The kick is such an important part of dance music. How do you craft yours? I recently got into the Xfer Nerve software drum machine, which lets you combine sounds to make your own kick drum. Usually, we take the top of an existing kick drum and add our own low end, which is often just a synth filling out the oomph that we need. Then we put a compressor on there to make the kick drum more snappy, to help it blend, and to make the sound whole.more
At 3:18 of this video with *Panorama Productions*, Duda talks about Nerve saying "“Nerve is just a full-featured software drum machine; allows you to bring in samples and what I’ve done is I’ve made my own adaptation that’s running on this hardware here called a [Monome 256](https://equipboard.com/items/monome-16x16-dj-controller).”more
Xfer Nerve is still in the top 5 drum plugins in 2019.
The more you really knuckle down with it the more you realise the power to create some truly awesome and original beats.
Check out this video of a House/Techno preset/expansion pack preview released this month it shows off some really awesome patterns and inspirational ideas, keeping this production tool right up there where it belongs.