Cajon Sound Help?



Asked by: Marcus West

How can I make my cajon sound better?





All we do is grab a piece of masking tape or duct tape. Now. As you can see on the inside here. Simply you tape it over the strings onto.

How do you EQ a cajon?

The Pultec EQP-1A!

  1. Adjust the Low Boost to work on the thump.
  2. Adjust the High Boost and bandwidth to work on the front details.
  3. Dial in some Low Attenuation if things get boomy.
  4. Dial in some High Attenuation to tame the sizzle of brushes and make sure the Cajon goes behind other elements of the mix like vocals etc.


Do you tune a cajon?

Tuning your cajon



So it’s really simple…. Tune the strings tighter for a tighter, cleaner sound and a fast response, and loosen them for more snare sound, higher frequencies and sustain. I personally tweak them a little, then try the cajon and tweak more until I have achieved the desired sound from my cajon.

How can I make my cajon quieter?





Get yourself some of those white little washing machine silencer discs I'm sure there's a better name for them but they're like $1.00.

Does a cajon need a snare?

There are 2 types of snares, for 3 types of cajons: Peruvian cajons – which have no snare and are the original instrument, just a wooden box. Flamenco cajons – which use guitar strings as snare. Snare cajons – which use real drum snares.

How do you adjust a cajon string?

If you look underneath here just at the bottom here you have two little allen keys sockets here that you can adjust okay.

How do you EQ a Cajon live?

Stuff is at the top at the start of the signal chain and we could call it you come down and then you have an EQ. So there's the high. Then. We have our mid and low. So the low is quite powerful.

Do you mic a Cajon?

This with the d6 microphone here and a lot of people would like to put it on a stand like this put it behind the Cajon. Just outside the sound hole about two or three inches.



What is a good mic for Cajon?

How to Mic a Cajon

  • My favorite technique is to get a stereo condenser mic like the Audio-Technica AT8022 or a pair of condensers like the Sennheiser e 614 in an XY configuration on a small stereo bar. …
  • Live. …
  • In this instance, a kick-drum-style mic works well on the back of the cajon.


Is the cajon loud?

While the cajon is excellent at creating surprisingly loud and crisp percussion, take some time to understand the different tones that can be utilized while playing. Even though you don’t have a bass drum, snare, or high hat, it does not mean that you are completely limited.



Can you use drumsticks on a cajon?

Using the Cajon drumsticks is convenient because they can be kept in the saddle pockets for easy reach. So you can have a creative performance combining the use of your hands and drumsticks to beat the Cajon. Drumsticks for the Cajon were introduced for people who would rather not use their hands to beat the Cajon.

How long does it take to learn cajon?

As a beginner i started playing belear cajons and i got pro level skills within 2 months. Now i know the real cajon tones and how to play. if any beginner is reading this must have a look on Belear cajons onces.

What do you call a cajon player?

Playing styles



The percussionist can play the sides with the top of their palms and fingers for additional sounds. Some percussionists attach a bass drum pedal to the instrument, enabling them to play it with a single foot.

Is cajon difficult to play?

The cajon is a very practical instrument, it’s portable, doesn’t take up much space and is relatively easy to learn, so the barrier to entry is low. You can play seated, and after learning the basic snare (upper edge) and bass sounds (middle), the first simple rhythms are well on their way.



How do you practice cajon?

And when you start to feel comfortable with that one more thing that we can do is flip it around to leading with the left hand meaning.

How do you read a cajon song?

So right away you can see that there are two notes in the space of one beat. Then four notes four notes four notes.

How do I start learning cajon?

We should practice even strokes with both hands no matter if you're right-handed or left-handed. And we should just go through the three main strokes. So starting with the base.