4. Be Careful With Loops
One of the biggest mistakes we see producers make is to add a bunch of percussion, hat and top loops to their drums without checking whether they work together.
This is a surefire way to end up with a cluttered, muddy and confusing mix that’ll leave anyone listening with their head in their hands instead of pumping their fist.
Next time, try to think carefully about whether or not a particular loop adds any groove or value to your drums. Don’t be afraid to edit these longer loops down to shorter clips (or even individual sounds).
Doing this will give you the chance to program a much cleaner drum groove, where each sound has its own space and doesn’t have to fight with 5 other overlapping loops.