How To Separate Sidesticks From Snare Hits Using Strip Silence

Snare hits vs. Side sticks Sometimes when you are mixing a great song, you want certain parts of the drums to be louder than the drummer played them. In this case, I wanted a drummers side stick to really “sing” in the track. I liked the amount of natural sounding compression that I had on… Continue reading How To Separate Sidesticks From Snare Hits Using Strip Silence

How To Repair A Noisy Snare Drum With “Strip Silence” In Pro Tools

Have you ever had a snare drum where the ghost notes or the high hat was about as loud as the snare itself?  Here is one way to fix that problem. Using the “strip silence” function in Pro Tools, I use a combination of extract and strip to get 2 snare tracks so that I… Continue reading How To Repair A Noisy Snare Drum With “Strip Silence” In Pro Tools

MixCoach Playbook – How to make a snare drum ROCK

Today I want to show you my personal workflow for making a snare drum really pop out in a mix.  First, we find the ring, then the sweet spot, add some top end and then level the output to match input.  These subtle changes make for a not-so-subtle result. [youtube]5sH00A4GuIg[/youtube] How do you get a… Continue reading MixCoach Playbook – How to make a snare drum ROCK

MixCoach Podcast 017 : Overhead And Bus Processing

On this episode of the MixCoach Podcast, Kevin talks about the two ways to process overheads, including the pitfalls of compressing the overheads. He also touches on room mics, from the many ways the room can be mic’d to how to utilize the rooms in the mix. Kevin talks about what he calls a “sky hook” too. Kevin also talks about using Parallel and Bus Compression.

MixCoach Podcast 016 : Processing Toms

On this episode of the MixCoach Podcast, Kevin again gives you his specific signal chain, EQ and compressor settings for toms. He talks about when to use a gate to control the toms, as well as tailoring the sound of toms with EQ and compression.

MixCoach Podcast 015 : Processing Snare

On this episode of the MixCoach Podcast, the snare is exposed just as the Kick was in the last episode. Kevin give you his specific EQ, and compression plug-ins and settings. He talks about finding the fundamental snare frequency.