Think samples are the only way to make your drums sound big and punchy in the mix? Think again.

The other day I was opening a song to mix where the drums sounded pretty crappy. They didn’t match the power and aggression of the guitars, bass, and vocals. But with some simply systematic EQ and compression I was able to work some “magic” and totally transform the drum sound.

Take a listen and see just how far we can take tracks with simple EQ and compression moves.