EDM Kick Drum Sound Design and Mixing – Create Awesome Kicks (Pro)

  • Course level: All Levels


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.

In this course learn how to design your own amazing kick drum samples that will fit perfectly in the mix.

Course Overview

In this course learn 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 from start to finish and even show you how to perfectly match it to actual melodies and loops.

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.

Even if you don’t own Sylenth1, the techniques you’ll learn in this course can be applied using any software or hardware synthesizer you have.

Course Features

Learn how to make hundreds of kick drum variations using these tips and techniques. Stop going through hundreds of samples and save yourself time and frustration.

  • Kick drum design
  • Distortion
  • EQ
  • Compression
  • Limiting
  • Transient control
  • Tube saturation

What Will I Learn?

  • Make full, punchy kick drums using Sylenth 1 or any synthesizer
  • Tweak kick drums to fit perfectly in the mix
  • Use EQ, compression, Distortion, and more to make your kick drums sound amazing
  • Use skills in this course to create and sell your own sample packs

Topics for this course

9 Lessons1h


Intro to Kick Drums00:02:44

Kick Synthesis and Mixing



  • Sylenth1 or any other software or hardware synthesizer
  • A DAW (Ableton Live, Logic Pro, FL Studio, Cubase, etc...)
  • Plugins that you're comfortable using

Target Audience

  • EDM producers
  • Musicians