Join Larry Crane for an in-depth discussion in this video Drum mixing, part of Music Production Secrets: Larry Crane on Mixing.
It would be foolish of me to thin that I could demonstrate everything there is …about mixing drums in five minutes. So really, what I'm going to do is a bit …of a rundown that's going to touch on some of the other movies we've already …done about setting up and prepping your drums and even recording drums. …And then we're going to go through some of the tracks in the drum kit, talk about …what possibly could need to be down in most scenarios and just rough out a drum …mix to start with here. So the first thing I'm going to look at …is the kick drum. We've got a track in here, and this is …what it sounds like. (MUSIC) It's pretty typical on a kickdrum …like this that we would be putting in a little bit of EQ, like cutting some of …the low mids. You can see that on our cutting …frequencies movie as well. I'm always looking for those honky …frequencies that kind of jump out and right now we're at 200 hertz.…
Cutting some of those out will clear up some of the tone of the kick drum. …Frequently after I do that I really like to put in a little bit of compression, …
Want more music production secrets? Check out Music Production Secrets: Larry Crane on Recording.
- Understanding the mix room acoustics
- Cutting frequencies
- Prepping vocal takes
- Drum mixing
- Gating audio for noise elimination or for creative purposes
- Creating and using backwards reverb in a DAW
- Re-amping guitars, bass, vocals, and more