what the dance music needs to sound punchy?

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

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  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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