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Make your drops sound bigger

Make your drop sound bigger instantly


I know your time is valuable so let's get right to the point.
What we will cover here are some easy to apply techniques that will make your drops sound better instantly. (how to grow your audience)






1. Automate the Master

Yes it can be that easy. What you have to look out for is that you don't pass that sweet spot. What I mean with that is if your song is made so that your master is -3db don't make the drop 2db. Try making the rest a bit lower and when the drop hits you automate the volume up. This is used a lot in live performances and concerts when the main act comes up they will just turn up the volume.







2. playing with your bass

Now there are 2 ways to use this effect
Automate a EQ on the master
Add more bass in the drop
EQ the master: what you do is you ad a EQ during the buildup. You slowly automate it so that you are removing lower frequencies.
70-100 Hz and below using high pass filter. it is your choice to cut more/less lower frequencies. Try to make it sound natural and not too thin in relation to the rest of your mix.
Also, when you roll off those low frequencies, this will most likely give a bit more headroom to the build up part so you can increase its volume level if you feel its necessary. 

Add more bass in the drop: This is a little trick I learned from watching a Steve Dada seminar. What you do is before the drop you make the kick the lowest frequencies. Then when your drop hits you can add your bass/sub bass.







3. White Noise

This is a very simple technique that so many people forget. It is as simple as adding some white nonce to your drop make sure to echidna it do. You can make your whiteness with a synthesizer or a sample. If you want you can also use a crowd sample these really help to make a dope feel fuller.




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