How do you make a big 808 sound?
- Add a compressor to the 808.
- Route the kick into its sidechain input.
- Set the attack to its fastest value, so that every time the kick hits, the 808 turns down momentarily. This will shave the transient off the 808.
- Adjust the release until the 808 returns naturally to full volume after the kick hits.
How many dB should my 808 be?
How much should 808 stand out in mix as db? I usualy set my kick to hit around -10 or -9db. I found somewhere that 808 shoud hit at the same as kick or 5db lower. Listen and set it how loud you want it to the kick, bass and the rest of the mix.
Who invented 808 bass?
That’s a reference to the iconic Roland TR-808, a drum machine created by Ikutaro Kakehashi in 1980. Its unique dribbling bass drum sound is what artists mean when they say “turn up the 808.” The pursuit of the perfect low-frequency 808 sound is a real struggle for producers.
What db level should 808 be?
around -18 dBFS
Instead of dressing up an 808 with half-a-dozen signal processors, just try making it louder than the other instruments. Start with all your faders down. Bring up the 808 so it’s at a reasonable level in your DAW (probably somewhere around -18 dBFS).
What does saturation do to 808s?
Adding saturation & distortion to your 808s is an excellent tool to add those upper harmonics to your 808s so they can be heard across all different types of speaker systems. Saturation & distortion is also a great way to add extra excitement & make an 808 your own unique sound that can stand out from other 808s.
Should I compress my 808s?
When the 808 lacks in top-end attack and is too round with too little definition, I’ll use Smack Attack to shape the initial transients and sometimes even exaggerate the tails. Remember that compression is your best friend when it comes to 808s.