808 Kicks and Multiband Compression

Man up and start using MBC on your 808s to bring out swell and twang - for he-men only

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It’s not often a producer or beat creator will go for a multiband compressor to treat the infamous 808 kick drum. That is a shame as the process is very rewarding. Let me show you, step by step, how to use this process to take your beat constructions to the next level.

Topics covered in this video are:

  • Understanding the iconic 808 Kick Drum
  • Compression and Low End energy
  • Nailing the Biting Point
  • Extreme and gentle practices
  • Multiband Compression
  • Frequency Separation