GETTING BIG SOUNDING 808'S DOESN'T
HAVE TO BE HARD
July 10, 2017
Making big 808's like the ones you hear in your favorite songs isn't as hard as you think. In this video I'm going to show you a few tips and tricks that have really helped step up my 808 game.
An 808 is just a term describing a subby kick that has a long enough of a decay to hear an actual pitch or tone.
I like to think of 808's as 4 distinct sections:
1.) Click or attack sound - usually high pitched, like click or hi hat etc
2.) Body - The actual "kick" tone.
3.) Sub - The low, sub range sine wave (sometimes a square)
4.) High Frequency Magic - This is where and how the 808 will pop out of your mix and sound huge!