Not only Armin van Buuren says, that the kick is the holy grail of dance music. We have all been there and want our kicks to be punchy, a little subby, but well designed at the same time. Choosing the right sample(s) is definitely more than half of the deal - but there are some tricks to modulate your kick drums in many ways.
One way, is to use the warping function of your sample view, to not only add punch in the beginning, but also to extend the sustain or the boomy main body.
Step 1: play with markers
Load a kick sample and open the sample view by double clicking. Then activate warp (if not already active) and set the warp mode or algorithm to re-pitch in the drop down. By double clicking the small bar right above the sample, you set your yellow warp markers, that you can move around as you want. The area between two markers can be modulated now, by moving them around. Try and you already feel the possibilities of this technique.
Step 2: add punch
You add punch, by shrinking the area of the first impact - so beginning of the sample until your second marker. That will pitch only that part of your sample and increases the higher frequencies, which add punch.
Tip: more markers
Add several markers to treat the different parts of your sample individually. Maybe some more sustain for the tail and less boom for the body? Just set the markers accordingly and find your setting.
Extra tip: change warp mode
By setting the warp mode to tones for example, the pitch will not be affected and you can change different parts of your sample in length, creating interesting and unique samples on your own.
Check how Francois turns 1 sample into a whole song - free YouTube tutorial in story!
Also, the complete template file is available - check story!
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