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Kick drum sounding like #%¤&!

Discussion in 'Drums' started by Sork, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. Sork

    Sork Active Member

    When I try to add compression and limiting like normal (not much), the BD starts to sound complete bunghole, like if it was overcompressed. If I add a hipassfilter at 30hZ, or use a mbc on the low-lows this doesn't occur. I used a shelving eq-boost on the kicks lows at the mixingstage. Why does this happen, and what is the best way to fight it?

    EDIT: Oops, my intention was to post this in the mastering forum! Can it be moved?
  2. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    If you don't have full range monitors, you're not going to hear 30hz even if there is a lot. You probably have a lot of sub down there that is kicking the compressor, even if you can't hear it. I would fitler out 30hz, maybe just shelve it down. This is tricky because now you in the land of tweeking what you can't hear. So a spectrum analyzer might be a good ticket for you so you can at least see what is going on down there.
  3. Sork

    Sork Active Member

    Yeah, I've checked the analyzer, seems to be some but not abnormally much. I'll try to filter out some of the low lows at the mixing stage then.

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