I'm a young musician and i'm doing electro/industrial music (in the same genre as Flesh Field, Covenant, Funker Vogt, Apoptygma Berzerk, Assemblage 23, VNV Nation, etc.).
I have the E-mu eXtreme Lead-1 and an E-mu E4XT Ultra sampler (but i have very few libraries yet). Anyway, i feel that my drum sounds lack power. The E-mu XL-1 has few drum sounds (mainly kicks) that i like. And i need big, powerfull kick sounds for my style.
So i'm asking if you can give me an advice of what synth/drum machine (or Sample CD) that has a lot of those hard and powerfull kick sounds.
Last edited by armindo_dias; 01-24-2002 at 03:56 AM.
Many time when listening to the type of music you are explaining, it is not only the type of sound used, but how that sound is recorded and processed as well that will give you that large, chest pounding sound. Try running two tracks of kick drum sometime in a song that you are working on. Take on track and leave it alone and blend in the secondary track with a compressor on it set to about 10:1 - 20:1 ratio set. When you blend these sounds, you will have the natural tone of the original sample along with the thump of the secondary sound.
The Korg ER-1 makes some of the best bass I've heard. You have to create the bass, though. It uses 4 analog style drum synths any or all of which can be made into a bass (drum) sound. It will never sound like real drums, if that matters. And like cuzinit said, you may need to layer bass sounds to get exactly what you want. One deep bass with a crunchier (distorted, filtered, compressed) bass on top.