torque to compensate and sculpt the exact tone they want out of live drums from the desk.

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