Get a thick kick, bass, & metal guitar sound

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  1. metaller

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    Watch a few minutes of the video below, Andy James plays the guitars first, then he adds the kick and bass, and this is where the magic happens. How thick the low-end and impact sounds!
    It seems most of the impact and thickness comes from kick and bass, and the guitar is not doing much there.
    The drums seem to be Drum forge and SSD Samples. I want to learn how to make this sound without downloading new drums library!
    and as a side thing, if you know from which library the kick sound is coming please introduce that to me.

     
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  3. metaller

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    No Ideas? I thought this topic is interesting for lots of people :dunno:
     
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    I don't know, SD 3? :dunno:
     
  5. Riot7

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    Thought this was going to be some sort of guide, but it seems to be a question.

    I don't know. Layer up and eq samples that kinda sound like that kick until it sounds like that.
     
  6. vaiman

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    All the balls comes from the kick and bass in metal songs. Something many people overlook when making metaaaalllll.
    Notice the 3 tracks of bass ;) Get those bass tracks layered and compressed to fack!! \m/
     
  7. metaller

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    This does not help me much but thanks, however. BTW, how to layer different samples ( Like using EZdrummer beside Kontakt?!) without phase interference problems?

    That's right! and that's why I asked the question
     
  8. Vaijj

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    I may be able to help you out here.. depending on what daw and drum plugin you are using.. Got some templates for this and you can go from there.. So if you use Cubase version 7 or higher i can send you some.. using SD2 and 3.. havnt converted all SD2 to 3 yet and most of them are actually SD2 still.. bonus here is that you get some bass chains aswell that you can finetune after taste..
     
  9. digitaldragon

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    Probably no help for your particular situation (I'm using live recorded tracks) unless you can extract say the kick as an audio file.

    I use Slate Trigger to layer sampled drums over my live drums. There's several in the Trigger Expansion that would likely suit your needs. I use the Dream Theater kick a lot. But there's also a Metallica kick in there and some others that sound pretty deep.
    Another trick that's effective on both Bass and Kick is a resonate eq curve such as Bark of Dog VST or Voice of God VST or do it yourself with any eq such as Izotopes that will let you do a boost and cut. It mimics the boost/cut of the Pultek EQP-1A. I usually do a boost somewhere around 50-60Hz, a pretty lo Q, under +3db and then do a cut about 10-15Hz away from that, also pretty lo Q, ~-3db. Learned that trick from @spencer26 in the thread where he walked @subGENRE through a mix:
    https://audiosex.pro/threads/local-rock-band-im-recording.24129/#post-179566

    I do suggest to read through that entire thread, but I've pointed you at the curve I'm talking about.

    For Bass, I'd run the curve up in the 100 Hz area. You've got to find the sweet spot for the track and the mix you're working on.
     
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    I don't have SD library, I use some specific EZX instead. However, thanks for your help!

    Thanks dude! I used the XLN addictive trigger, and it worked greatly! I could shape my sound.
    Also, I tried T-racks EQP-1A while increasing and attenuating at my desired frequency for both Bass and Kick, and it works wonderfully. Thanks for your suggestion. It is much more better to beef up without making things muddy.
     
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    Yeah, that resonant eq curve trick has worked to beef up some less than stellar kick recordings for me. I'm hoping that next time we burn tracks, I can use some of the newer mic'ing tricks I now have up my sleeve.
    You've got to be careful with it, however, if your mix room acoustics aren't up to par. I've got a small room and it kills the low end so it's easy for me to get out of hand with the bottom end. I didn't realize it on a typical car stereo listening environment, but once I put a subwoofer in my truck, it made me realize how exaggerated the low end was in my mixes.
    I always have to sanity check myself in several different mix environments. I hate guess mixing like that, but it is what it is until I can put my attention to taming some of the resonances in that room.
     
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    I use a headphone for mixing my tracks, so that's not a problem for me. :disco: You should really consider using headphones until when you can treat your room correctly.
     
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