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Velcome to ze "Tips 'n' Tricks" bit - Here's a variety of tips from all areas of studio, midi & live work. The emphasis here is not just about tricks to get sounds, but also ideas to save money or time.

But surely YOU have soom real cool tips to share with your comrades in arms of the music world?! - Feel free to add your own money-saving or technique tips!

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160 - Pro 909 Kicks... the secret.        

From: Tom Baker
Email: tom@cybertools.co.uk
Date: 17-Apr-00


First, take a clean 909 kick, convert it to an mp3 (=<128k bitrate)then play it in winamp. Now hit the EQ and boost the 1K. Record it back to disk as wav. Whip it into cool-edit and use the stretch option (with `preserve neither' option checked) use a gliding stretch to slow it down by 10/20 percent starting from about 1/4 of the way in. Next use the volume envolope (forget about the commpressors and all that) and make the sample boom out in the middle and then fade. Just after the initial click you may want to push it in a bit. (The linear volume envelope window makes it soooo easy and you can hear the result double quick. Now, If you aint happy, take your result back into winamp, and play away with the EQ. You may be surprised with what you can do to a 909 kick around the 500k. (another tip, distort the 500k, bring it back into winamp and knock it down again to mask the distortion) great for making disorted kicks that dont sound too distorted) again, play with reducing the 300k for clean invisible kicks that dont flood your bassline. Dont get too eager with the EQ coz when you bust it on someone elses system it may sound shite. And remember the 909 made dance music as we know it today. Those ravers dont like the focus of their lives being mutated too much. there is an argument for using clean 909 kicks tho' Few pro's really do this. Listen to Paul van dyk's kicks in comparison to other tunes and you'll know what I mean.


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