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Joe Albano on Thu, July 14th 0 comments
A good drum mix can make the difference between a good track and successful track. In this tutorial, Joe Albano shares four timeless tips to help you achieve a better drums and percussion mix.

1. Don’t Bungle the Balance

Fig 1 The relative level of the drums vs the lead vocal may vary in different musical genres.

2. Don’t Go Crazy with Compression

Fig 2 Compression can be used creatively to dial up different types of drum sounds

3. Don’t Skimp on EQ

Fig 3 Typical drum EQ: drums may benefit from more aggressive EQ more than many other instruments

4. Don’t Be Afraid to Double Up

Fig 4 Some techniques & tools for layering/replacing individual drum sounds
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