Good plugins for drum kicks transformation?

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Igro
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Post Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:34 am

Apart from tubes and distortion plugins, what other plugins do you use to transform drum kicks? My favourites so far were ToneBoosters ReelBus 4, Barricade 4 and Melda Transformer. When working with clean 808 kicks, these two fxs can remove the sterility of "sine" based kicks. Any other plugins that can add a pleasant dirt and mojo apart from distortions and tubes?
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Forgotten
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Re: Good plugins for drum kicks transformation?

Post Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:42 am

Filters is the first thing that comes to mind to me.

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plexuss
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Re: Good plugins for drum kicks transformation?

Post Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:43 am

I like using D16 PunchBox and BOZ Sasquatch Kick Machine. :phones:

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Distorted Horizon
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Re: Good plugins for drum kicks transformation?

Post Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:45 am

plexuss wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:43 am
BOZ Sasquatch Kick Machine. :phones:
This

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Igro
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Re: Good plugins for drum kicks transformation?

Post Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:55 am

There was one plugin that could add various noises and crackles to audio, emulating varios degradation from Low qiality radio and TV signals, but I don't remember the name.

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Re: Good plugins for drum kicks transformation?

Post Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:02 pm

Did it have Grammy award winning presets?
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DJErmac
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Re: Good plugins for drum kicks transformation?

Post Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:21 pm

I use morphing. Nothing works better. Anything else simply makes it sound the same with sh*t on it, or the same distorted.
But morphing makes your kick unique, something between your original and anything you've chosen, may it be another kick, a tom drum, a snare drum, a walrus belch or anything.

Dirtgrain
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Re: Good plugins for drum kicks transformation?

Post Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:56 pm

What you use to morph?

lwj
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Re: Good plugins for drum kicks transformation?

Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:33 am

narrow or multiband compression => analog eq (so you can add bass) and various enhancers mostly to tighten added bass back down. My entire mixing chain is dirty as hell.. so by the time a clean sine hits the master it'll have many layers of coloration to it.

Smapti
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Re: Good plugins for drum kicks transformation?

Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:43 am

Kilohearts Disperser is a great tool for kicks (& percussion in general).

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Re: Good plugins for drum kicks transformation?

Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:30 am

Things that I've seen do a good job:
Clippers can be quite useful - I like what Audio Assault Head Crusher is doing, but try any clipper

Any saturator. I almost always prefer whatever I'm doing to the drums with some added saturation on top

Denise Noize 2 - Adding a touch of clean noise to every hit can be quite tasteful

Blend a sample in - Doesn't have to take over the sound but can introduce grit or consistency, anything you like

Reamp a copy - I'd run it by a guitar/bass amp then blend to taste

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DJErmac
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Re: Good plugins for drum kicks transformation?

Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:01 am

Dirtgrain wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:56 pm
What you use to morph?
Zynaptiq Morph. :wink:

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plexuss
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Re: Good plugins for drum kicks transformation?

Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:18 am

Igro wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:55 am
There was one plugin that could add various noises and crackles to audio, emulating varios degradation from Low qiality radio and TV signals, but I don't remember the name.
Devious Machines Texture https://www.deviousmachines.com/texture-2/

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Igro
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Re: Good plugins for drum kicks transformation?

Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:00 am

plexuss wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:18 am
Igro wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:55 am
There was one plugin that could add various noises and crackles to audio, emulating varios degradation from Low qiality radio and TV signals, but I don't remember the name.
Devious Machines Texture https://www.deviousmachines.com/texture-2/
Unfortunately, it is not. The one I'm talking about even had some various TVs And radio pictures with every mode.

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plexuss
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Re: Good plugins for drum kicks transformation?

Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:21 am

Igro wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:00 am
plexuss wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:18 am
Igro wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:55 am
There was one plugin that could add various noises and crackles to audio, emulating varios degradation from Low qiality radio and TV signals, but I don't remember the name.
Devious Machines Texture https://www.deviousmachines.com/texture-2/
Unfortunately, it is not. The one I'm talking about even had some various TVs And radio pictures with every mode.
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