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« on: July 07, 2016, 03:50:00 am »
I'm looking on some good tutorials on getting my drums to come out a lot more in my mix. Whenever I drop a sample like a tom or anything like that, it just doesn't come out or just doesn't sound right. I know it's not my samples as I have some pretty good ones. It can't be sidechaining, because then it just sounds like I have a pumping track all over the place. Anyone able to point me in the right direction?
I'm using ableton.

PS I'm a percussionist so this is driving me bananas!

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Re: Tutorials
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2016, 09:50:09 am »
I dont know of any particular tuts but use eq to remove some space from other instruments where your toms are hitting. For example find where the toms mainly hitting and automate the eq in the other instruments that are masking it. So they only drop in volume in that specific frequency range rather than full spectrum like regular sidechaining which is less subtle.

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Re: Tutorials
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2016, 01:27:37 pm »
hard to say man, it could be the mixdowns, EQ, compression, layers or even your speakers
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2016, 03:50:56 pm »
Right now I'm using DT 990 Pros 250 ohms with a 2i2 focusrite soundcard.

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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2016, 07:19:36 pm »

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Re: Tutorials
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2016, 07:27:36 pm »
Toms have a lot of low mids, you might have to sidechain (or just gate out) some basses to make room for them.

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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2016, 08:07:15 am »

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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2016, 03:29:35 pm »
I'm looking on some good tutorials on getting my drums to come out a lot more in my mix. Whenever I drop a sample like a tom or anything like that, it just doesn't come out or just doesn't sound right. I know it's not my samples as I have some pretty good ones. It can't be sidechaining, because then it just sounds like I have a pumping track all over the place. Anyone able to point me in the right direction?
I'm using ableton.

PS I'm a percussionist so this is driving me bananas!
I can tell you right now it has way wayyyyyy more to do with sample choice than anything else. Picking the right sample to fit in amongst the pads/leads/basses you're using will go much further than any processing ever could. That being said, I think parallel compression can be the most effective method in the way of helping things pop and stand out more.
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