How To Make Awesome Kick Drums TUTORIAL
Welcome to the new audio production course where Dan Larsson is going to show you how to synthesize a kick drum using several different instruments. The Kick drum is the most essential part of electronic music and it doesnt matter what style you produce.
Being able to create the perfect kick for your track is a crucial skill. In this 4 video long course Dan is going utilize 3 different instruments to create a kick sound that is nice, clean, heavy, and delivers that perfect punch.
In the first video Dan will cover the basic theory behind creating specific drum sounds. Next, in video 2, he will be using XFer Serum to make a solid drum hit.
Followed by video 3, Dan will be using his “go to” synth to achieve the same goal in Abelton Operator.
And wrapping things up in video 4, Dan chooses the ultimate kick weapon, Sonic Academy Kick 2.
So if you want to boost your productivity skills and make some mind blowing kicks, then what are you waiting for? Jump on into the course.
Video 1 – Kick Theory
In the first part of this series Dan crafts the basic theory behind a good clean, hard, and punchy kick drum. And don’t worry this wont be as boring as high school history class.
Video 2 – Kick in XFer Serum
In this video Dan uses the most popular synthesizer out there to make a solid bass drum. It may not be an easy task because of the envelops in Serum, but wait until you hear the end result.
Video 3 – Kick in Ableton Operator
Ableton Operator is an awesome synth, especially when it comes to creating crazy clicky transients. That is why Dan chose to use this stellar FM Synth to crank out a very stylish kick.
Video 4 – Sonic Academy Kick 2
Are you ready? In our last segment Dan breaks out his ultimate weapon of choice, Sonic Academy Kick 2, and shows us how to make a seriously phat kick.