The best drum samples, or how to make your drum samples sound good

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7 Responses

  1. Almark says:

    Man, what you’re doing is a great thing for the beginner. And I say the same thing to others, use the best samples you can. There is nothing worse than a crappy mix, and I have mixed some songs with awful recorded guitars, bass, drums uh. And it really tosses you around like in a ship in a storm, all battered and annoyed. Yes definitely get some good samples, its’ a must, truly, garbage in garbage out.

    • Kevin Decock says:

      Agreed! I’ve had a couple of projects where the samples were so bad to begin with, I actually just scrapped them all and got to work with some sample replacement techniques. That’ll be something to touch upon in an upcoming Start To Mix video ;-).

  2. Douglas says:

    The kick drum sample you use as an example to dress down the ‘low quality’ sample is actually a layered sample.

    If the ‘whimpy’ kick had a high-hat and a low kick over it, it too would sound like the ‘fat’ one too!

    My point is that you can’t really compare the two samples because the first one would merely be an element of the second one; the beefier sample is actually three or more samples put together.

  3. Huub says:

    I think logicx drummer samples are good. Better then toontrack.
    What do you think ?

  4. Ant says:

    The key to deep kicks is in the processing! 😀

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