I’m working on this track using sampled kick and snare, and I am wondering whether I should care bout checking whether their pitch is tuned to the key of the track. Do you regularly pitch your percussion instruments or samples?
Many traditional percussion instruments are used without being concerned about its pitch. If you got a kick or a cowbell, they have their natural pitch and they are not expected to be tuned for each song.
Now, in the context of a DAW all electronic and sampled instruments have the possibility of being tuned to specific pitches and it is quite simple to do so. I do see the point of pitching them when you want a specific note, but do you pitch them “only” to be inm tune with the song key?