How do YOU "fatten" a snare ?

Discussion in 'Drums' started by MisterBlue, Apr 4, 2003.

  1. MisterBlue

    MisterBlue Member

    Mar 15, 2003
    I know that there are several surprising solutions: Some people swear by the gated reverb of an old Yamaha SPX-90, I keep a (noisy) Quadraverb I around for that purpose.

    What do you use?

  2. Doug Milton

    Doug Milton Active Member

    Sep 23, 2002
    A couple tricks used over the years would be:

    Use your current snare to trigger an alesis d-4 or dm-5 or a sampler and send that sound to the verb. You get the direct crack of your recorded snare but with the added tonal sound from the trigger without having the fake trigger sound itself.

    Place a 10 inch speaker on top of a deep snare. Place a shure 57 underneath a few inches below the snares. Send the recorded snare to the speaker and record the new drum rattling with each hit. A blend of the two (once time aligned) works well.

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