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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Gabba Kick Drums in Junglist VST

In this new tutorial I'll show you how to make a Nustyle Kick in Junglist.

Step 1: Basics

The first thing to do is load Junglist up, and choose the 'Dirt Kick A3' preset.

Step 2: Waves

You will see 2 types of wave symbols, now turn the 1st wave to wave 5 and leave the other as it is.

Step 3: Amp Envelope

Now we want to give the kick a longer tail - to do this we need to change the sustain and make it a little longer, so put the sustain to about halfway, and turn the release up just a breather.

Step 4: Master Section

In the master section of Junglist at the bottom right hand side turn Dist to around 3/4 this will give a little distortion to our kick.

Step 4: Layering

You'll notice that your kick it hasn't got that impact this is where the layering comes into place, so export the kick as an audio file and load it up in Cubase (or your favourite sequencer!).

Next import yourself a new kick sample that you feel is adaquate and has a nice clicky punch. Our next stages will be to add EQ, Compression and add a little 'Datube' (Or Similar plugin) distortion.

Now you'll need to import another copy of your Junglist kick into the sequencer and layer the two copies perhaps adding a filter on only one of the copies of the kick with your EQ and Compression. I'm using Step Filter for mine, here are the settings:

Settings for filter:

Base cutoff - 15
Base resonance - 50
Glide - 0
Output - 100%
Mix - 74%

You'll want your filter set exactly in the middle, between your highpass and lowpass. Next you are going to put a little EQ, Compression and maybe a little Quadrafuzz on your second kick to give it a bit of crunchiness. These are very subjective techniques so experiment and find out what works best for you!

M. Spacey

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