The “key spikes” technique [w/ Machine + Lamb Of God]

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The legendary Machine (Lamb Of God, Clutch, Suicide Silence, Fall Out Boy) shows his unique technique of using MIDI “key spikes” to trigger gates, compressors, samples and all kinds of other things in a mix for ultimate control over everything (without relying on the dynamics of the actual sounds themselves)– this one is a GAMECHANGER!

He starts by creating a phase-accurate MIDI notes for EVERY drum hit in the session, then prints that to audio and uses the audio as the input to the various plugins. He demonstrates the key spikes technique using Logic Pro X, but the same general approach should work in any DAW.

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