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Create an 808 Kick Drum
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Joined: 14/03/2014 21:49:31
Messages: 2

Hi, I'm still rather new to music production and Studio One is the only DAW I've use and have. I'm running the professional version only have stock plugins....

I want to know how to create the deep bass 808 sound that is popular in rap/hip-hop music.

I usually just layer a sub bass instrument from Kontakt or Kore Player and a basic kick drum on two separate tracks while making the my beats, but I'm in the process of making my own sounds and styles.

So far I've just loaded a kick drum .wav in Sample One and EQ it 808 modeling from Pro EQ but it always sounds to distorted, gritty and just plain horrible. Even when I try to EQ it myself.

If anyone has any tips, tricks, EQ settings and/or any other advice I will be grateful.

Joined: 12/03/2012 21:10:44
Messages: 3628
Location: Skaneateles, NY USA

Perhaps it would help if you used ACTUAL 808 samples. There's tons of them for free all over the these:

Or, for that matter, just download one the many free 808 VSTi plugins.....Like this one:

Or this one:

Google is your friend.

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