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The Key to a good metal drumkit

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lilbobthebassplayer
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The answer is in layering and mixing. I have tinkered a bit, and have 3 bass drums going to make the sound i want for a single kick. It also makes for a nice depth outlet, if you take away one or the other... 

The same goes for every other drum sound. layer and mix 'em together so they dont clip, and you'll achieve what you want to.

Other than that, there are some really nice sounding cymbals in the library thats available. Just gotta dig a lil bit :)

lilbobthebassplayer
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If y'all want I'll post a .wav or .mp3... just don't wanna give away my secrets... >:)

thijs
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hi lilbob

yes!  i would like to hear your work !!

i agree that layering is a very importent technique (if not the only way) to get exactly the sound you are looking for

combine that with subtle nuances in velocity and timing and you can create some very real-sounding drums (but for metal i assume that you dont want to mess around to much with timing)

 

looking froward to hearing your work !

 

grtz

Thijs

lilbobthebassplayer
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Hello thijs. Haha, you don't know my version of metal...timing is everything...

actually, its the overall sound of the kit that I was looking for, and slowly but surely I am finding my way around. I gotta figure out how to post .mp3s here.

lilbobthebassplayer
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my music will be available at www.lilbobthebassplayer.com as soon as i purchase the domain name and finish building the website.