How to Add Huge Bass to Any Kick (Without EQ)

Posted on August 28, 2015 by Samples From Mars

Have you ever sampled a great sounding kick drum from an old record or drum machine but realized there wasn't enough bass? If you're like me, you've spent countless hours trying to layer a modern sample under it...

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Posted in Kickdrum, Sound Design, Sub Bass, Videos

How to Create Easy Basslines from Kicks

Posted on July 16, 2015 by Philip Hughes

As a mastering engineer and former producer, I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to mix with sounds that work well together from the outset, requiring as little processing as possible.

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Posted in Basslines, Kickdrum, Sound Design

How To Use Sidechain Compression To Make Kicks Cut Through The Mix

Posted on March 25, 2015 by Greg Faletto

Learn how to use sidechain compression to make your kick drums cut through the mix. This is a super useful technique for EDM, pop...

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Posted in Compressors, Kickdrum

What to Look for in a Kick Sample

Posted on October 15, 2014 by Samples From Mars


Exactly which kick sample you decide upon depends entirely on the elements in your track, and you should always do what sounds best. But, regardless of your track, you will always need a library of high quality professional samples.

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Posted in Kickdrum