snares!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Production' started by camper182, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. camper182

    camper182 VANAR

    Joined:
    May 12, 2010
    Messages:
    340
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Belgium
    i have like 100 fucking snare packs but still i cant find a good sounding snare... grrr its pissing me off....where do u guys get ur snares from? or how do u make them??? thanks
     
  2. msmith222

    msmith222 redbeard

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Messages:
    867
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    you have to layer them. find one that has good low end you like and cut the highs out that you don't want. now add another that you like the mids or highs in and cut out what you don't want again. repeat until dirty.
     
  3. ThePapa

    ThePapa Suffragette City..

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    8,306
    Likes Received:
    659
    Location:
    West London
    You're making me hungry...
     
  4. dnbsoldier87

    dnbsoldier87 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    222
    Likes Received:
    6
    key here is compression i find.... do as above, find a couple nice sounding snares, (using FL as example).
    Route each snare drum to a seperate mixer channel, and EQ as above... or sometimes if u find sum good quality samples eq all from the same channel.

    If you send them all to different channels, then send all them seperate channels to a "send" channel (again using fruity as an example) and put a compressor on it. I usually take the threshold down to about -15 - -20 db. put the ratio to 4:1:0 or maybe a bit higher... and then adjust the gain until its sounding sweet and punchy. And you should have a nice snare sound...

    Hope this helped, il try explain in more detail using pictures and shit if u need. Im just about getting the hang of making sweet drums, still alot to learn when it comes to basslines and melodies and such tho :D

    *EDIT*
    forgot to say, once you have added all the effects... add some slight distortion to the send channel to get it sounding a bit gritty, then bounce/resample, whatever you wana call it, then put it into your track
     
  5. camper182

    camper182 VANAR

    Joined:
    May 12, 2010
    Messages:
    340
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Belgium
  6. Woodz12

    Woodz12 sssounds so heavy...

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2009
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    0
    for snares, like mostly everything its all about the right smaples to start with.

    Try finding a snare with a nice 'body' to it, you can make this your main hit of the snare and I usually keep this main hit on a mono track. Try editing the envelope/fade out to make it a bit punchier. maybe a little distortion to taste, EQ to taste (usually i take a little out of the highs to make room for the second snare)
    Then I usually add another snare with a hiss/white noisey type sound to it on a stereo track to give it a bit of width (but not alot) and take EQ out some of the parts where the first snare is hitting.

    you could go on an add a bit of compression for more punch and distortion etc etc... but if youre already liking the sound of the snare then it's not neccessary. Just practice!

    luciduk posted a real nice pack of snares a few months back, check it out http://www.sendspace.com/file/m1642o
     
  7. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009
    Messages:
    3,971
    Likes Received:
    227
    Location:
    Essex, England
    Vengeance packs are good for snares. I find the trick is to layer a couple of snares, take the hi from one, and the low mids from another. Also, try cutting the tail off of snares to give them a more punchy impact.
     
  8. J-Rex

    J-Rex soundcloud.com/j-rex

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    518
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Horsham, West Sussex
    yeah seconded on the vengeance packs, theres hundreds of high quality snare sounds in there, layering is important, for nice fat snares i normally use 2 snares and a clap layered together
    also if you want your snares to sound nice and punchy look up parallel compression if you don't know what it is already, this works wonders for your whole drum beat and is really easy to do
    other things like a touch of overdrive can help, also the schaak audio transient shaper plugin is really good for quickly and easily making drums more punchy
     
  9. boobjunkie

    boobjunkie Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Messages:
    2,099
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    SW LDN
  10. Wrigzilla

    Wrigzilla broke but not broken

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    This and sample selection is key. I don't like layering drums much, at most all you need to do is find a snare with nice body and weight then layer with something with the high end snap.

    This sample pack has some nice snares, fantastic high hats, toms and cymbals. And some REALLY clicky kick drums, well it is a metal sample pack.
     
  11. prettyherb

    prettyherb O I

    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Messages:
    1,182
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    Ghent, Belgium
  12. BLoodstaiN`

    BLoodstaiN` Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010
    Messages:
    491
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Bruges, Belgium
    I've got the Vengeance packs,
    I just highpass the snare at around 200 Hz and then Equalize until i like,
    last few songs i only used one snare, Compressed to about ~32 Attack, 28 Release
     
  13. Scatcat

    Scatcat It don't mean shit

    Joined:
    May 1, 2010
    Messages:
    1,787
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    London
    competition closed, can't see a d/l link
     
  14. JungleFever

    JungleFever Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2008
    Messages:
    844
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    kent
    yo wer do u download it aint up anymore man i spent bare moneys on samples anyone wana swap snares message me
     
  15. kama

    kama benkama.net

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2002
    Messages:
    2,768
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    Halfway between the gutter and stars
    Also remember that any drum hit has to be listened to in the context. Something that sounds very weak on its own might suit a complete mix very well, and also something that sounds BIG ASS PHAT SNAER PHACESTYLE might be too massive for anything other than mere drums & bass.
     
  16. safety

    safety double safety

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2007
    Messages:
    6,368
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    raglan, nz
    wooden spoon + saucepan = snare. anything else is just jump up cardboard snare
     
  17. tv_g

    tv_g Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2004
    Messages:
    499
    Likes Received:
    57
    Location:
    LA
    basically what i was going to contribute. :)
    i'll add that creative sampling leads to unique sound. everyone knows the vengeance packs are popular; i would take that as a sign to stay as far away from them as possible personally.
    i also find layering is frequently unnecessary if you know how to eq properly (which learning how to eq will help every aspect of a mix). that's not to say layering cannot be powerful of course.