There is a lot more to the drum sounds you hear on the radio than meets the ear. The problem is that it can be very hard to figure out how they sound that way just by listening to the finished product, so we thought we'd help.
In this video Fab Dupont shares ways to make acoustic drums sound clearer, punchier, vibier and able compete better with electronic drums. In this 22:37 Minutes video Fab shares how to augment drums with samples, both manually and with plugins, and how to fatten a bass drum with a triggered tone all the while insisting on the background info you need to make the enhancements sound natural and real.
If you have tried everything to make your acoustic drums sound pro but are still struggling, this video is bound to help you.
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AudioBreak •Friday, June 9, 2023
ramon.k •Sunday, May 19, 2019
I’ve only had this PUREMIX PRO Subscription for only a short and have only watched a few tutorials. I’m learning so much about sound and how to listen and I have two degrees and 20 + years in music. These guys are The Real Deal! Thanks for sharing your knowledge!!
soundspace2001 •Thursday, December 1, 2016
got a minute (or 2 or 3 ;-) - luckely there's a 15sec back button) till I got it - but that thing with the tone trick and the gate is really cool! gives great sub-bass with the kick! very helpful!
robertgmartin •Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Thanks Fab. I am really enjoying the tutorials. I have learned a lot in the last week and I have been mixing for quite some time. Most of my experience in with FOH, but I have mixed a couple of CD's. I am looking forward to adding some of these things to my bag of tricks to get the best sound and mix possible.
Spudmuffin •Monday, October 5, 2015
To be fair, the original bass head sounds pretty good on my laptop speakers! All the flab is gone. Headphones? Well, that's another deal, isn't it. GREAT tutorial!
PeteZayas •Monday, December 1, 2014
Very Nice Viedo
TRUN •Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Awesome video Fab! I know the Yellow Tools samples are no longer available..can you point me in the direction of some good acoustic drum sample libraries that are available...
AdRi__Forn •Saturday, July 19, 2014
unorthodoxsounds •Sunday, June 29, 2014
Bravo Fab! That's the kind of things is mostly needed as the majority of the times we, people that dont't work in facilities like Flux Studios, have to deal with poorly recorded tracks.
You should do more of that like for instance: how to make a harsh and thin vocal track sound great (or at least acceptable), how to manage a particularly unruly bass performance or even how to properly reamp a guitar track by using plugins.
sunshed1 •Thursday, March 20, 2014
Et merci !!
crash •Saturday, January 11, 2014
very useful ! big badaboom tab transient mode "ON"
Edge985 •Tuesday, December 10, 2013
very useful video Fab. Thanks you :) any way you could tell us where can we find the sample library you used in this tutorial? I searched for pureDrums, but had no luck with it. Can you post the exact name please? thanks in advance!! :)
edsonstudio •Monday, December 2, 2013
Thanks Again, great tutorial keep it coming!
cisbell •Sunday, December 1, 2013
The tone thing is set up pretty much the same way in Studio one. You create an Aux track and put your tone/signal generator and gate on it. Enable side chaining on the gate. Then create a send from the kick track to the gates side chain and finally adjust the settings on the gate as needed
yettibrad •Saturday, November 30, 2013
Anyone know how to do the tone trick with Presonus Studio One?