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tuning drums
« on: January 06, 2016, 05:59:26 am »
so i have been trying to figure out how to properly tune drums (kick specifically) to fit the right key of the song but I'm confused as to how to do it. I have watched various YouTube videos on it but I feel like most don't go in depth with it and don't explain in detail on how to do it. would be appreciated if someone helped. thanks in advance.

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Re: tuning drums
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2016, 06:01:44 am »

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Re: tuning drums
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2016, 06:02:39 am »
Simple way , put an eq on your kick (An eq wich show the notes wich frequency are or search some frequency note chart on the net) The Higher (Volume) Lower (Frequency) Point will be the key of the kick !

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Re: tuning drums
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2016, 06:08:02 am »
I find pitching samples up a few octaves helps make their tone a little more obvious. You can then throw in a synth with a note playing a scale degree of your song to tune your samples to. Usually I'll stick to the tonic, 4th or the 5th as those intervals work with most chord changes.

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Re: tuning drums
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2016, 07:30:26 pm »
I've seen people use entirely A-tuned kicks in a track set to E. The idea that you need to tune the drums to key is pretty stupid IMO.

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Re: tuning drums
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2016, 09:02:10 pm »
I've seen people use entirely A-tuned kicks in a track set to E. The idea that you need to tune the drums to key is pretty stupid IMO.

I mean, A and E are a 5th apart (or a 4th, if the track is in E), which is a harmonically 'pleasant' interval.