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Written by Fairhaven College Professor Russell Fish for Weathervane Music, this short PDF explains how to make even the most inadequate kick sound big, round and punchy using an oscillator or signal generator and a gate. These basic techniques are easy to do on the fly, but more than that, they expand your imagination for how even the simplest plug-ins that come with your DAW can be integrated to make more complex effects.