So my normal thing is to start a song with drums. of course im generally doing hard rock so im trying to make the drums pretty big. Big kick, big snare.
So I have MANY expansion packs for my EZ Drums but I tend to come back to the same 1 or 2 snares and kicks…those that are the biggest of course.
So the question is: would there be some value in experimenting with the other “weaker” kicks and snares?? Point being, maybe they have certain qualities that would come out IF they are simply cranked more in the mix??
is it just a matter of cranking a weaker kick or snare up and then it is just as legit as a “stronger” kick or snare??
and I guess a flipside to the question would be; if my drums are TOO big, will it sort of preclude me from making certain kinds of mixes???
for instance I like lots of blues rock and different shades of rock and not all of them have big boomy snares. Some almost have a snare just sounding like a slightly thicker hi hat lol
Any thoughts in general?
a few old mixes where the drums arent exactly huge. Would these just not be legit mixes today? id tend to make the drums bigger I guess but is that at the expense of just having a thicker, snarlier mix??
in general my mixes all tend to get to be pretty thick. ive yet to do anything natural or “open” sounding…maybe thats related to starting with big drums??
is there a snare here?? sounds like another hi hat lol. one of my fave ZZ songs though but I first heard it with the vamped up dgital release, not this old vinyl mix
not tiny, but not huge either even though its a “heavy” song
drums pretty “small” compared to guitars and vox