In this free tutorial from pureMix, mix-engineer Ben Lindell shows you how to take a plain sounding drum loop and give it some life and excitement. Using just a combination of compression and EQ, Ben enhances not just the overall tone of the drums but also brings out more of the groove as well. All of this takes place using just one plugin, the Softube Grand Channel, which is the channel strip version of Softube's TLA-100F and EQF-1000 plugins.
During the demonstration Ben takes you through setting up the compressor, experimenting with different attack and release settings, using parallel compression, filtering, EQing, and controlling the saturation.
00:00 - Start
00:41 - Compression
03:06 - Parallel Processing
04:22 - Equalization
06:14 - Saturation
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