So I was tweaking tracks today, eventually I got around to the kick, and I liked it just fine, it was very well recorded so I didn't need to do much... but I thought about a trick I used to use back in the days of 12 ft consoles and 2 ton tape decks - and I'm betting that Chris, Kurt, Boswell, Boulder, Hawk, and other fellow travelers of that bygone age will remember this one.. 1. Insert a tone generator into the line in of a channel , and adjust it to play a tone around 40 Hz (sine) 2. Gate that channel to where the tone is completely off 3. Take the direct out of your kick track, and insert it into the key/sidechain in of the gate 4. Adjust the gate so that the tone cracks the threshold only when the kick is played 5. If necessary, insert another gate into the tone track to further tweak attack/release 5. Print the result to an open track (if you had one) 6. Tuck it in under the kick drum , just enough so that you can feel it in your body. The result was a very "chesty" low end, more of a feel thing than an audible tone. I used to use this little trick often, and I used it quite a bit when disco was still around. Some of these local recordings made their way to area dance clubs, and the DJ's used to marvel at the low end on the records. They would ask me how I did it, and I would just shrug my shoulders and say that it was all in "the magic of my mixes"... LOLOL. Yeah, yeah, I know...but who didn't add a little of that sparkly BS now and then, right? Fast forward to the age of DAW's and Plugs... I tried doing this little trick this morning, and yeah, after figuring out how to sidechain a gate plug, I got it to work... in theory. But... it's not the same sound I remember. There's something not quite right, something missing. It's an inagible... I can't put my finger on it. My instinct tells me that some of it had to do with the characteristics of tape, or perhaps the pre's that were built into those older desks.... I don't know. But I do know that it doesn't sound quite the same with digital. Or, maybe it does sound the same - and I just thought remember it sounding better than it actually was? Anyway... just thought I'd share.