kick+snare chain of plugins

Discussion in 'Mixing & Editing' started by KTek, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. KTek

    KTek Guest

    ok here's what i've got to sound the best(or most like other production out there)

    KICK- goes these plugins in this sequence:

    1. EQ (notching bad frequencies out, low/highshelving for thump)

    2. Gate (obviously, isolating the kick)

    3. COMPRESSOR (2-1 ratio, threshold with gain reduction down about 10db, attack is 23ms release is 120 ms and hard-knee.

    SNARE gets:

    1. EQ (smoothing out the spectral reading, and boosting the sweet spots)

    2. Gate (isolating the snare)

    3. Compressor (ratio 1.6-1 reducing at around 6db. attack 4.5ms release 34ms soft knee)

    4. Reverb (just to add some life)

    does this all seem right, or am i doing something wrong here?

    any comments are greatly appreciated!!! :D
  2. beachhunt

    beachhunt Guest

    Seems as good a chain as any, but you basically answered your own question... If it sounds good, you've reached your goal. As far as the actual order of processors, EQ->Gate->Compressor(->Reverb) is a commonly used/accepted order.

    If you're getting the result you want, you should never worry about whether what you're doing is right - it is ;). A hit will still be a hit, regardless of how it got there.

  3. djui5

    djui5 Guest

    If it sounds good it's right...

    Who cares how you have to get there...
  4. KTek

    KTek Guest

    tru dat my friends! that's how i feel. i thought i'd ask because there seeems to always be some veteran out there with a "law"-method of theirs with good reasoning behind it. but that's cool, glad i didn't get any objections! :cool:

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