soft liquid snares

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  1. EvezDroppin

    EvezDroppin how to change name,......

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    right.. i am in desperate need of some decent snare drums for mainly liquid dnb.. all the ones i have arse harsh hits good for jump up or something heavy but are too hsarp as i want something soft yet full for liquid. its the final thing i need for a track which is driving me wild!!

    any recommendations on liquid packs, links to files, techniques wold be great because at the minute i have one little pack of hits i downloaded which like i said are harsh hits and then reason default library... so am in need of knowledge whether it be techniques or actual samples.

    thanks in advance!!
     
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    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

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    take a load of high end of a punchy one and lower the velocity a bit. it might not be how u want it but thats one of my techniques... i still like my liquid snares to be pretty beefy anyway. :teeth:
     
  3. EvezDroppin

    EvezDroppin how to change name,......

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    hahah well.. velocity? hmmm is just a fancy name for volume.. i use redrum on reason... not sure if theres a velocity knob.. will have a gander.. iv got a decent sounding snare but its got more high end than i want... so frustrated by snare drums!!!!!!!
    gna buy either the nutone pack or danny byrd one i think
     
  4. co0ke

    co0ke windowlicker

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    when u draw notes in the piano roll for the redrum you can change the velocity there.
    also for 'softer' snares, try cutting suitable ones out of breaks rather than using preprocessed single hits
     
  5. Krispy

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    I always think of velocity as how hard you are hitting the note, not necessarily the volume
     
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    Spending a bit of time with your eq and compressor can't do any harm in learning how to shape sounds, but yeah, sometimes it's just easier to have a large sample bank.
     
  7. Freek

    Freek Lets get freeeeeeky

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    There is a velocity control for each chanell on your redrum rack. its near or next to the volume knob and it has "vel" below it. the more u turn it up, the softer your snare will sound. have a look at the image to see where it is
     

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    EvezDroppin how to change name,......

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    wicked help here guys much appreciated! :)
     
  9. CH3SH

    CH3SH CH3SH - Naphalm Audio

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    Velocity is how hard you hit the key
    I personally wouldnt compress the snare
    Unless your looking for the noise on the end
    I would just lob of the bottom between 100-160hz
    Then push it up in volume to makeup for the freq ranging =]
     
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    naah ^^^ i wouldnt compress the snare on its own aswell (well not that hard atleast), but to gel the drums together, a compressor on the drum bus is a must most of the time.
     
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    This^

    i use reason and there definately is.

    route the snare to an EQ and take off the high end.

    Put all ur drums in a combinator and route the redrum/dr. rex units to a 6:2/14:2 mixer within the combinator... there ya go... much easier to handle!
     
  12. EvezDroppin

    EvezDroppin how to change name,......

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    finally sorted it now with some eq'n slight reverb and tiny tiny distortion.
    happy with the track att last!
     
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    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    Woodblock hits, rimshots and claps make really good liquid snare sounds.
     
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    Cat Gas Aka Basis

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    What i do is I layer some nice woodblock soundy ones and a clap, then mess around with the velocities and pitch. Pitch is important.
    Then apply a lowpass or highpass depending on whats needed.
     
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    If you can get your hands on a FL Studio loop that comes under 'misc', i think its called Fluid-01 or something, you can sample the snare out as it is clean with no hats or cymbals, eq it and add some very slight distortion, mint sounding snare! very harsh and fast attacking snare.