Hardstyle Kick Drum Tutorial
Hardstyle Kick Drum Tutorial

Hardstyle Kick Drum Tutorial

In this new tutorial Ill show you how to make a Nustyle Kick in Junglist.

Step 1: Basics
The first thing to do is load Junglist up, and choose the Dirt Kick A3 preset.

Step 2: Waves
You will see 2 types of wave symbols, now turn the 1st wave to wave 5 and leave the other as it is.

Step 3: Amp Envelope
Now we want to give the kick a longer tail - to do this we need to change the sustain and make it a little longer, so put the sustain to about halfway, and turn the release up just a breather.

Step 4: Master Section
In the master section of Junglist at the bottom right hand side turn Dist to around 3/4 this will give a little distortion to our kick.
Step 4: Layering
Youll notice that your kick it hasnt got that impact this is where the layering comes into place, so export the kick as an audio file and load it up in Cubase (or your favourite sequencer!).

Next import yourself a new kick sample that you feel is adaquate and has a nice clicky punch. Our next stages will be to add EQ, Compression and add a little Datube (Or Similar plugin) distortion.

Now youll need to import another copy of your Junglist kick into the sequencer and layer the two copies perhaps adding a filter on only one of the copies of the kick with your EQ and Compression. Im using Step Filter for mine, here are the settings:

Settings for filter:
Base cutoff 15
Base resonance 50
Glide 0
Output - 100%
Mix - 74%

Youll want your filter set exactly in the middle, between your highpass and lowpass. Next you are going to put a little EQ, Compression and maybe a little Quadrafuzz on your second kick to give it a bit of crunchiness. These are very subjective techniques so experiment and find out what works best for you!

Now just play around with the levels a bit and the distortion and youre away! Hope you enjoy!

Mark is a avid DJ who likes to mix and produce tracks with various electro loops and Vocal MIDI Files. Mark works for dancemidisamples.com in the UK who sell various DJ Sample packs and MIDI producer packs.