A Quick Tip – Thickness and body to snares

By December 29, 2014Tips & Tricks

A lot of snares in dance music tend to lack body and weight, which is a characteristic I love in my own drums. The body of the snare can be brought forward with a little boost at around 150Hz to 200Hz, if you feel like it’s lacking some thickness. I’ll also get in on the attack of the snare by boosting around 2 – 4 Khz with a broad Q EQ. Compression wise I’ll start around 3:1, but i’ll most likely get much higher as it depends on what i’m mixing and how hard I want the comp to be pumping. You can adjust the threshold so that it is only lightly compressing the peaks for a subtle sound, or slam the threshold down harder for a heavily compressed sound.

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