How to Mix Drums – The Ultimate Guide

Mixing drums is a process that involves balancing the volume of the different drum sounds, removing unwanted frequencies using EQ, applying compression to get tighter dynamics, enhancing transients, shortening decays, and using additional audio effects … Read more

What is an 808?

The term 808 refers to the TR-808, a popular drum machine originally produced by Roland between 1980 and 1983. 808 is also the name given to a specific type of kick drum sound with very … Read more

The 5 Best Hi-Hat Mics for All Budgets (2022)

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Cardioid condenser microphones are recommended as the best types of mics for hi-hats, while omnidirectional mics also do the job pretty well. Hi-hats have a rich sound, fast transients, and form a vital part of … Read more

The Best U87 Alternatives (2022)

The Neumann U87 is one of the most sought-after microphones for its rich sound and versatility. This comes at a cost… it’s not cheap! However, there have been serious attempts at recreating this highly successful … Read more

The 7 Best Tom Mics (2022)

You need a specific type of microphone to properly capture the sound from your tom drums. There are many mics made specifically for this purpose. Also, tom mics that are easily mountable can really make … Read more

Atlas 2 from Algonaut (Plugin Review)

Atlas 2 is a drum machine and sample management plugin that automatically categorizes and maps out your samples onto a color-coded map using AI. After playing around with this plugin, I’m sharing my thoughts about … Read more