Chapter 15/ Effects | Compression and Limiting

If you want to use compression for altering punch and aggression, you usually dial in more drastic settings. Like a higher ratio and a lower threshold. In this video I show you that only a small variation of attack time, can lead to opposite drum sounds.

The audio used in this tutorial can be downloaded here (a new indow will open).


Chapter 27/ Advanced Mixing Techniques | Drums

Although EQ can only boost existing frequencies, distortion adds overtones. Even if the raw edge of distortion is not suited for your particular style of music, then the effect can greatly help appeal, continuity and loudness of just about any instrument. This video explains how distortion works. The book lists various good saturation and distortion plugins.