How To Make PERFECT Techno Kicks The Fastest Way

How To Make PERFECT Techno Kicks The Fastest Way



Key Takeaways:

  1. New Approach to Techno Kicks: We are introducing a different method for creating techno kicks, moving away from heavy processing and instead focusing on layering and multiband processing.

  2. Efficiency and Consistency: Our method aims for more efficient and consistent results, particularly in controlling the low end of the kicks.

  3. Layered Components: It involves creating different kick components (mid punch, low punch, low rumble, top kicks, reverb gates) through multiband processing and layering them for a more controlled and consistent outcome.

  4. Precise Control: Each component is adjustable in audio form, allowing for precise control over the final kick's characteristics.

Yo, what's up? This is Vince with Raveyard Sounds, and I'm gonna go over my new favorite way to make techno kicks. We just put out the Afterlife Techno Essentials Bundle, which includes the Oblivion Techno Sample Pack, the Elysium Techno Serum Presets Pack, and the Underworld Techno Kick Builder Pack. Today, we're diving into the kick builder—it's been my go-to lately.

Traditionally, folks make techno kicks by layering and heavily processing kicks, adding tons of reverb, delay, and filtering to achieve that big rumble. It works, but it's inconsistent and time-consuming to perfect. So, I took a different approach: creating various kicks, splitting them into layers via multiband processing, resulting in mid punch kicks, low punch kicks, low rumbles, top kicks, reverb gates, and final kick exports.

This method's more efficient and delivers consistent, controlled results, especially in the low end. Let's jump in. The mid punch kicks—covers part of the transient, not too much low end, but plenty of character. Choosing one I like, looping it reveals the kick's direction. Skipping the low punch, let's head to the low rumble, extracted from final kicks for precise frequency placement.

The chosen rumble instantly elevates the kick. Layering these parts creates a solid basis. Sometimes I incorporate low punch kicks for added low-end punch, delaying them to merge seamlessly. Layering these elements instead of heavy processing ensures consistency.

Adding a top kick enriches the high end, making the kick stand out without excessive processing. Next, the reverb gate introduces character and groove. Each part's adjustable nature in audio form allows precise control.

I might apply Drum Buss for added flavor. Recording the final kick, I end up with a versatile element for arranging my track. I might add accompanying elements like kick patterns and background kick loops for groove. These components enhance the track's overall feel and groove.

Layering hats with the kicks provides a fuller context, elevating the track's energy and depth. Overall, this method streamlines the kick creation process, ensuring consistency and ease.

I hope you enjoyed this walkthrough! If you're interested, check out the Afterlife Techno Essentials Bundle on our website. It's a game-changer for techno production. Thanks for watching! See you later.

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