Fuller Drums


Oct 25, 2001
Hey, it's me again with another quick question. I sample this kick from my roland mc307 to my mpc but what can i do to make the kick come through fuller in my mix with more thump and emotion...it sounds flat. I sampled a kick and snare that i tweeked with in Fruity Loops. That kick and snare sound hard, their clear, and they raddle my speakers... I'm lacking that from my 307 sample. SO what effects, compressors, limiters etc should i do or what other processess would bring the drums out a little more.


Try rolling out -10db or so from the 500-550Hz range. This will clear out some of the mud. Then You can also try boosting at 100Hz or 60Hz if you want to go really low and deep.


Well-Known Member
Sep 5, 2000
Sounds like the sampler is "mashing" it up a bit?
I would try gate and compression. It might not "restore the character" of your original sound, but it might help it work for the track.