Kick drums and frequencies

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227 posts since 10 Jan, 2017

Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:19 am

Find a kick that hits around the 50-60hz range and sounds / grooves nicely with the bass. The pair really don't always have to be tuned to the same fundamental frequency - it just so happens you get a certain "glueing" effect when that's done correctly. Personally I prefer some separation between the two in most cases.

155 posts since 8 Sep, 2005 from Seattle

Re: Kick drums and frequencies

Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:07 am

Sk1nZ wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:23 am
Ok thanks, ive always thought its best to tune it to the root so will try tuning it +3, +5 or +7st
It only matters if the body of the kick rings out long enough that the listener perceives the kick as establishing a tone, eg a long drawn out 808 kick. Even then, tuning to the root, third, or fifth of the key are fine, and even disregarding key might be fine too - you have to listen and make a judgment call. Let your ears guide you.

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