Six Ways To Get Bigger Beats
Big sounding beats can really make a song. Here’s six great tips on getting just the sound that you need. These tips are applicable to any sequencer or environment, and not just Ableton Live!
Kim Lajoie hosts a blog with some excellent music production techniques, make sure you check it out – hit the link at the bottom for the full article.
Who doesn’t want bigger beats?
Well, maybe your neighbours. But maybe you don’t like your neighbours. Who am I to judge? I just supply the tools. It’s up to you to use them ethically.
Here are some quick tips:
- Depth. Separate your drums into two groups – main foreground drums (kick and snare) and secondary background drums (hats and other percussion). Keep the rhythm of the main foreground drums simple, but make the secondary background drums a bit more complex. Make sure the foreground drums are MUCH louder than the background drums!
- Tone. Big sounds occupy a wide frequency range. Use EQ to make your foreground drums tall. Pay particular attention to snares – they can have energy ranging from the lower mids all the way up to the highest audible frequencies. Making sure your main snare drum has energy across a wide frequency range is an important part of making your drums sound huge overall…
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