Reverb on snare... ?

Discussion in 'Drums' started by mckaymental, Mar 14, 2009.

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  1. mckaymental

    mckaymental Guest

    Hi! I've been listen to many recording and I'm always a big fan of reverb on snare. I want to know how to put reverb on a snare drum...

    Any tips?

    Thanks :)
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Could there be any tips? You mean a la 80's gated reverb I suppose? Just pick a send, add a reverb that you like. Mix to taste.
  3. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    Tacoma, WA
    I wanted to take a picture of me putting my reverb box on top of a snare drum and post it. Damn if I didn't just get rid of my kit since I wasn't using it anymore!

    A gated reverb on an Aux bus would work great. I like a plate reverb - very dense and short for more modern stuff. If you want to sound like Def Leppard, a longer gated snare works great though!
  4. took-the-red-pill

    took-the-red-pill Active Member

    Jan 10, 2005
    Near Clagary
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    Hope this doesn't constitute thread hijack...

    Didn't they chain it like this in the 80's?

    EQ--->Reverb--->Compress the whole works so the snare hit lasted an hour--->Gate to shut it down?

    And are they still doing things in that order, just in a more subtle way, or am I way off on that one?

  5. NCdan

    NCdan Guest

    Gate and verb. 200 Hz to 6 KHz? Make sure the reverb doesn't start really late. I always use reverb on the snare, if even just a tad.
  6. sammyg

    sammyg Active Member

    Dec 12, 2003
    hey mate,

    gating just the reverb channel is a good idea anyway as it gets rid of any hi hat blead and cleans the reverb channel nicely. You dont have to go extreme 80's style whenever you gate.

    Also, try playing around with the pre delay if your reverb plugin/hardware has that feature, its a cool thing to play around with during mixing.


  7. AudioGeezer

    AudioGeezer Active Member

    Nov 10, 2008
    Not really......

    post aux send from snare channel to
    EMT or 224X or DN780 or PCM70 or Rev 1 or Rev 5 or even an SPX 90
    Alive on the DN780 was the coolest gated verb
    return to stereo bus.
    look in mirror
    run fingers through mullet
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