Compressing Roland 808 Kick Drums
Understanding and exploring Roland 808 Kick Drum Compression Techniques.
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The most iconic sound in Hip Hop is the Roland 808 kick drum. It is not just a kick drum but acts as a bass as it has so much tonal content. Let me show you how we compress them without compromising sound quality or integrity.
Topics covered in this video are:
- 808 Kick Drum Characteristics
- Understanding Frequencies
- Using Automation
- Pitch and Filter Control
- Using different Compressors
- Working with Parallel Channels
- Responses and Transients
- Using Tube/Valve Topologies
- Understanding Harmonic Distortion
- Using Grains in Compression