Shaoshi:Hey guys, when i'm creating kicks, I can't seem to get enough high end? Boosting highs gives too many noisy artifacts, and sounds like shit, any tips?
you have to give it more distortion, the "pros" start
the kick chain with a very overdriven sound if you don't already know, um by overdriving the sound it creates a balance of high end frequencies to work with
If you don't start with an overdriven kickdrum sample, you have to use many, many distortion plugins, even when you think "I can fix this with eq", usually you can't and the simple problem is that you need more distortion + eq and not just eq
btw timestretching also causes noise artifacts which cannot be removed with eq, so beware of that.. and in my opinion you should never really timestretch a bass layerwhich has frequencies over 4khz