How is Deadmau5 making the drums in this song so LOUD??

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How is Deadmau5 making the drums in this song so LOUD??

Post by Domokun » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:48 am

Hey guys, sorry for the Deadmau5 question. Was watching The Hangover and his song Sofie Needs a Ladder came on (during the strip club scene with the machine gun going off by accident). Couldn't help but notice how hard the drums hit during parts of the song. It sounds like a Kick drum w/a Snare layered and panned a bit to the left.

How's he getting these to hit s hard? I assume he isn't just slapping a compressor over them because the attack is too quick. A transient shaper? I'd like to practice/learn making this type of sound. Can you guys lend me your knowledge on how one may achieve a similar sound?

Thank you all.

PS: it's @ 1:04 in the youtube link below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDndZn0YPdI

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Re: How is Deadmau5 making the drums in this song so LOUD??

Post by jestermgee » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:02 am

Maybe some of this has something to do with it:

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Re: How is Deadmau5 making the drums in this song so LOUD??

Post by jbw » Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:02 am

Heeeeee don't wanna work, he just wanna bang on the drum all day.

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Post by eyeknow » Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:07 am

n/m, I'm thinking I'm funnier than I actually am today. Honestly, I'd like to know too (other than the obvious picture jester posted)

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Re: How is Deadmau5 making the drums in this song so LOUD??

Post by dewaldo » Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:08 am

well he definitely layers his four on the floor pattern with a nice sharp hat on every beat that is slightly panned to the right, this gives a nice transient to the kick. on every two, there's and a snare slightly panned to the left , this creates a nice effect with the alternating pans of the hats and snare. it also sounds like the kick has a lot of sub-frequencies in it. the kick is also likely warmed up with saturation to give a nice low thud. i am sure the bass has some heavy EQ carved out of its sub-frequencies to give space for the low subby thud in the kick. ideally this would be done with a multi band compressor so the bass doesn't lose its power too much -- see this vid for an example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwCRCmWVMco. hope this helps, I'm just thinking out loud here

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Re: How is Deadmau5 making the drums in this song so LOUD??

Post by NoSonic822 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:49 am

compression

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Post by eyeknow » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:01 am

Ok, so all three of the things I thought it was were guesses so far.

Honestly though, I'm just a bedroom composer.....not sure if I could even come close. Too much tequila tonight, tomorrow I will try some things.

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Post by re:dream » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:19 am

That setup is hard to equate with the Mau5ter's music. I mean, that's like a muffwiggler's wet dream there. He should be making obscure skronky wannabe-autechre sound with it, not clean and mean dance pop 8O

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Re: How is Deadmau5 making the drums in this song so LOUD??

Post by chapelier fou » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:20 am

re:dream wrote:That setup is hard to equate with the Mau5ter's music. I mean, that's like a muffwiggler's wet dream there. He should be making obscure skronky wannabe-autechre sound with it, not clean and mean dance pop 8O
Just a hint : do you see any cable ?
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Post by re:dream » Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:11 pm

:lol: :roll:

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Post by Coupe70 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:16 pm

chapelier fou wrote:Just a hint : do you see any cable ?
RTFM !!
You have to press TAB to see the cables !!! :twisted:
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Re: How is Deadmau5 making the drums in this song so LOUD??

Post by marcoskohler » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:48 pm

re:dream wrote:That setup is hard to equate with the Mau5ter's music. I mean, that's like a muffwiggler's wet dream there. He should be making obscure skronky wannabe-autechre sound with it, not clean and mean dance pop 8O
Yeah I agree. He has so much cool stuff, yet every stream I see or song I hear it's the same old boring 4 to the floor.

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Post by eyeknow » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:57 pm

Just another canadian cashing in on murican stupidity :lol:

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Re: How is Deadmau5 making the drums in this song so LOUD??

Post by eyeknow » Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:45 am

I especially like the pictures of him driving his car.

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