How many different snare sound do you use??

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  1. lokki

    lokki JUNGLIST FROM DEYA

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    I just realised I used about 4 different snares in an average tune...

    is this normal?? or am I being a spaz???

    ta!
     
  2. Dave_Akuma

    Dave_Akuma aka composite.human

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    at least 20, sometimes more than 60
     
  3. Indi

    Indi Tha Original ThreadKilla!

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    I use five or six different kinds of snares (plus other sounds, like white noise) to create a new snares, by filtering each snare at different points, then EQing and mashing together with compression. I use maybe three of these snares in an average tune.
     
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    Noxxus Master baiter

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    Personally I think it all depends on the tune. the current tune I have has 2 snare hits, 2 snares as part of breaks, and 2 or 3 as ghost hits.

    Personally I think less is more. find a decent sample and you shouldn't need to layer a gazillion different hits on top of each other just to find the correct tone.
     
  5. Radius

    Radius Give me back my passport u slags

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    Hey dude, having heard ur tracks I know they're sick, but does layering loads of snare not creating cancelling waves ??

    I am no expert so I guess I had to ask :)
     
  6. Dave_Akuma

    Dave_Akuma aka composite.human

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    lol i don't really use that many - i choose ones that compliment each other...usually i layer breaks (cut the highs off one and cut the lows off another) and might use another snare if needed (sometimes its not even a snare - i like layering cymbals over the snare sometimes or other metallic hits)...choose one snare that's lower and punchy and powerful and layer a higher snappy one to fill it out and you should be alright :mr_cool:
     
  7. kama

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    4 max, usually just 2 or 3. plus the break snare texture most of the time.