How do you mix mixer drums?
Use compression to add attack, tighten up the performance, and make the drums breathe in time with the tempo of the track. Use room, hall or plate reverb to create a space and add depth to your drums. Use bus processing to apply the final coat of polish that takes your mix over the top.
How do I make my drums stand out in mix?
Start with a slow attack and fast release for a natural sound. With a slow attack time, more of the initial transient passes through the unit without being compressed. Slowly increase the attack time until you find the perfect blend of tight and punchy. Fast release times are great for snappy drums.
How can I make my drums sound better when mixed?
Balance each drum together until the whole drum set sounds natural. Once you have your drum set balanced, you need to balance the drums with the rest of the mix. Unsolo your drum bus, turn the volume all the way down, and slowly mix it in. One trick is to make sure you’re doing this during the loudest part of the song.
Should I mix drums in mono or stereo?
You should keep your individual drum hits in mono if possible, especially the kick drum, though you should also use stereo effects or panning decisions to create width and separation in your sound to add more variety to your mix.
How do you put a snare drum on a mixer?
Here is how I set the snare level in a mix:
- Put the mix in Mono and listen through one speaker using LEVELS.
- Bring the snare channel all the way down and play the chorus or drop of the mix.
- Bring the snare volume up until I think it’s the perfect volume in the mix.
- Take off mono and listen in stereo.
What dB should drums be in a mix?
Drums. Start by setting the snare fader at 0 dB and bringing the rest of the drum mix in around it. The snare is the foundation of the backbeat, and typically one of the loudest elements in the mix. Next, bring the kick fader up until it sounds almost as loud as the snare.
How do I make my drums sound professional?
8 Easy Ways To Improve Your Drum Sound
- WAX THE BEARING EDGE. Don’t melt wax and apply it to the drum.
- CHECK BEARING EDGES FOR FLAT SPOTS.
- MAKE SURE HEADS FIT PROPERLY.
- EXPERIMENT WITH STICK TIPS.
- INCREASE YOUR FLOOR TOM SUSTAIN.
- ADJUST YOUR BASS DRUM BEATER.
- ALIGN YOUR SNARE WIRES.
- CUT DOWN RIDE CYMBAL OVERTONES.
How do drums get big sounding?
- Compression. There are a few different ways that you can use compression in order to make your drums mix sound bigger and more full.
- EQ. When diving into the EQ, you should consider what you want your drums to sound like.
- Picking the Right Sample.
Should you kick in mono?
Pure mono would show a thin vertical line. I would recommend having your kick in pure mono. But its not detrimental to have a small amount of width on your bass. Just don’t take those low frequencies too wide.
Should stems be mono or stereo?
First, make sure every stem is a stereo file. Even mono sources like a kick drum stem should be rendered as one stereo file even though the left and right sides will be identical. Next, make sure each file is consolidated to the exact same length.
What dB should my snare be at?
Drums. Start by setting the snare fader at 0 dB and bringing the rest of the drum mix in around it. The snare is the foundation of the backbeat, and typically one of the loudest elements in the mix.