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Design and mix the perfect EDM kick drum for your next track. Learn how to use a synthesizer and mixing plugins like EQ, compression and distortion to create amazing sounding kicks.
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Course Overview

An EDM producer knows that the kick drum can make or break his or her track. Finding the right kick drum sample that fits perfectly in the mix can be difficult and time consuming. We've all been in a situation of going through hundreds of samples, test-fitting and processing them for hours or days, only to end up disappointed.  Here is the course that will teach you how to synthesize your own amazing kick drums that will fit perfectly in the mix. I'll walk you through designing your own kick drum. Using LennarDigital's Sylenth1, we'll start with a simple sine wave and end up with huge kick samples. We'll even test drive the samples with melody and percussion loops so we can hear how they sound in action.  I'll then take you through all the effects and plugins to use to tweak your kick drum sounds.

  • Distortion
  • EQ
  • Compression
  • Limiting
  • Transient control
  • Tube saturation

It's all there.  You can literally make hundreds of variations using these tips and techniques. Stop going through hundreds of samples and save yourself time and frustration. When you sign up, you have lifetime access to the course and a 30-day full money-back guarantee.

Course Curriculum

    • Course Introduction 00:00:00
    • Synthesizing The Kick Drum 00:00:00
    • Distortion & Harmonics FREE 00:00:00
    • Compression 00:00:00
    • EQ 00:00:00
    • Transient Control 00:00:00
    • Limiting 00:00:00
    • Layering 00:00:00
    • Tweaking, tuning & matching 00:00:00
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About the Instructor

Fuad is an EDM Producer and mixing/mastering engineer with over 10 years of experience and 30,000+ students taking his courses.

Course Reviews

  1. Jose del MolinoJune 2, 2016 at 9:14 pm

  2. Tintswalo NkunaJune 7, 2016 at 3:59 am

  3. Jennifer KirbyJune 8, 2016 at 6:22 pm

  4. Charles DunckerJune 21, 2016 at 11:29 pm


    Very self explainitory, great instructor

  5. Arsene IbambasiJune 24, 2016 at 11:40 am


    I really loved this course! very informative, very well explained without being confusing. It’s excellent

  6. Hawkar Heersh FawziJune 26, 2016 at 6:09 pm



  7. marioenlaweb enlawebJuly 1, 2016 at 11:54 pm

  8. Rodessa PfefferleJuly 7, 2016 at 3:22 am

  9. Denis SigeitchenkovJuly 11, 2016 at 10:28 am

  10. 5
  11. 5

    I learned much so far about sylenth1 progamming. But I’ve never seen how to do a kick. I will try to use it in my next projects 🙂

  12. 4.5

    separating tail and attack-click is another good method to have full control of the click as well (instead of being limited to using the pitch-approach)

  13. 5

    Excellent and valuable course

  14. 5

    Awesome. I’ve never created my own kick drums nor have I ever realized how much detail is involved in doing so. An excellent and informative course. -S. Gale

  15. Gede Esa WirawanOctober 30, 2016 at 9:21 pm


    nice course

  16. 2.5
  17. 5

    Great Course! I’d Highly recommend for anyone looking to synthesize their own Kick Drums.

  18. Toni RicciardelliDecember 31, 2016 at 6:39 am

  19. 4.5

    it is useful for me i love it

  20. 5

    Excellent quick guide. Thanks for being a lecturer on Udemy.com

  21. Anderson FuentesMay 6, 2017 at 5:41 am

  22. Maarten GregoireJuly 1, 2017 at 3:16 pm

  23. 5

    very clear

  24. 5

    I wanted to know which parameters to use to make kick drums and I got what I wanted out of this course. It’s short yet informative. Bear in mind, it’s not gonna teach you how to make a vast library of specific drum sounds. Rather, it will equip you up with what you need for further experimentation.

  25. Ashley Lynn HawkinsDecember 21, 2017 at 12:18 am


    Recently I have been seeking out a ton of feedback on my work and in almost every critique and review of my work includes that my kicks are not well formed, or not well mixed. It’s been a problem I’ve actually been hyper aware of for a long time.

    Watching random YouTube videos always just seemed to confuse me further. I have some great mentors, but with our busy schedules and the difficult nuances of eq’ing and blending a kick has just been too tall of an order for anyone to fill.

    This lessons were fantastic, and the differences I was able to make in one of my tracks almost instantaneously was phenomenal. The instructor does a great job of exemplifying how to find the sound you are looking for…and honestly that’s just incredible.

    Links to my project before and after below.

    Before: https://tinyurl.com/Bee4Class

    After: https://tinyurl.com/AfterCl4ss

    I mean the commission still needs some work.. but the difference in the Kick is A++ Still not quiiiite perfect.. but I’m definitely getting somewhere now.

  26. 5

    I’m new to EDM production, but I really liked the course, very clear explanation, and I think it is worth to mention that I used a default synth from Logic Pro for a kick.

