#1
Hi guys,

This is my first post on this section so I dunno if this has already been answered.

I am currently working on a death metal album with a friend and we have no drummer and after long debate we came to the conclusion that we're just gonna have to programme our drums, much to my dismay.

So, I wanted to ask you guys is there any mixing techniques to get that old school death metal drum sound? Think Death's Leprosy or Spiritual Healing. I like when the kick is audible but not too clicky, kind of like a thud you know? I love those boomy toms too. Is there any EQ's I should know about? Compression? Reverb?

What way should I pan each piece of the kit and what levels should I set them at?

Just some starter points would be cool then I think I could take it from there and just go with what I think sounds good.

Oh and we're running EzDrummer DFH through Cubase 4.

Thanks in advance!
#2
IMO DFH and Ezdrummer in general will not get you the sound you want. It doesn't have that much versatility, and the kick drums all sound pretty terrible to me.

I think you'll end up looking for a passable sound rather than getting the sound you want with DFH.
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#3
Yeah I was thinking that. That's why I wanted a real drummer but there are none in my area! If I can get somewhat close to what I'm looking for then I'll be happy.