Adding Sheen and Bounce to Roland 808 Kick drums

808 Kicks need both Bounce and Sheen - here it is!

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There is no drum sound that has had more attention and use than the Roland 808 kick drum. It is not just a drum sound but a bass as well. I will show you how to achieve that elusive sheen and bounce you hear on so many hits nowadays.

Topics covered in this video are:

  • What are sheen and bounce and how to create them
  • Using parallel processing for the bounce effect
  • Using Drum Synths for pitch perfect drum sound design
  • Using vintage Aural Exciters
  • Using various compressor and limiter topologies
  • Understanding the 808 kick drum
  • Tips and Tricks