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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Tips From Dr. Luke

Dr. Luke is one of the hottest producers around today, with hits under his belt from such big-sellers as Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Ke$ha ("Tik Tok" was the longest running #1 by a female artist since 1977), Kelly Clarkson, Pink and Flo Rida. You may think that some of the music he makes is very pop and commercial, but he's great at what he does and his work is very well crafted.

Dr. Luke's is insight is definitely worth checking out. Here he shows how he layers sounds to come up with a kick sound right for the track, and how he places it on the grid of the song.

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Giacomo said...

very interesting. I have spotted at least 4 kick layers, but I have a question for you Bobby.

How do you think he manages to be all of them phase coherent, and thus not having some sort of bass freq cancellation?

Cheers, Giacomo, Italy

Bobby Owsinski said...

I'm sure it's just a matter of tuning it by ear. If it sounds right, then it is right.


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