I have another drum related mixing tip for you fine people today. Getting the kick drum to sound perfect in a mix involves capturing the right blend of attack (beater) and resonance (low end). If your kick drum is missing in the low end department, then today’s video is for you!
Artificial Low End To The Rescue
Sometimes EQ is not enough. If there just wasn’t enough low frequency information captured at the source, then there’s nothing helpful for you to boost. Enter a signal generator. You can simple use an artificial sine wave at a low frequency to blend in with your kick drum hits and you’ll have instant low end. Gotta love it! Take 5 minutes to check it out people.