Nolly’s tips on programming realistic drums
September 29 2016
One of the most important parts of programming drums that sound realistic and natural is getting the velocities right– specifically, using softer hits in a way that mimics how a human drummer pla...
Matt Halpern’s tips on how to write drum parts (even if you’re not a drummer)
September 22 2016
If you’re not a drummer, you know that writing drum parts from scratch can be tough– but it doesn’t have to be! While nothing takes the place of a great drummer, once you understand how a drumme...
Nolly’s top 5 compressors for giving your drums more attack
September 13 2016
When mixing drums, compression is an integral part of your toolkit. If you like the aggressive, smacky drum sound in many of my mixes, dialing in the right compression settings is one of the keys t...
Drum Mixing 101: The basics of EQ and compression
September 10 2016
Drums are one of the most intimidating elements for new mixers– and for good reason, because although we think of the drums as one instrument, they’re really 5, 10 or even more individual instrum...
Misha Mansoor parallel compression tutorial
August 19 2016
When it comes to mixing drums, the biggest challenge is getting them to cut through the mix without being overwhelming. And while there is no one single magic bullet for achieving that, parallel ...
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