Tutorial - How To Mix A Kick With An 808

This is definitely in the top 5 most asked producer questions. It’s been an age old struggle since the beginning of modern production. How do you get your kick drum and your 808 to coexist peacefully in the lower frequencies of your track without making a muddy mess. No need to wonder anymore, we got you covered. This video will show you how to make your kick drum punch through the mix while allowing your 808 to remain upfront and present at the same time. 

Follow along as professional engineer Eric Michael as he gives you a step-by-step guide on how to mix a kick with an 808. 

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Realistic is a Music Producer and Engineer located in the Twin Cities. He started out playing guitar and piano in 2003 and has been producing and recording music since 2004. He produces Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop, & Dance music. 


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Frank November 28, 2017

Thanx – on my iPhone into my sound damaged tin ears, I couldn’t hear much but I sure could see it onscreen. Btw your studio is a visual treat. For singer/songwriters like me could you do some visual mixing showing how to improve or fx a vocal, retaining the vocal signature but steering clear from those nasty vocoder sounds? Human voice seems similar to eg a sax. Maybe it’s the breath that has the magic?
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