In this week's Audio Premium content, Mike Elliott shows you how to end up with the best snare sound you can. How? By starting with the best snare sound you can. This tut is very detailed, and full of useful tips and tricks from someone who knows drums very well.
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Who can say that they do not like the crack of a snare drum with nice long pure sustain? The snare drum is by far one of the most important sounds in modern music; second only to the kick. From dubstep, to club, to hard rock, to tasteful funk, the snare drum is provides the back beat to the rhythm section. It is the perfect counter the kick and ultimately it needs to sound solid.
However most home studio enthusiasts have less than ideal room acoustics, mic selection, etc. and will need all the tricks they can get in order to get the best snare sound possible. That is where this tutorial series comes in!
In this first tutorial we will examine the snare drum from the instrumental standpoint and how it functions musically and acoustically so we can have a better idea of how to record it. In the next tutorial we will then take our recorded snare and start processing it. You can’t fake the perfect sound in the mix, it has to start with the drum itself.
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