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    The drummer I recorded was inconsistant with how hard he hit his kick drum, making it so when I mix it sometimes it's too loud, sometimes it's too soft, and sometimes it sounds different. Any way I can get it to sound the same volume / tone without changing the Gain on each kick? Any help is appreciated, thank you.

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    Drumagog.

    Or, you can use ReCycle to chop the part up, and get the MIDI info out of it (you may need to cut the drum track in smaller chunks so you don't end up with 10 gazillion slices). Then whip out a sampler, load some of the "good" hits in it, and trigger it from the ReCycled part. Note that you'll need to edit the notes in the MIDI parts generated by ReCycle to coinside with whatever notes you've mapped in your sampler. I say load several of the good hits in it instead of just one so that it doesn't sound mechanical, obviously sampled. You follow?
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    oops. I screwed up. Comression will help with the levels, but to get strictly uniform tone sans rerecording, go with Drumagog, as mentioned above. At this point Drumagog would probably be the better choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tourettes5139
    oops. I screwed up. Comression will help with the levels, but to get strictly uniform tone sans rerecording, go with Drumagog, as mentioned above. At this point Drumagog would probably be the better choice.
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    All good suggestions. It's true that when a drummer changes how hard he hits something (especially snare too), the tone will change. If it's that bad, I'll cut copy paste a good sounding hit over the parts that need it. Drumagog, and samplers are a great way to do that as well.
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    If it's not terrible, I usually pick one I like and copy it, and then paste it over any really weak ones. Compression does the trick for the ones that are in the middle.

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    How much compression do you add to it? I really suck at using the compressor. I have no idea what to do with it, what would an ideal Raio, Attack, Release, Etc set up be for a kid drum? I'm using Cubase LE if that matters. Thanks for all your suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inmyheartx
    How much compression do you add to it? I really suck at using the compressor. I have no idea what to do with it, what would an ideal Raio, Attack, Release, Etc set up be for a kid drum? I'm using Cubase LE if that matters. Thanks for all your suggestions.

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    Compression won't make the kick uniform... like everyone said, go download the free drumagog demo at www.drumagog.com and see if you can understand it... it's a great program and worth it's price.

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