User Tag List

Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    Drum & Bass Forum
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Age
    30
    Posts
    12
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Burning That Dose/Optiv snare

    I usually like to work these things out but ive literally been smashing my head against a brick wall with this one!!

    Examples: Waterboard, No one else, Squander.

    Its blatantly all about the Lower layer but ive had no joy in locating the right sounding snare which seems to be the key to getting that warm hollow sound.........My suspicion on processing would be EQ and some parallel compression but im definately open to some other suggestions, sometimes the answers right in front of you but you cant see it ( the old woods/trees syndrome)



    In short any suggestions would be welcomed and any suggestive snares will be made love to gently.

    Peace
    Ben

  2. #2
    Burns Easily in the Sun lostnthesound's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Washington DC
    Age
    33
    Posts
    1,389
    Thanks
    96
    Thanked 124 Times in 71 Posts
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: That Dose/Optiv snare

    Not sure what DAW you're using, but I find that Logic's "overdrive" plugin insert does the job nicely to add a bit of "thickness" to the tone of the snare. You can either set it up directly on the channel strip itself of set it to a bass and "send" the snare to the bus. I tend to keep the drive setting on the low end (below 3) and adjust the cutoff to taste (lower values effect the low end of the sound and vice versa).

    If you don't have Logic, a simple distortion plugin the contains a drive and cutoff option should suffice.

    Cheers,

  3. #3
    Drum & Bass Forum
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Age
    30
    Posts
    12
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: That Dose/Optiv snare

    im in cubase, but a proud owner of camelphat which should do the job, will have a play tomorrow.

    cheers for the suggestion!

  4. #4
    Burns Easily in the Sun lostnthesound's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Washington DC
    Age
    33
    Posts
    1,389
    Thanks
    96
    Thanked 124 Times in 71 Posts
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: That Dose/Optiv snare

    Quote Originally Posted by BenCoherent View Post
    im in cubase, but a proud owner of camelphat which should do the job, will have a play tomorrow.

    cheers for the suggestion!
    Nice one, camelphat will definitely do the trick!

  5. #5
    redbeard
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Age
    35
    Posts
    867
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: That Dose/Optiv snare

    yeah, lost has been using the overdrive plug in on our drums for awhile, and it sounds great. I usually sneak in behind him and put camelphat on top of that (shh). i love huge drums.

  6. #6
    Storms comin in Annie marcelkennard's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Brighton
    Age
    23
    Posts
    578
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: That Dose/Optiv snare

    Haha Yes Overdrive and CamelPhat are both amazing, but I still think it's gotta be down to the original snare sample- theres only so much processing can do. Would love to know where to get such nice snare samples to begin with!

  7. #7
    formerly mania logikz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    www.easternpromiseaudio.com
    Age
    71
    Posts
    7,499
    Thanks
    1,233
    Thanked 1,301 Times in 842 Posts
    Mentioned
    20 Post(s)
    Tagged
    9 Thread(s)

    Re: That Dose/Optiv snare

    can somebody post audio example. ive never heard these artist but im guessing its a thick blast of white noise from vengance sample packs with overdrive, but im just guessing now. and im probably right.
    ______________________
    .2079-e|Hong Kru|RSA|Dam Nation
    .Omega Ape Society|Babylon Falling
    .dbs.reactor grits.scam.logikz.phuture-t.splinter.drome.
    .http://www.easternpromiseaudio.com/

    Quote Originally Posted by Jungalist-Murda to Dylan (Freak Recordings)
    so you claim man but iz diz clam shot real? prolly another one of your fackin lie's ya erd me
    everything & could possible do

  8. #8
    FQ Sessions
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Brighton, UK
    Age
    26
    Posts
    771
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: That Dose/Optiv snare

    Optiv...Vengence...definately not...

    Him and BTKs sample libaries have been acumulated and processed over many year. The biggest hint I can give would be to overdrive and eq...in actual fact its not much more than that...

  9. #9
    Burns Easily in the Sun lostnthesound's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Washington DC
    Age
    33
    Posts
    1,389
    Thanks
    96
    Thanked 124 Times in 71 Posts
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: That Dose/Optiv snare

    Quote Originally Posted by msmith222 View Post
    yeah, lost has been using the overdrive plug in on our drums for awhile, and it sounds great. I usually sneak in behind him and put camelphat on top of that (shh). i love huge drums.
    And huge drums love you!

    Quote Originally Posted by marcelkennard View Post
    Haha Yes Overdrive and CamelPhat are both amazing, but I still think it's gotta be down to the original snare sample- theres only so much processing can do. Would love to know where to get such nice snare samples to begin with!
    This is a very crucial point. Prior to venturing out into layering, processing, etc. the key is to begin with the cleanest sounding snare hits you can find (The Loxy/Resound sample pack has some beautiful unprocessed snares). Then you can begin the process of layering and processing. IMO, it would cause more harm than good to try to layer two heavily processed snares and then further process them.

  10. #10
    Storms comin in Annie marcelkennard's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Brighton
    Age
    23
    Posts
    578
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: That Dose/Optiv snare

    Nice one Lost! I'm gonna have to check those samples out- cheers!

  11. #11
    VANAR
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    340
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: That Dose/Optiv snare

    Something i've noticed: Audio, Ed rush, Optiv, BTK, Optical etc etc, they all really like the use the worm break sample.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4ZiU10Ngq0

    first few seconds of this tune

  12. #12
    Drum & Bass Forum
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Age
    30
    Posts
    12
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: That Dose/Optiv snare

    So i got this far and a couple sound pretty good so i thought id share em.
    Not the exact sound but thats never a bad thing.

    That Snare

    Share the tweaks! always interesting to see what others do.

  13. #13
    Drum & Bass Forum
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    London/Southampton
    Posts
    590
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: That Dose/Optiv snare

    Quote Originally Posted by BenCoherent View Post
    So i got this far and a couple sound pretty good so i thought id share em.
    Not the exact sound but thats never a bad thing.

    That Snare

    Share the tweaks! always interesting to see what others do.
    Considering they'd have further processing on them when you're making a track... I think yours are decent.

    Would you mind sharing roughly how you made them?

  14. #14
    Drum & Bass Forum
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Age
    30
    Posts
    12
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: That Dose/Optiv snare

    Parallel compression is the main driving force, the basis of the snare is a short punchy layer that has a bus with a compressor working pretty hard. then the compressed version and the normal version go into another bus which has the kick into it as-well for some EQ'ing. i Also run a bus with all my percussion so i can EQ then as a group before it goes into the final.

    Ive recently started creating a project purely for making breaks which means theres nothing else to distract. Seems to make me work better.

  15. #15
    I know you got soul d-low's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    1,693
    Thanks
    84
    Thanked 80 Times in 52 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: That Dose/Optiv snare

    Quote Originally Posted by BenCoherent View Post
    So i got this far and a couple sound pretty good so i thought id share em.
    Not the exact sound but thats never a bad thing.

    That Snare

    Share the tweaks! always interesting to see what others do.
    Very nice.
    not even a thing tho

Similar Threads

  1. This snare.
    By Captain Lunar in forum Production
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 25-12-2011, 17:01
  2. [Drum & Bass] Help with snare
    By jack247 in forum Production
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-08-2011, 12:37
  3. About snare..
    By Radosh in forum Production
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 27-12-2010, 03:09
  4. DJ Rxs big snare tutorial
    By DJRxxx in forum Production
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 29-04-2009, 15:31
  5. How many different snare sound do you use??
    By lokki in forum Production
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 21-01-2007, 22:10

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •