Alright - I am working on a rough mix for a song that my band is completing. It's a half time feel , kind of moody and intense. It really required a good - big snare drum sound. I had a UAD limiter on my Drum Bus but I didn't like the sound when I pushed the snare to hard on it. I just don't like the sound of limiters when they are working to hard period. So how do I get the snare to really show in this mix without pushing the limiter too much? Well there is a part in the song where I was looking to create a brief snare effect (half a bar) - so I copied the snare track twice and panned it wide left and right. I bring up the mix forgetting to mute the two copied tracks and holy - F$%K - Bingo - beautiful , big , round sounding snare with plenty of crack to boot (keep the jeuvenile jokes to yourself). I know that I am not the first to discover this method and I have used it before on other instruments (most notably Vocals and Guitar) but it doesen't seem to have been discussed on this forum since I have been checking it out and I thought I might pass it on! Cheers , over and out! Thoughts and comments welcome.