Quick n Dirty Cloudkicker cover/tone test

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  1. Customisbetter

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    Sup duders. I recently formatted my Studio machine and just finished installing everything today. Still rocking Steven slate EX drums but I decided to try all new samples. This is the basic Rock kit with some EQ on the snare and kick. plus some parallel compression.

    I thought I'd work on the crash snare and kick first. no hats or toms in here yet as the toms are dreadful sounding. The perfect clip to test with is Cloudkicker's late sample "Song 5 drum and bass". That is in Drop A but I did Drop D instead.

    Take a listen and let me know what you think. Its rough but Im bored. Talk to me.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ty17ab9aqrck9ua/adlimited.mp3

    Fixed*
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    Kurkkuviipale Another Sinking ....

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    Forrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrbidden. (The link doesn't work)
     
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    Customisbetter WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot Contributor

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    Wut. Did Dropbox change or some shit? One minute
     
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    The .... you can't stream from public links on dropbox anymore? Thats horseshit.
     
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    iceythe SS.org Irregular

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    Oh, you can.

    Just needs to be dl.dropboxusercontent

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/ty17ab9aqrck9ua/adlimited.mp3


    Edit:

    In comparison, I'd say your kit - apart from the cymbals - sounds much more closed. The kick gets lost, though. I think I hear it, but might as well have been the attack from bass.

    The snare sounds mid-scooped. Lots of emphasis before 200 and after 5kHz.
    Would love to hear some grit to the bass.
    For some reason I just can't seem to appreciate SSD cymbals. I mean, in your clip they do sound relatively decent, but there is no definition, I can't feel their origin. They are just "there" somewhere behind all that diffusion of reflections.

    Digging your rhythm guitars, though!
     
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    Thanks for the crits mang! I have never liked SSD cymbals either. this is the best sounding crash ive ever gotten out of it. However my copy of EZ drummer crashes every time i use it so I can't really experiment much. I'm on a SUPER old system so its a little frustrating. haha

    The bass is horrible and I haven't copied over my old settings for that yet. This is just a dry track on old ass strings.

    I'm going to use that clip as a base line and see what I can come up with tonight. Maybe I'll update with something better!
     
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    iceythe SS.org Irregular

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    Oh, I do think that the one cymbal I hear (pretty clear) is pretty decent. Just.. them in general has proven to be really hard to shape. I hope you get EZDrummer up and going. Toontrack just knows cymbals. SSD definitely has some sweet snares going on.

    I actually use SSD for snare and rest from some Toontrack expansions. I like to think it's best of both worlds. Relatively speaking.

    Bass is not as bad as you think. It's clean, consistent and cuts through well. If we're talking unprocessed bass though, I can't imagine how much better it'll sound once you get those chains and settings set up.
     
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    It sounds ok with the guitar in there but it's pretty mushy. I actually have now list the ability to run any of my drum samplers. God ducking dammit.
    I need a new rig. Haha

    Oh! Maybe I'll try ultra beat. That could get interesting
     

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