Create a Sub-Kick Drum Groove

Create a Sub-Kick Drum Groove

In House music, a way to emphasize the groove is to make a good rhythmic balance and interaction between the kick drum and bassline. In the following tutorial, we’ll demonstrate how to combine your main kick drum pattern with a sub-kick to emphasize the groove...
Layer Your Kick Drum So It Cuts Through the Mix

Layer Your Kick Drum So It Cuts Through the Mix

The kick drum is the heartbeat resonating throughout a track. It’s one of the essential elements that connect the listener to the basic rhythm of the song. Blending it correctly with other elements in the mix can be challenging. For that reason, in the next...
Improve Your Sidechain Compression Skills

Improve Your Sidechain Compression Skills

If you’re into electronic music production, you’ve probably heard the term “sidechain compression” more than once. For those unfamiliar, sidechain compression means using the output of a track, such as a kick drum, to trigger the compression on...