Mixing a Full Drum Kit In Pro Tools (6 Step Drum Mixing Process)

How do you go about mixing a full drum kit? Where do you start? Which drum should you mix first? In this video I answer all of these questions and more. I’m going to show you my 6 step process for mixing drums – from raw to rocking.

The tracks in the video were sent over from an awesome rock band called Powderhead.

They recorded the tracks in a practice studio. The performance was great, and they were recorded professionally. The recordings needed a bit of work though to get them sounding really punchy and radio ready.

Watch along and find out everything that you need to know about getting started with mixing a full drum kit for a rock song. I show you my workflow, which order I mix the drums, which plugins I use, which settings I use and much more. I mix the track on Pro Tools, but this tutorial applies to any DAW, e.g. Logic or Cubase.

And if there’s anything at all relating to mixing drums that you’re still unsure about, just leave a comment below and I’d be happy to help!


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