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How to Fix A Weak Kick Drum? (FREE DOWNLOAD)

How to Fix A Weak Kick Drum? (FREE DOWNLOAD)

How to do you fix a kick drum that doesn’t have enough low end and just sounds weak?

Getting a kick drum to knock just right in your song can be a challenge. Sometimes, we find a drum sample that has exactly the right vibe and tone, but the low energy just isn’t there. Then what do we do?

In a video on the Waves Plugins YouTube channel, producer and mixing/mastering engineer Sean Divine shares some great tricks for getting punchy kick drums, like using a Pultec style EQ and sidechaining the kick to a compressor on a bass track to carve space.

But I find that these techniques only work SOME of the time – not always.

This is especially the case for when the kick drum just doesn’t have the right low-end punch or feel.

And if you’ve ever tried to force a kick drum to have more punch by using a low frequency harmonic generator, low end enhancer, or some EQ, you know it can make the kick drum sound weird.

How to add power to a kick drum without making it sound weird, over processed, or change the tone

I think I found a way to solve this problem once and for all.

In the video below, you will learn exactly what we can do to add some serious punch to ANY kick drum.

The best part is this solution works pretty much EVERY SINGLE TIME and is 100% FREE!

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0:00 Intro
1:11 My Favorite FREE Mixing & Mastering Plugins PDF Download
1:41 Why mixing kick drums are challenging
2:13 How Sean Divine mixes kick drums
2:39 Here is what Sean Divine didn’t mention in his tutorial
3:25 My experience mixing music from home studios and bedroom producers
3:53 The solution to sculpting the perfect kick drum
4:56 Demonstration in a session
5:42 Trying to use Sean Divine’s EQing method
6:45 How to use Mixland Subkick to sculpt the kick drum sound
11:40 Sculpting the kick drum sound manually (no plugins needed!)
13:33 How do you make your kick drums punchy for your songs/beats?
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Bobby Balow

I'm an audio enthusiast, entrepreneur, and owner of Raytown Productions – an online mixing, mastering, and production studio. I love challenging artists and musicians to create art that is honest and resonates with others.

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