  27. 5

    A good presentation on how to make a kick drum with effects.

  28. Fernando ZambranoJanuary 7, 2018 at 8:53 pm

  29. Kenneth AlbinssonJanuary 10, 2018 at 4:41 pm

  30. Jeffery Wayne DavisMarch 13, 2018 at 6:38 am


    Great course! Fuad not only covered how to make a kick sound using a synth, but he also covered how to EQ it, distort it, compress it, limit it, shape the transient and body, and how to tune it it to sit correctly in a song. Fuad’s teaching style is casual yet informative.

  31. 5

    Great instructor! Love the pace of the course: straight to the point but without leaving any details.

    I particularly liked how Fuad constantly put himself into the position of the viewer (me). It’s easy to assume the viewer understands everything, and forget to mention something critical.

    Sometimes I would have a question in my head, but Fuad would end up answering it a few seconds later, as if he knew I didn’t understand something properly! That’s a great skill to have as an instructor because it allows the knowledge to be properly transferred to the student, especially in a one-directional situation.

    For example, I would wonder how to tune the kick, or what the modulation knob was actually doing, or why he was cutting frequencies instead of boosting them, or how to correctly make up the gain.

    I’m going to watch a few other courses by Fuad for sure!

  32. 4

    I think the overall course rating is a bit inflated. This course is good for the first step but there are flaws. It just feels a bit rushed and leaves many ideas blurry. I still have to go and ask reddit or watch some videos in order to understand the concepts in this course. I wont go into full detail because it would be too long. For example, I wish that the instructor talked more deeply about the differences between compression,limiting,transient control etc…and I wish that he explained some knobs more.

    Additionally, this course is on Ableton therefore the plugins are mainly native Ableton plugins so if you use FL studio, you have to find the similar type of plugins,so keep that in mind.

    Overall, you learn many things and it is beneficial but not even close to the ideal course in this topic in my opinion.

    Buy this course knowing these things and dont be surprised.

  33. 5

    basic and clear explanation and demonstration. this course made it so much easier to make kick drums.

  34. Jesko Peppler-GüntherApril 12, 2018 at 4:32 pm

  35. 4.5
  36. 5

    During my whole production journey, all the time I ask myself, why are my kicks are not so great, punchy and have not good looking waveform even I used kick samples from different producers.

    During that course I find all the answers I need, and lerned not just kick drums, lots off stuff about sound design, waveforms, manuplating them and having all the control of kick in my tracks.

    Make sure that, when you finish the course you can easly build and design your own kicks and will have lots of knowlage about waveform shaping of kick drums

    Thank you again Fuad for your amazing course, great work, great details, great presantation.

    I will continue with other courses of Fuad as well.

    Thank You..

  37. Gordon BennettJune 13, 2018 at 5:17 pm

  38. Rodrigo TeixeiraJune 21, 2018 at 3:26 pm

  39. 2.5
  40. 5
  41. 3.5

    Grundsätzlich guter Kurs und Lehrer. Der Kurs deckt allerdings nur einen Teilaspekt des Kick Drum Sound Designs ab.

  42. 5

    This was my second course from Fuad Murad and I am lucky that I have found his courses. He is a great instructor. He explains everything very clearly. I like it very much. I have no doubt to recommend it to everyone who is interested in this topic.

    First course I took was: The Complete EDM Production Course – Produce, Mix & Master – Also a great one!


  43. Floriano RighettiJanuary 6, 2019 at 9:51 am

  44. Simonas KrasauskasJanuary 20, 2019 at 6:32 pm

  45. 4

    Corso perfetto dopo il corso EDM completo di Fuad. Il lavoro di creazione della cassa aiuta sicuramente a prendere confidenza con gli strumenti audio e con il sinth sylenth 1.

  46. Vishnu1999 VanzzMarch 30, 2019 at 12:57 pm

  47. Alex Aletto GrossoApril 4, 2019 at 3:45 am

  48. 5

    Amazing way to create your own kick drum to fit your track! Definitely recommended!

  49. Matthew Drew CallisApril 12, 2019 at 11:41 pm

  50. Mykyta ShchurMay 4, 2019 at 3:39 pm


    I liked this course. A lot of useful information. Especially about compression and other processing.

  51. James BrownellMay 13, 2019 at 5:08 pm

  52. 5
  53. Luigi FrattolilloMay 22, 2019 at 1:45 pm

  54. Arthur FedorovJune 5, 2019 at 4:07 am

  55. Michael HaslerJune 16, 2019 at 4:29 am

  56. 3.5
  57. Rafael HernandezAugust 13, 2019 at 4:36 pm


    That was a great course as well very detailed and informative. I recomend it for anyone that produce EDM, House etc. AAAAAA++++++

  58. 4.5
  59. Sigurður FinnbogasonSeptember 10, 2019 at 11:51 am

  60. 4.5
  61. 仁志 赤羽目October 21, 2019 at 7:49 am


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