Getting fatter drums

This is a great tip to get the rhythm section sounding bigger and more controlled without sound overly compressed.

in 4 easy steps

1. Send the drums, and maybe even the bass, to a compressor on a return track.

2. Hit the compressor fairly hard – at least 10db or more if it sounds good.
Super Hard Compressor

3. Place an Equalizer after the compressor on the return track and add a pretty good amount of high end (6 to 10db at 10khz or so) and low end (6 to 10db at 100hz or so) to the compressed signal.

4. Now adjust the volume of the return track until it’s tucked just under the present rhythm section mix to where you can just hear it.

Hey presto, fatter drums!

Video tutorial coming soon

Stay tuned.