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Old 2003-10-10, 18:18
casperrog casperrog is offline
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Why am I getting weak drums

I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but unless you run your drums to a compressor outside of reason, like cool edit, t-racks, or wavlab, the overall sound of the drums turns out really weak, not really giving you a beat driven track if your making dance, dnb, hip hop, or whatever else. I usually seperate my tracks to master anyway, but I could never perform live with Reason due to this limitation.

I was talking to a few people about the problem, and they said it was because of the engine that Reason runs on. It's not capable doing compression of that magnitude, and since its just a sample emulator, I can't really get a "custom" sound from it. At first I didn't believe him, but as I got to trying different things with drums to turn them up, I"m slowly believing they were right. I notice a clicking sound when you use the frequency cutoff control on Dr. REX, alongside having a very monoy tone with my drums even with default compression. They sound flat unless I run them through analogue compressors which I think is ludicrous because I've already run them through once through a compessor in Reason and I have to do it again, which ultimately kills my sound in mastering.

I've used this product for 2 years and I feel I have learned a lot from using Reason, but I'm wondering if I'm trying to get a professional sound from my work, am I able to do it with this programme, or should I look towards other means?

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