layering drums

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Re: layering drums

Post by tekkentool » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:51 pm

clubbedtodeath wrote:
tekkentool wrote:Also sidechaining is really good but isn't really a layering technique. I've always seen it as more of a stylistic decision. [ ... ]
Re-read my post; you'll find it's both. But let us not digress into pedantry.

Ned - typically, it's the kick drum and bass-line that compete for frequencies. Therefore you sidechain the kick track to the bassline track compressor, so that the bassline volume ducks down when the kick comes in. It's pretty straightforward to use, but I prefer parallel compression.

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I've been sidechaining on tracks for a decent amount of time and I really don't want to be going into pedantry either, but most of the time people aren't using it for mixing purposes only. I've mentioned the ways you'd more likely to use it in that circumstance. It's more of a stylistic choice now unless you're very subtle, or you're ducking individual bands.

Not to mention that no matter which way you twist it around, it's not really a drum LAYERING technique either....

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Re: layering drums

Post by clubbedtodeath » Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:23 pm

tekkentool wrote:Not to mention that no matter which way you twist it around, it's not really a drum LAYERING technique either....
To reiterate, I've no interest in arguing about it.

Ned - sorry about this! I hope you get your drums sorted.

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Re: layering drums

Post by tekkentool » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:11 am

But I like arguing :<

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Re: layering drums

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:36 am

tekkentool wrote:I made a demo of my technique anyway. Enjoy.
I did. That was pretty cool.
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Re: layering drums

Post by ned-ryarson » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:03 am

no worries man.. 'sleep is precious' is off the hook by the way

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Re: layering drums

Post by clubbedtodeath » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:00 pm

ned-ryarson wrote:no worries man.. 'sleep is precious' is off the hook by the way
Thanks! I didn't use any drum layering on that, incidentally...

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