#AudiotentTip 281. Clap Transient.
Most of the four to the floor grooves would not be complete without a clap. The classic placement for the clap is every second beat. The trouble with this is that the transients can interfere with the kick. In order to prevent that use the following technique.
First, pick up a clap sample that has a nice initial transient. Next, place this clap just before the kick and shift it a few milliseconds slightly off the grid. Apply 4/4 sidechain compression to the clap so it gets ducked right after it's transient.
Next, find another clap sample which has a great body. Place this just after the kick transient, slightly off the grid.
This keeps the clap present without interfering with the kick.