Loosing the punch of the kick while I start to add more elements
I found that i always loose the punch of the kick while i start to add more elements, like claps, ride, basses or anything else… it’s just getting lost in the mix, even if i add the sidechain on some elements.
Of course you can’t add sidechain on everything in the groove, so the problem is getting even worse.
- Add an EQ on the kick, around 12kHz with a very high Q, like the maximum.. and add there 4-6db. It will really make your kick stand out of all your sounds, and you don’t ruin the mix. (screenshot attached)
- Use SPL Transient Designer. Very simple, very useful. Just turn up the Attack Knob, as much as you feel you need it for your kick.