Hello everybody my first Question here, so please tell me if I do something wrong.
I love the Kickdrum of Disclosure, which and tried to replicate it, but failed horribly. I think they use the same Bassdrum in their track white noise too.
I know that they use Drum Machines (analogue imo) and samples.
My first idea was to use a 808 Kick sample with a pitch envelope of ca. 12 semitones in the first 200 ms or so. I played around with the values and equed out some knocking in the low mids and boosted the punchy 80 hz area. After that i used some Opto type compressor to bring out the initial punch a bit more. I tried to soften the initial click of the 808 by using a 10-20 ms amp envelope. The reason why i did this, is because their drums are deep and have a really nice pitch shift form in the frequency analyzer.
The problem is => my attempts always lead to a way to high aggressive punch/attack compared to Disclosures kicks. I used all sort of basic samples, saturated, clean eq-ed 808s 909s etc. (a lot of urban coockbook 2)
I dont think they use vengeance drums because their sound is so warm and feels "uncompressed", "breathing" and soft
Can you please please help me how to get this sound, or tell me what drum machine they use for that kick.
Thanks and regards. Tobias