what the dance music needs to sound punchy?

Discussion in 'Mixing' started by praecox, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. praecox

    praecox Guest


    i'm working with synthetic basslines and kick drum making techno music.

    i have used to work with plugins to compress the bassline and kick but i would like to invest a money in some good sounding compressor (limiter) and make my basslines and kicks sounding better....i mean analog and punchy.

    coud u recommend some gear, maybe not dedicated for my needs but something what will fits good.


  2. Nemesys

    Nemesys Guest

    Good EQ'ing is of paramount importance in that particular genre [techno/industrial/EBM] of music moreso than perhaps in any other.

    My suggestion is to first invest in a quality outboard parametric EQ (nothing wrong with high quality software ones though).... and then after that, you can worry about sinking your money into a good quality compressor.
  3. Boltino

    Boltino Guest

    You might also check out the focusrite compounder. It has a bass expander that can add a lot of punch.

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