Mixing Individual Tracks of Drums

The Music Telegraph | Text 2022/12/05 [15:14]

Mixing Individual Tracks of Drums

The Music Telegraph| 입력 : 2022/12/05 [15:14]

 

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Mixing Individual Tracks of Drums

 

Before you start mixing, you should configure the solo preferences in your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), since you will be working on each track of your drums individually. The following steps will show you how to configure your DAW so that when you solo a particular track or group, any other track/group that was soloed previously is automatically unsoloed.

 

 

1) Kick track

Solo your Kick track and play it. Listen carefully to this track and consider the following suggestions:

  • Is the Kick too boomy? Maybe using EQ to attenuate the frequencies around 160 Hz might help.
  • Is the track too noisy? Try gating the track to remove the unwanted noises. You want to clean the track as much as you can, but make sure it sounds natural too. Remember, you are limited by the image of a real instrument.
  • If you want to add more "click" in the Kick, try boosting the high-mid frequencies (around 5 kHz).
  • Use a compressor to even out the dynamic range of the track (try a ratio around 4:1 and experiment with the attack and release - don't make them too drastic).
  • Play the track as many times as you need, until you get a good sounding kick.

 

2) Snare track

Solo your Snare track and play it. Listen carefully to this track and consider the following suggestions:

  • If you want to add "snap" to the sanre sound, try boosting the high-mids (around 5 kHz).
  • If you want more "air" to the sound, try boosting the high frequencies (around 12 kHz).
  • If you want to add more "body", try boosting the low frequencies (around 160 Hz).
  • Use a compressor to even out the dynamic range of the track (try a ratio around 3:1 and experiment with the attack and release - again, don't make them too drastic).

 

3) OverHead track

Solo your OH (OverHead) track and play it. Listen carefully to this track and consider the following suggestions:

  • Filter out the low frequencies completely. Since the overhead mics are farther apart from the kick than the kick mic is, if you mix the two together, you will run into phasing issues.
  • Play with the high frequencies (around 10 kHz) to create an overall balance of the drums.

 

 

 

 

 

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