EDM Kick Drum Processing using Valves/Tubes

How to use Valves/Tubes to manipulate and process EDM Kicks.

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Tubes/valves are not just about achieving a rounded and warm texture. Nope. They can be used to apply grit and a certain hardness to EDM drum sounds that conventional eq and compression can’t. Let me guide you through the processes.

Topics covered in this video are:

  • EDM Kicks and Grime
  • Understanding Tubes/Valves
  • Tricks for maximising the Colour of a sound
  • Pushing the Valves
  • Hitting Saturation
  • Using Drumazon
  • Bleed and Valves
  • Harmonics, odd and even