Hiphop kick upfront with compression

Discussion in 'Drums' started by passionmax, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. passionmax

    passionmax Guest

    Everybody says that the kicks on hophop album are so in your face because of compression. Can some one explain. i hav tried it and it seems to make the kick louder but duller or lack of life. the hiphop kicks on the albums are clear present and still have a lot ofdepth and still jump through the speakers
  2. UncleBob58

    UncleBob58 Active Member

    Apr 9, 2003
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    Don't over compress it. 4:1 and gate it, DO NOT LIMIT.

    Also, listen to the sound of those "album" kicks. There is a lot more high end in them than you think. This gives them their punch.
  3. Dave Nyberg

    Dave Nyberg Guest

    A bit of overdrive and distortion may also help to give you the sound you want
  4. missilanious

    missilanious Guest

    tape saturation
  5. mikechav

    mikechav Guest

    tryin increasing your attack time so that the transient is allowed through and set your release time so that it seems to release intime with the music, its generally a fast to medium release time. The most important thing though is to have a good sample to begin with.
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