If your kick is “lacking” in the mix, FilterFreak may just be the ticket. You can use it to beef up a thin kick, add beater noise to a soft kick, tighten up a flabby kick, completely transform into something new and more. You can also use the Analog Mode to compress, distort, or shred for more punch and then mix it back in with your original for that perfect kick.
The fastest way into this one is to start with one of our presets. Want to add some beater noise to your kick? Start with “Click Kick” or “Tight Knock” From here you’ll be tweaking threshold release, mod amount, frequency, and especially the Mix.
Some additional tips:
- Remember, these presets were made with our drum tracks and will likely not magically fit yours without tweaking at least the threshold.
- These’s a sweet spot where the trigger gets all your kicks without accidental triggers off bleed from other mics.
- If you are getting too many false triggers, you many want to compress or gate or both before going into FilterFreak.
- Try backing off the attack to keep from clashing with your original attack.
- Yes, you can use these on sampled drums too, and they have less back ground noise so they trigger easier.
- Try switching Analog styles and cranking input or output to add more oomph.
“Kick it” with these presets:
For these audio clips, don’t bother listening to them with tiny computer speakers. These are kicks and they need some oomph.