One of the best things I’ve done in the last couple years to completely transform my drum sounds is to use drum replacement software to enhance the kick and the snare.
I show you how to do this in detail inside the Drum Mix Toolkit, but the gist of it is this:
I don’t always have the best drum sounds because of the typical home studio problems:
- Small rooms
- Inadequate acoustic treatment
- Random resonances from reflections
Being able to layer the drum recordings with kick-ass samples just makes my drums sound that much better.
It solves my problems without making the drums sound fake. Drum replacement software has come such a long way that you can’t really hear when a sample is being used, especially when it’s layered over a real performance done by a real drummer.
Unfortunately, drum replacement software usually doesn’t come cheap. However, Justin Adams, a frequent poster in our Home Studio Musicians Facebook group, shared with us yesterday that the SPL DrumXChanger is over 90% off!
So if you’ve never used sample replacement to improve your drum sounds, now’s your chance.
I don’t get a commission or any perks from Plugin Alliance for telling you this. Nor do I have any idea how long this deal will last because the website won’t say. I even emailed them on your behalf but didn’t hear back and I didn’t want to wait to share this with you any longer. I honestly believe that it’s a great secret weapon to have for your drum mixes.
And if you need help learning the best ways to blend your samples into your drum sounds and use drum replacement properly without your drum mix sounding artificial, check out all the drum mixing techniques I have inside the Drum Mix Toolkit.
Have a great rest of your day,