If your sample collection lacks a simple and pure kick drum which has no extra noise or effects, watch out this tutorial: I’ll show you how you can quickly create your own kick drum in FL Studio using a FLS native generator plugin called Fruit Kick.
Here’s an example:[audio:http://howtomakeelectronicmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/audio3/Fruit-Kick-Kick.mp3]
Alright, let’s get on to it asap: first, load the Fruit Kick to your project. You will find it under the Channels -> Add One…
If you wan’t a same kind of kick like in the example clip, tweak the Fruit Kick parameters as shown in the pic below:
These settings create a nice, basic, clicky kick drum which should work well in a progressive house for example.
For further processing, assign the Fruit Kick to a free Mixer track and use Fruity Parametric EQ 2 to shape the frequencies:
If you wan’t to shape the kick even more, try compression (I didn’t use compression in the example kick though).
That’s it. Quick and easy! 🙂
Watch the video below to hear how the different parameters in Fruit Kick affect to the sound.
Below, you can download the preset file for the Fruit Kick. After downloading, just double click it to open:
And here’s the .FLP file where the Fruit Kick is assigned to a Mixer track and the kick is processed with PEQ2 – exactly like in the example: