Layering kick drums

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marra
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Layering kick drums

Post by marra » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:11 am

So I'm trying to design my very own kickdrum.

I came across QuantizeCourse's Kick Layering article, but I'm not sure if it's for me.

Basically I'm trying to do this:

Gearslutz.com - View Single Post - J DILLA DRUMS

Or like the SonicSpecialists - Urban Fire 6 demo.

So I took:

kick_1.mp3
kick_2.mp3

into their own Drum Rack chains on the same pad, and started playing around. It came out sounding like:

new_kick.mp3
new_kick_mixed.mp3

Here's the Live 8.1 set:

kick_layering Project.zip

Could you guys check it out and tell me whether I got it right or wrong? Or if you'd do it any different?

marra
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Re: Layering kick drums

Post by marra » Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:03 am

Thanks scutheotaku!

I'm curious about the actual layering process in Drum Rack though. Should both drums start at the same time, or should the 2nd drum start where the 1st one ends? If the latter, how is this achieved? Should I use crossfading? Should I use anything else?

I'm a big fan of SP-1200.adg. The author is suppose to come out with a whole new range of sampler emulations but he's been slacking a lot lately.

Here are some classic Dilla drums:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqZxQuDadyU

Apart from the samples he used, how did he make his kicks so hollow and clicky yet so good and solid that you just wanna make love to them?

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Re: Layering kick drums

Post by bartend7 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:02 pm

marra wrote:
Apart from the samples he used, how did he make his kicks so hollow and clicky yet so good and solid that you just wanna make love to them?


talent!!

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