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TOPIC: Kick Drum & Perc

Kick Drum & Perc 9 months 1 week ago #25638

I am looking for some help on how to create rich warm and solid kicks together with the percussion, snares, rides and hi's etc similar to the way in which Maceo Plex's tracks sound like. For me Maceo is one of the best, I love his sound and if I can get anywhere close to how tight his kicks are I would be stoked. Can you or any other members help, a tutorial would be awesome. Im using Abletons built in drum racks 909, 808, 707 etc and I have recently re-installed D16's Drumazon.

Any help will be greatly appreciated thanks.

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Kick Drum & Perc 9 months 1 week ago #25646

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Hey man, I find the best way to really shape a particular kick/snare/clap that you have in your head is to go super slow motion and try to imagine it in different parts... the create those parts and chop them together.

For example, a kick would have an initial snap... a body... and a tail. The snap would be something very sharp, big pitch envelope, perhaps a little white noise. The body would have a little bit of pitch to it, sort of where you want the actual pitch of the kick to sound, and the tail is the boom or how long it takes to disappear.

You can borrow bits from other samples for sure (most do from the 808's/909's etc) or try synthesizing your own.

Best of luck,

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Kick Drum & Perc 8 months 3 weeks ago #25679

Thank you very much Tom, you are a musical genius, and I love the way you explain stuff in your tutorials.

Kind regards

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