Mixing 808 with EQ, Sidechain Compression, VTM and MaxxBass

Watch the Mixing 808 with EQ, Sidechain Compression, VTM and MaxxBass from YouTube here

Mixing 808 with EQ, Sidechain Compression, VTM and MaxxBass

Hey, folks!

Matthew Weiss here — www.mixingedm.com,
also mixinghiphop.com.

I wanted to give you guys some insight on
to how I would treat the 808 from a master

track producer.

In this case, Sonny Digital.

I’m going to give you a little bit of insight
into the actual process.

Here is the record untreated, and then I will
play it treated and explain to you why and

how I did what I did.

[song before 808 processing]

[song after 808 processing]

Okay.

So, first of all, the kick and 808 combination
sounds good without any processing, and that’s

important, because we don’t want to ever really
rely on the mix for something to sound good.

The mix should get something that sounds good,
to great.

Not get something that sounds okay to good.

Anyway, so Sonny’s sound selection is very
good.

Now, I wanted to take it a little bit further,
so the thing that I thought was lacking a

little bit with the 808 was the actual tone
of it.

The sort of texture and notation that gave
us the melody and presence of the 808.

[808 plays]

So, here’s what I ended up doing.

My first move was basically just to pull up
some of the mid-range on the 808.

It’s pretty basic.

If you hear the 808, you can tell that there
is a little bit of overdrive in it naturally,

and I’m simply exaggerating that, and I’m
doing it with a pretty healthy boost here.

About 4.5dB at around 600Hz.

Nothing crazy about that though, really.

The next move is where it gets a little bit
strange.

Here’s this.

[808]

This is a multi-band compressor, and it’s
keyed to the kick drum, meaning when the kick

hits, this big boost that I’ve got going on
here ducks out.

[808]

Why am I doing that?

Well, that tonality range is kind of where
the kick is living, so if I take the ratio

and I turn it down 1:1 here…

[808]

So, if I don’t engage this compression, and
I pull up that frequency range, the 808 becomes

really aggressive, and it starts to kind of
muddle with the kick drum just a little bit,

and in certain contexts, actually, this wouldn’t
bother me.

If this was a more aggressive record, I would
be okay with it, but because it sort of has

this smoother kind of R&Bish feel, I don’t
want there to be too much clashing, I don’t

want there to be too much aggression, so this
is a good way to kind of get the best of both

worlds.I’ll turn the ratio back up.

[808 plays]

Now, the kick is really clear, but you’re
still getting a good amount of tone from the

808.

So, that’s a pretty important part of this
process.

The very last step is this MaxxBass.

MaxxBass is really cool.

It’s kind of like R-Bass.

It’s basically the same system, except for
that there’s a little bit more control over

what you can do.

So, one of the things that I really like is
this dynamics section, because MaxxBass is

generating a subharmonic, as well as a super-harmonic
to give the impression of more bass, as well

as more weight, but you can manipulate the
shape of that harmonic by compressing it,

and for certain things like making an 808
really rumble-y, that can be really cool.

So here’s an exaggerated version of that,
before and after.

[808]

So, you feel that speaker excursion, you feel
that weight added.

Now, I’m doing it much more subtly than that.

It sounds like this.

[808]

So, you more feel it than hear it, but that
little subtle difference, I feel does enhance

it quite a bit.

And the last thing that I’m doing is using
this tape saturation on both the kick and

the bass, because it sort of creates this
slightly homogenized tone over the whole thing.

[808 and layered kick drum, before and after
saturation]

So, it has this nice way of sort of rounding
everything out and making it a little bit

goofier, as I was saying in the beginning,
and I think for the record, it works very

well.

If I wanted something that was a little punchier
and a little more focused, I’d leave it off,

but again, a lot of these decisions are contextual.

So, one more time, before and after.

[song, before and after processing]

Alright guys, that’s it for now.

Hope that you learned something, and until
next time!

Mixing 808 with EQ, Sidechain Compression, VTM and MaxxBass

Instant access to every in-depth mixing course from Matthew Weiss: http://theproaudiofiles.com/members
Mixing 808s: http://theproaudiofiles.com/808
Mixing Hip-Hop: http://mixinghiphop.com
Mixing EDM: http://mixingedm.com
Learn compression: http://learncompression.com

A tutorial on mixing 808s with a layered kick drum using EQ, FabFilter Pro-MB multiband compressor, MaxxBass and Slate Virtual Tape Machine.

Transcript:

Hey, folks! Matthew Weiss here — www.mixingedm.com, also mixinghiphop.com.

I wanted to give you guys some insight on to how I would treat the 808 from a master track producer. In this case, Sonny Digital. I’m going to give you a little bit of insight into the actual process.

