What differentiates the 808 kicks from others?

What is the difference between a kick and an 808?

The difference between an 808 and a kick drum is that an 808 refers to just the low-end bass sounds that emanate from the kick, but not the attack of the kick drum. In other words, an 808 is the bass – the sound and frequency – whereas the kick refers to the actual kick drum or VST.

How do you choose a kick for 808?

If you’re using an 808 that is more sub-frequency focused, then you will want to search for a kick that isn’t filled with too much low end. If you’re using an 808 that’s more mid-range focus & doesn’t have a lot of sub information, then a kick that has a nice rich low end is the way to go.

What is an 808 kick?

808s are a type of electronic percussion sample that originates from the Roland TR-808 drum machine. They’re characterized by a punchy low-end subby-ness that is easily tunable to different pitches.

What makes a good 808?

90% of what makes an excellent sounding 808 is selecting the best sample. Look for clean and punchy samples that have a consistent body. It will be easier to process and shape them to fit with other elements in the mix. Numerous sample packs offer a variety of 808 sounds to accommodate any genre.

Why is 808 bass so popular?

Over the course of the 1980s, the 808 attracted a cult following among underground musicians for its affordability on the used market, ease of use and idiosyncratic sounds, particularly its deep, booming bass drum.

Why is 808 Muddy?

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Why is an 808 called an 808?

Many know an ‘808’ nowadays to be a booming bass drum sound, frequent in almost all modern hip hop music. But the term 808 came from a drum machine that Roland produced in 1980: the TR-808 Rhythm Composer.

Should your 808 be louder than kick?

Just make it loud in the context of the mix. Especially in hip hop, kick drums like the 808 tend to be the loudest instrument in a mix. Instead of dressing up an 808 with half-a-dozen signal processors, just try making it louder than the other instruments. Start with all your faders down.

Do 808s follow the kick?

And yes, the 808 (or just a bass) typically follows the bass line (or root notes) of a melody, falling in line with the kicks.

How do kick and 808 work together?

How To Mix 808s and Kick Drums

  1. Choose the Right Sounds to Begin With.
  2. Correct Phase Issues Before Mixing.
  3. Pick One of Them to Dominate the “Bassment” – and Set Volume to Match.
  4. EQ the Kick and 808 so They Play Nice Together.
  5. Use Side-Chain Compression to Make Room for the Kick Every Time It Hits.

What frequency is an 808 kick?

between 30Hz and 60Hz

Ideally, the fundamental frequency of your 808 should lie somewhere between 30Hz and 60Hz . You might have a bassline and kick in your mix too, which also occupy that frequency range. If that’s the case, you’ll need to perform some puzzle-piece EQing to gel everything together.

How do you make a kick not clash with 808?

Try using the F6 it to carve out a space for the kick to gel together with the 808—cleaning up the low-end in your mix. Sidechaining will automatically turn down those frequencies in the 808 that clash when the kick hits. In order to make this happen, you need to send the kick signal through the F6 on the 808 channel.