Mixing Drums: Tuning The Toms To The Bass With Hot Tuna

A good tuner plug-in like Hot Tuna is not only for guitar players to tune their instrument: have you ever thought about using it for mixing? Here is an example with drums that had to be tuned to the bass synth track to make the whole mix work. Check it out!

We had no choice, the toms were messing with the tuning of the synth bass making it sound like it was playing the wrong note, of course with an isolated tom hit this wouldn’t have been much of a problem but since this is a tom roll the duration of the damage was too long not to pay attention to it and fix it. It should be mentioned that the toms were originally part of the main drum kit track, we had to re print them separately for tuning.

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