What frequency should my 808 be?

What frequency should my 808 be?

The 808 takes up the 50-100Hz range comfortably, and you may even try boosting 100-200 or 100-250 a bit to give the 808 a rounder, fuller feeling. But when an 808 is used with a kick and/or bass, take care. All three of these tracks could easily inhabit the 50-250 Hz range.

How do you EQ an 808?

Here’s how:

  1. Add a compressor to the 808.
  2. Route the kick into its sidechain input.
  3. Set the attack to its fastest value, so that every time the kick hits, the 808 turns down momentarily. This will shave the transient off the 808.
  4. Adjust the release until the 808 returns naturally to full volume after the kick hits.

What DB should kick and 808 be?

I usualy set my kick to hit around -10 or -9db. I found somewhere that 808 shoud hit at the same as kick or 5db lower. Listen and set it how loud you want it to the kick, bass and the rest of the mix.

Why is it called 808?

If you’re into hip-hop and pop, you’ve probably heard “808” at some point. That’s a reference to the iconic Roland TR-808, a drum machine created by Ikutaro Kakehashi in 1980.

How do I make my kicks hit harder?

How to Make Your Kicks Hit Harder:

  1. 1 – SATURATION: First in our chain is saturation.
  2. 2 – LAYERING: The next thing is to layer your kicks.
  3. 3 – EQ: Okay, number three is EQ.
  4. 4 – LIMITING: Okay, next is limiting.

Should I compress my 808s?

When the 808 lacks in top-end attack and is too round with too little definition, I’ll use Smack Attack to shape the initial transients and sometimes even exaggerate the tails. Remember that compression is your best friend when it comes to 808s.

How can I make my kicks sound better?

Here are 7 great tips on how to make your kick drum sound better.

  1. PUSH THE MID FREQUENCIES. Contrarily to what most people think, the bass drum is not all about the low end.
  7. 808 KICK.

Should you add reverb to kick?

However, there is definitely a time and place to putting reverb on a kick. First off, there’s no rule against filtering the lows out of the reverb and just using it to add a bit of flavor to the top end of the kick. Second, there’s no rule against automating one kick to shoot into a reverb for accent.

What frequency range should an equalizer be set at?

For instance, the bass or treble knobs in car stereos have extensive bandwidth, thus lower quality control than digital equalizers. 20 Hz-60 Hz: This is the frequency range for the first slider on the left side of the EQ. It’s super low of frequencies, and you’ll need a high-quality subwoofer to hear them or a pair of high-end IEMs.

What frequency range should I mix my 808s at?

In an effective mix, the tracks that extend down to the bass frequencies (250 Hz and below) should have their own separate frequency ranges. If you are using an 808 in place of a bass and kick, then you probably don’t have any issue.

How do you EQ a 808 without touching the EQ?

Aside from subtractive EQ, you have other options. Try side-chaining the 808 to the kick, so that the 808 ducks when the kick plays. With this configuration, you may not need to touch the EQ. Though pay attention to the release times and amount of compression.

Can the 808 be used as a bass track?

The impact gives the 808 its percussive feeling, but the sustained bass frequency is what allows the 808 to be used as a bass track too. See what I did there? Anyway, there are two main issues to avoid when mixing bass frequencies in your track: muddy low-end, and bass sounds that disappear on small speakers such as earbuds, laptops, and phones.

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