Low End

If there is one area that confuses both beat makers and producers alike it is the management of the Low End in the mix.

The video tutorials in this category cover some of the traditional techniques used to manage the low end and are explained in detail using before and after audio examples. However, I have also made sure to include some novel approaches to treating this problem area.

Tutorials


Combining Ripped Beats to create new Beats Intermediate

A sound design technique covering how to rip two different beats, at different tempos, replace all the drum sounds within the beats and then mash them up together to create a new beat!
Duration: 7 mins

Processing a Snare to fit in with a Ripped Drum Break Intermediate

Using drum replacement software to rip a snare drum from a commercial drum beat and then creating new snares using a string of dynamics!
Duration: 7 mins

Working on the Sub Layer of a Kick Drum Intermediate

How to process a sub kick to blend in with a ripped beat!
Duration: 7 mins

Extracting Drum Sounds from a Beat using Drumagog Intermediate

How to rip and replace drum sounds (drum elements) within a beat using Drumagog.
Duration: 9 mins

Compressing Roland TR 808 Kick Drums Intermediate

Understanding and exploring Roland TR 808 kick drum compression techniques.
Duration: 12 mins

Multiband Compression - what is it and how do you use it Beginner

A detailed tutorial on what is a multiband (MBC) compressor, how does it work and how to use it to treat a Hip Hop mix.
Duration: 18 mins

Compressing Hip Hop Drum Beats Intermediate

Transparent and parallel compression techniques for processing Hip Hop drum beats.
Duration: 9 mins

Pumping and Swelling Drum Beats using Compressors Intermediate

Learn how to use a compressor to pump and swell a drum beat.
Duration: 14 mins

Side-chaining Bass and Kick for EDM Intermediate

Creative side-chaining techniques for low end management using compressors.
Duration: 19 mins

Side-chain Expansion - Bass and Kick processing Advanced

An advanced tutorial on how to use the side-chain of an expander to manage the kick and bass in a mix. The expander is used to extend the dynamic range as opposed to narrowing it like a compressor.
Duration: 6 mins

Low End - what is Low End and how to Analyse it Beginner

What is Low End and how to analyse the frequency content of a mix?
Duration: 8 mins

Layering drums using middle and side processing Advanced

Sound Design tutorial on how to create a background ambient texture from a drum loop using M/S (Middle and Side) and Layering it with drum sounds.
Duration: 6 mins

Processing Low End Kicks Intermediate

Very cool techniques on how to process Low End kicks for a bigger sound!
Duration: 7 mins

Side-chain Pumping Effect Advanced

Detailed tutorial on how to use side-chaining and filtering to create the famous Pumping effect.
Duration: 9 mins

Using Ghost Triggers for side-chaining Advanced

This tutorial explains how to configure a compressor and its side-chain for triggering using what we refer to as 'ghost triggers'. This is a great technique for managing kicks and basses within a mix.
Duration: 8 mins

Dynamic EQ - what is it and how do you use it Intermediate

What is Dynamic Equalisation, how it works and how to use it.
Duration: 8 mins

Eq Filters and Slopes/Responses Intermediate

Which filters to select when using equalisation, how to match filter slopes and responses and how best to utilise them.
Duration: 13 mins

Mastering EQ - Air Band Processing Advanced

How to process the Air Band using equalisation - add sparkle and space to your mixes.
Duration: 8 mins

Roland TR 808 Kicks and Multiband Compression Intermediate

Learn how to use a multiband compressor (MBC) to shape and colour Roland TR 808 bass drums. Getting 808s to swell and bounce has never been easier.
Duration: 7 mins

Creating a Huge Low End Kick Intermediate

A sound design tutorial on how to use dynamic processors to create an epic low end kick!
Duration: 6 mins

Adding Sheen and Bounce to Roland TR 808 Kick drums Intermediate

Learn how to add 'bounce' and sheen to a Roland TR 808 bass drums.
Duration: 8 mins

Mixing Bass and Kick Intermediate

Mixing the bass and kick in a mix can be troublesome, but that can be negotiated by working on the harmonics and complimentary frequencies of each sound.
Duration: 15 mins

Using Recycle REX Files and Constructing New Beats Intermediate

Learn how to import Propellerheads Recycle REX files into NI's Battery and to then create new beats from existing content.
Duration: 7 mins

Programming Drum Beats using Cubase's Key Editor Beginner

Learn how to program amazing drum beats using the Key Editor in your DAW.
Duration: 16 mins

Layering Kick Drums using a Tone/Test Generator and a Noise Gate Intermediate

Learn how to create epic new kick drums using noise gates and tone generators. The noise gate shapes the tone generator which is then layered with a kick drum.
Duration: 15 mins

Roland TR 808 Kick Drum Bounce Processing Intermediate

Get your 808s bouncing like a rubber ball!
Duration: 10 mins

Layering Kick Sounds using Tone Modules Intermediate

Build the most potent kicks known to mortals using advanced drum layering techniques!
Duration: 21 mins

Processing a Kick Drum in Parallel Advanced

Sound design tutorial - creating a monster kick drum using tone modules.
Duration: 12 mins

Using the Pultec Eq on a Drum Beat Intermediate

Learn how to use Vintage Response equalisers on drum beats!
Duration: 8 mins

Get your 808 Bass Drums to hit hard using Dynamic Equalisation Intermediate

Give your 808s bounce and colour using this surefire technique!
Duration: 13 mins

Using EQ to add presence and dynamics to an Electric Bass Intermediate

Liven up electric guitars with these eq processes!
Duration: 13 mins

Using Dynamic EQ to balance Kick and Bass Intermediate

Don't always reach for the compressor's side-chain to marry the kick to the bass. A dynamic eq can sometimes be better!
Duration: 8 mins

Using EQ to add Punch and Clarity on a TR 909 Kick Drum Intermediate

Struggling to get your 909s to cut through the mix and invade the dance floor? Watch this.
Duration: 10 mins

Using Dynamic EQ on the Drum Group Intermediate

Glue the drum group with dynamic equalisation!
Duration: 9 mins

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