FX chains on snares?

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  1. mr meh

    mr meh Well-Known Member

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    So what fx chains does everyone generally use for snares?

    Having trouble getting mine sounding right, i usually find a good sample then boost with eq then saturate, but it never ends up sounding like those slappy snares like you hear in most dnb tracks these days, what am i doing wrong? Does anyone use compression or any other effects? I know reverb gets used sometimes but thats not really the sound im going for..

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  2. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    nothing tbh, occasionlly I use a little reverb on the very top end, but really its all about getting good samples to start off with, compression i only use on the percussion group personally, i used to use it on the snare by itself, have a read thru this ...keep things simple, layers are good, and hi-passing correctly is very important, also dont forget ur Hi-Hats, a nice sharp hat hitting on the snare will brighten things up
     
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    First of all good samples.For beginning try layering 2 or more snares,and try to experiment with pitch separately on two snares you can get really interesting results,use compression,eq, it is all about experimenting...and some try some plugins for distortion:teeth:
     
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    Single EQ sometimes. Maybe compression if it's too snappy.
     
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    This thread radically contradicts most of what I've learned about EQ'ing.

    Like kicks; I've always thought you were supposed to EQ out the very low end and most of the mid and all the high frequencies as a general rule and tweak to fit the kick you happen to be using..
     
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    If you take off all the high end it will get lost in the mix won't it. Need a bit of 'click' left on it
     
  7. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    depends what you mean by very low end, and also depends on the sound you are after, i've read allot about dnb producers hi-passing Kicks @ 80hz, i used to do that, although i didnt do it coz i needed to, just coz i read it, so eventually i stopped, i guess my bass/kick sounds just dont need it, i guess if u arnt using a Sidechain, which i do all the time, then it culd be more useful. i do a 40hz hi-pass, but thats on the master

    as for eqing the mid/hi, as subprime said, u need click, and u probly want mid-range thump aswell....personally I like fairly natural sounding kicks