Here is the record untreated, and then I will play it treated and explain to you why and how I did what I did.

[song before 808 processing]

[song after 808 processing]

Okay. So, first of all, the kick and 808 combination sounds good without any processing, and that’s important, because we don’t want to ever really rely on the mix for something to sound good. The mix should get something that sounds good, to great. Not get something that sounds okay to good.

Anyway, so Sonny’s sound selection is very good. Now, I wanted to take it a little bit further, so the thing that I thought was lacking a little bit with the 808 was the actual tone of it. The sort of texture and notation that gave us the melody and presence of the 808.

[808 plays]

So, here’s what I ended up doing. My first move was basically just to pull up some of the mid-range on the 808. It’s pretty basic. If you hear the 808, you can tell that there is a little bit of overdrive in it naturally, and I’m simply exaggerating that, and I’m doing it with a pretty healthy boost here. About 4.5dB at around 600Hz. Nothing crazy about that though, really.

The next move is where it gets a little bit strange. Here’s this.

[808]

This is a multi-band compressor, and it’s keyed to the kick drum, meaning when the kick hits, this big boost that I’ve got going on here ducks out.

[808]

Why am I doing that? Well, that tonality range is kind of where the kick is living, so if I take the ratio and I turn it down 1:1 here…

[808]

So, if I don’t engage this compression, and I pull up that frequency range, the 808 becomes really aggressive, and it starts to kind of muddle with the kick drum just a little bit, and in certain contexts, actually, this wouldn’t bother me. If this was a more aggressive record, I would be okay with it, but because it sort of has this smoother kind of R&Bish feel, I don’t want there to be too much clashing, I don’t want there to be too much aggression, so this is a good way to kind of get the best of both worlds.I’ll turn the ratio back up.

[808 plays]

Now, the kick is really clear, but you’re still getting a good amount of tone from the 808. So, that’s a pretty important part of this process. The very last step is this MaxxBass.

MaxxBass is really cool. It’s kind of like R-Bass. It’s basically the same system, except for that there’s a little bit more control over what you can do. So, one of the things that I really like is this dynamics section, because MaxxBass is generating a subharmonic, as well as a super-harmonic to give the impression of more bass, as well as more weight, but you can manipulate the shape of that harmonic by compressing it, and for certain things like making an 808 really rumble-y, that can be really cool.

So here’s an exaggerated version of that, before and after.

[808]

So, you feel that speaker excursion, you feel that weight added. Now, I’m doing it much more subtly than that. It sounds like this.

[808]

So, you more feel it than hear it, but that little subtle difference, I feel does enhance it quite a bit.

And the last thing that I’m doing is using this tape saturation on both the kick and the bass, because it sort of creates this slightly homogenized tone over the whole thing.

[808 and layered kick drum, before and after saturation]

So, it has this nice way of sort of rounding everything out and making it a little bit goofier, as I was saying in the beginning, and I think for the record, it works very well. If I wanted something that was a little punchier and a little more focused, I’d leave it off, but again, a lot of these decisions are contextual.

About The Pro Audio Files

Tutorials on mixing, mastering and producing music in Pro Tools with plugins from Waves, FabFilter, SoundToys, Softube, Sonnox, PSP, Slate Digital and more. Learn how to mix using EQ, compression and effects like reverb, delay, saturation and distortion on vocals, drums, guitar, bass and more.

Mixing 808 with EQ, Sidechain Compression, VTM and MaxxBass

The amount of plays  for the Mixing 808 with EQ, Sidechain Compression, VTM and MaxxBass video is 27738

Embedded from the The Pro Audio Files youtube channel

Duration of the “Mixing 808 with EQ, Sidechain Compression, VTM and MaxxBass” video is 06:03 hh:mm:ss

It also has already 287 likes and 12 dislikes on Youtube

Used tags for this video are eq,how to use compressor,hip hop mixing,sub,pro-q 2,mixing 808,mix,low end,sine wave,kick drum,hip-hop,808,slate digital,kicks,mixing hip hop,how to use eq,808’s,equalizer,sonny digital,compression techniques,fabfilter,slate virtual tape machine,the pro audio files,808s,mixing,pro-mb,eq tips,equalization,Roland TR-808,how to mix 808,how to use equalizer,waves maxxbass,mixing kick drums,mixing beats,bass,Equalization,audio compression

The rating for this video is 0 stars at the moment

Mixing 808 with EQ, Sidechain Compression, VTM and MaxxBass

AudiobyRay is collecting usefull videos from youtube to present trending and up to date content for music producers.

Therefore this video “Mixing 808 with EQ, Sidechain Compression, VTM and MaxxBass” has been embedded from youtube.

The owner of this  video has already given permission to use their video by accepting the Terms and Conditions from youtube here