Add Edge to Your Drums

Add Edge to Your Drums

The presence and bite of professional drum recordings might be missing in recordings of your own. This desired tonal quality can be achieved in several ways. For instance, distortion is generally a good choice, and specifically for this case, parallel distortion. In...
Blending Your Hi-Hat Pattern With The Width Trick

Blending Your Hi-Hat Pattern With The Width Trick

The hi-hat has a riding force that floats above the grounded kick and snare hits. No matter the genre, well-produced and mixed hi-hats can make the difference between a professional and an amateur mix. There are many ways and approaches to blending the hi-hats into...
Make A Huge 80s Snare Drum

Make A Huge 80s Snare Drum

In music production as in other contexts, the 80s was a decade of ridiculous excess in many ways, with everything from loud metal guitar riffs to overhyped drum sounds. You’ve probably heard examples of the latter cases before: a snare erupts with an...