Join J. Scott Giaquinta for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting your drums to pop through the mix, part of EDM Production Techniques: Drums.
…So how do you get your drums to pop if you wrote…your bass line and sense first, and then added your drums later.…Here are three methods to get your drums to pop out a bit more.…First let me play you this loop.…Now obviously you can hear there's a lot of content going on here, there's…a lot of frequencies, and you're not able to hear the drums very well.…So first we're going to start with side chain.…So what side chain compression does, is it lowers the…volume momentarily of a track when it's triggered by another track.…So what we're going to do is put a compressor on…the synth track, and we're going to use the kicker as a trigger.…Let me show you how to do that.…The first thing you're going to want to do is click this triangle to…expand the compressor's options, and you're going to turn side chain on.…
Now, the audio input needs to come from the…kick track, so select it there in your menu.…Now what we're going to do is we're going to…turn the ratio all the way up to infinite.…We'll set the attack to .04.…
AuthorJ. Scott Giaquinta
This course features Ableton Live and Native Instruments' Battery drum sampler, but you can use these techniques in any DAW of your choice.
Skill Level Intermediate
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