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Adding Punch and Size to Kick Drums

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Producer Ben Lindell uses the Plug&Mix Clarisonix plugin to add punch, fat and clarity to an electronic kick drum.

The Clarisonix has 3 main controls:

  • EQ Focus
  • Sub Level & Mode
  • Clarity

Tweaking them quickly adds size, weight and presence to the kick drum’s original sound and helps the kick cut through the mix.

Music:

"15 Seconds of Fame" by Johnny Burgos - iTunes or Spotify

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Ben Lindell
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Ben Lindell

Ben is a NYC based producer/engineer who has worked with artists from MGMT to Soulja Boy, Bebel Giberto to Lloyd Banks, Ryan Leslie, Olivia, Tony Yayo, Red Cafe, Edie Brickell, Carole Pope and hundreds of other artists from around the world. He grew up in Iowa and then attended the University of Miami.

In addition to being a fantastic musician he is also a tremendous geek when it comes to anything technical, be it software, plug-ins, microphones or outboard gear. It's this marriage of musical creativity and technical know-how that makes him an in demand producer/engineer.

Ben is also the Director of Marketing at pureMix.net, feel free to reach out to him directly, ben@puremix.net

Credits

50 Cent

Soulja Boy

Wale

Kelly Rowland

Chromeo

MGMT

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louivinas
2017 May 14
ok....thats totally different...I love the groove after P&M
gksounds
2017 Apr 17
Great video but I have what I feel is a pretty important suggestion. When you're A/B-ing a plugin on and off. It's really distracting when you stop everything and say 'and now here it is bypassed' and then play. It would be much better if you just played the song and flicked between bypass on and off as the song is playing so we can listen in pure free-flowing context. I found myself getting impatient every time you stopped the track and explained that you were now enabling the plugin. I hope this doesn't come across overly harsh but it would be a great tweak to make in the vids!
mixedbyjojo
2016 Sep 15
u saved it for the big speakers but on small speakers it vanished totally even when u added from the clarity knob... parallel subing would work better
composermikeglaser
2016 Apr 23
Nice one Ben, a quick approach to get an extra punch in the chest.
joelgenaro
2015 Dec 10
wow....good.
joelgenaro
2015 Dec 10
wow....good.
mike4sound
2015 Oct 03
Whats an alternative plugin to this one?
jeromewauk
2015 Apr 06
Great tutorial , and one of the best plugins I own. I love the way you turn it till it sounds right , without all the nasty side effects some eq's add.
Media BCD
2015 Feb 28
Clarisonix is a great 2 knob EQ Low and High. Could have done the same thing with an EQ but it's a good way of showing other ways of working. Personally I liked the kick how it was and though a heavier bass line would have complemented it better, but with the kick sub's frequencies added, it sounded great Too! Good Job!
BEATMASTERGT
2015 Jan 22
QUE BUEN TUTORIAL, MUY PROFESIONAL Y MUY CLARA LA EXPLICACION.
rogerio vieira
2015 Jan 04
Very Good!!!!
fer2009@me.com
2014 Dec 30
sound best without at least on laptop speakers
alexo82
2014 Dec 14
Bravissimo!!
Nenette
2014 Apr 24
Wow! Good plug. Thx for this tuto
Christian Matthew Cullen
2013 Oct 11
Mix sounds awesome- What are you using on your 2 buss? Thanks!
joemarvelly
2013 Oct 07
Is that a Yamaha CS80 in your studio?
g
2013 Jun 21
It comes free with a pureMix subscription.
Sly099
2013 Jun 21
Hi, how do i get the Plugin? Lg Tonsly aha
jasonxoc
2013 Jun 07
That track is awesome! Did you produce that? P&M Clearsonix looks like VOG with some more super useful options. Very cool!
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