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Universal Audio 101 - UA In Action – Bass and Drums.
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A snare reverb can help add width and depth to the snare. True or false?
The second snare should be compressed or EQ’ed differently than the first. True or false?
When you turn the Tilt knob to the right on the Tonelux Tilt it makes it sound:
brighter with less bass
brighter with more bass
darker with more bass
Why is it important to keep your drum kit layout approach standardized?
The producers wants it that way
Some books suggest it
It keeps your session organized
Drummers like it
When mixing, you should rely on:
Compressing a snare drum can:
help punch it through the mix
squash it so its not loud
make it sound like a sample
add low end
By increasing the EQ in the 2.5 kHz area of a tom tom, you can:
hear the stick impact better
darken the drum
make it less boomy
make it less muddy
The objective of the first kick drum track is to get the low frequencies, and the second is to get the attack. True or false?
Stereo overhead mics should always be panned hard left and right. True or false?
Adding stereo chorus to a bass can subtract width and depth. True or false?
You can use the Tonelux Tilt plugin as a one-knob EQ. True or false?
Using 2 mics can help give you more options during mixdown. True or false?
Which plugin has a “solo isolate” feature?
Brainworx bx_digital V2
Pultec Passive EQ
How can a bright stereo kick sample help your drum tracks?
So it sounds like Metallica
So you don’t hear the original kick
By having the drums high end ‘tick’ punch through the mix
By getting a more compressed sound
When EQing, it's important to listen to the sound in context with the entire mix. True or false?
The Precision Limiter can:
EQ out the bottom
EQ out the high end
also add input gain
Compressed room mics can:
help bring excitement to the overall sound
make the drums sound distant
make the drums darker
make the kick louder
Using a center mic can be good because:
you can then lower the overheads
it will give you a louder kick
it can help to get a better snare sound
it can help increase the imaging of the drum kit
When approaching the EQ of the kick, you should:
cut the low end out to get a tight sound
make sure there is enough low end
make it bright and thin
put a lot of midrange in it
Playing the part twice can help:
create a natural ‘rub’
make it louder
create phase problems
EQing the high end out of the second bass makes it sound:
like the kick
The 1176LN compressor is often called:
the Blackface model
the 40th Anniversary Edition
When using two bass channels, they should both be adjusted the same. True or false?
It's possible to adjust the DI/Amp balance in the Softube Amp Room plugin. True or false?
Bass should never be panned. True or false?
Universal Audio 101
UA In Action – Bass and Drums
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