Suggestions for reducing kick on a live recording.

Discussion in 'Drums' started by CrayfishAndy, Jun 14, 2009.

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  1. CrayfishAndy

    CrayfishAndy Guest

    I recently recorded a live mix, the mix was very good, but the kick drum came thru much louder than I realized and now the recorded mix is extremely kick heavy( I think it bled thru all the vox mics too). I use ableton live to record and mix. I have used it enough to have a basic understanding of the program, but am not sure what the best way would be to just reduce the kicks which peak well over everything else. Unfortunately the recording is a stereo board mixdown, so everything is on 1 track. I greatly appreciate anyone's help in advance. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated, even if it's just pointing me to someone with a similar post.


  2. NCdan

    NCdan Guest

    Well, there's the easy stuff, like trying to find a good sub frequency to reduce. You could always try multiband compression. On an entire mix recorded in stereo, your options are a bit limited. Good luck.
  3. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    What other instruments are there?

    Bass? Any low voices? Etc.

    If the kick is sitting on it's own at the bottom of the mix, you could just EQ it to France and back.
    If there's a bass, then it becomes a lot harder. SACRIFICE! Limit the shiznit out of the low end and bring it up/down as much as reasonable.

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