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Mixing Kick Drums: Pensado's Place 'Into The Lair'

   

Make better drum soundsPerennial The New Beatmaker favourite Dave Pensado drops gems on how to smooth out a kick drum which has a severe - in Dave's words - 'peak and valley'.  He goes on to compress the kick, replacing some of the bottom end which was lost in the process.  This makes the kick sound more full than before and will enable it to stand out in the mix more.  
 
Ski Beatz Producers Choice DrumsDave also shares his love of mixing an artificial drum sound with a live drum sample: try this technique yourself and let me know how you get on in the comments section below. 



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