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How to create a tight kick drum

How to create a tight kick drum
#AudiotentTip 126. How to create a tight kick drum.
One way to make the kick drum tighter is to lower its decay time. This reduces the overall length of the kick and makes it less boomy. However this technique can make the top end sound un-natural.
One way to avoid this is to shorten the low frequencies only. Our favourite plugin for this job is Xfer Records LFO Tool. It allows you to split the signal by frequency and control the length of the low end.

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