mixing kick & clap in dance music

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by p2h, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. p2h

    p2h Guest

    When I try to get the kick and the clap to work together it just sounds as the clap is placed above the kick..
    I want the kick and clap to be like one sound, not two sounds placed above eachother...
    On modern dance music songs the kick and clap sounds like one sound..
     
  2. beachhunt

    beachhunt Guest

    One thing to try might be lowering the volume of the clap a lot. I make trance, and simply adjusting the volume has helped me. Basically you just don't want to hear the clap as a separate sound, so if you make it quiet enough, it will be heard, but not draw attention to itself.

    Good luck,
    HB
     
  3. p2h

    p2h Guest

    thnx for the tip.
    I use to compress the kick and clap with one compressor and lowering the clap volume aswell.. but that doesn't work everytime
     
  4. djui5

    djui5 Guest

    You'll need to eq both of them to shape them to sound similar.........and apply compression to both....then set the level's the same...
     
  5. beachhunt

    beachhunt Guest

    yeah, what djui5 said... compressing each separately then adjusting the volumes might be a better choice than compressing them together through one compressor. one compressor would make your kick uneven in volume, since every time the clap comes in, the compressor would be driven harder.
     
  6. shezan

    shezan Guest

    well i think it depends on the type of clap and kick u r using...weather the the clap sounds in more mids or the kick has some extra lows... try to add some slight lower mids in the clap if that kick is in low end....and same thing like Djui5 compress them seperately and adjust a good balance...try the resulting sound on consumer monitors also then your studio monitors u will get a better idea that way too...
     
  7. p2h

    p2h Guest

    thnx for the tip shezan.. ill try that eq tip...
     
  8. shezan

    shezan Guest

    no problem P2h...i m just learning like every one...and wish to become a pro..one day... by the way you seems to be a dance musik lover so i have some VST information for you....i hope u have heard about Spectrasonics Stylus Groove Control.... its newest version is about to hit that market within i guess two week...do look forward for it.... the previous was awsome lets see whts in this one......
     
  9. p2h

    p2h Guest

    yes their new, RMX thingie.. Haven't given it much time to read about, I didn't like their Stylus cauz of the sounds.. they sounded to flat I think... I do like the trilogy ;-)
     
  10. shezan

    shezan Guest

    don't forget the atmosphere my friend....
     
  11. p2h

    p2h Guest

    bought it.. but never use it.. dunno why...
     

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