Reply To: How do you tune your drums?


Hey Blackart, I think the problem with tuning to the root key is that you are so limited to certain frequencies. I was having this problem a long time ago where i was tuning them to the root like you but it was not the frequency that worked for that drum hit or the drums as a whole, So from some analysis i started seeing that producers were pitching there drums to other notes within the key signature for their song. I think most use either root or the perfect fifth and that generally gives you a enough options maybe a third too not exactly sure. But for me just having the root and the fifth is enough. I think maybe even doing it like this using different notes can thicken up your mix as playing one note on a piano then playing a chord on a piano. But as others say if it sounds good it is good 🙂

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