Hardstyle Kick Drum tutorial with Nutty T

Hardstyle Kick Drum tutorial with Nutty T

May 29th 2012

synapse_box.jpgIn another brand new tutorial Blutonium Records meistro Nutty T shows us how to make a Hardstyle Kick drum using Synapse Audio’s Junglist synth.




In this new tutorial I’ll show you how to make a Nustyle Kick in Junglist….

Here we go!!

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.



Now you should have a kick drum that sounds something like the example below:


                                            {modmmp3} {mmp3}JungKik.mp3{/mmp3} 

Step 4: Layering

You’ll notice that your kick it hasn’t 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 you’ll 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. I’m using Step Filter for mine, here are the settings:

Settings for filter:

Base cutoff – 15
Base resonance – 50
Glide – 0
Output – 100%
Mix – 74%

You’ll 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 you’re away! Below is a kick that I made using the same technique as I have shown you…


                                             {modmmp3} {mmp3}nustyle kick example.mp3{/mmp3}

Hope you enjoy!

Nutty T


Links to Nutty Trance Products on DMS 

Nutty Trance Z3TA+ Synth Patches  

Nutty Trance’s hardstyle MIDI Vol 1

Nutty Trance’s hardstyle MIDI Vol 2  

Hardstyle Manipulation Vol 1

Hardstyle Manipulation Vol 2



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