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Kick 2

Sonic Academy’s kick-drum instrument gets a 2016 makeover, but is it a stairway to drum heaven, or a one-way ticket to drum hell? Alex Holmes finds out

SONIC ACADEMY

It’s fair to say that the kick drum is king in most modern dance music. As genres come and go, it tussles with the bassline for superiority, but in most club music, getting the right kick sound is so fundamental, it can make or break a track. We’ve been big fans of Sonic Academy’s Kick plug-in over the last couple of years, and its punchy sounds have been used on a multitude of tracks as both kick drums and basslines. We knew Kick 2 was in development, but we’re excited to finally get our hands on this new and improved drum synth/sampler instrument.

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