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Do something different with rhythm

by Kim Lajoie on October 3, 2011

Break out of your usual rhythms. Think about all the usual assumptions you make when you’re programming drums and rhythms for other parts. People often speak of breaking the rules… what happens when you break your own rules? Take the kick drum for example… do you only ever place the kick drum on quarter-notes? See […]

Five secrets to making your mix louder

by Kim Lajoie on February 22, 2010

Don’t dismiss this post yet! Even if you’re in the ‘more dynamics’ brigade, these tips will give you clearer mixes that suffer less in mastering. That means better-preserved dynamics and higher fidelity! For those of you who really do want your mixs SUPER LOUD, this tips will let you push more volume without your sound […]

Processing snare (in a drum kit)

by Kim Lajoie on May 6, 2009

Those who come from the world of electronic music and samples may experience some shock when mixing a real, live drum kit! Traditionally, sampled drums have been mixed with one sound per channel. There might be a kick channel, a snare channel, a hihat channel, and perhaps more channels for cymbals, toms and auxillery percussion. […]