The reason why dnb producers pitch their snares

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  1. CuriosityKilledTheCat

    CuriosityKilledTheCat MissingNo

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    I just listened to the Noisia Radio of this week and they answered the question "Why are people using higher pitched snares ?". I thought their answer to the question was pretty interesting so I figured I'd share it here :D

    it's around 46:55


    I also read a short article about it (the Fletcher curve) if anyone is interested
    http://www.teachmeaudio.com/recording/sound-reproduction/fletcher-munson-curves/
     
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  2. smoothassilk

    smoothassilk Active Member

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    Another reason: A higher pitched snare is more easily separated from the bass because it's further apart in frequency
    It's easier to mix and it lets your bass come up to the 200 hz region where the snare was before, so you can get nice big sounding mids.
     
  3. PRTCL

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    I heard this and I'd have to disagree, I think it's just a style choice. I know it's a weird thing to disagree with Noisia!

    If you want to separate the snare from the bass you can just low cut the snare, if you have a high frequency snare that sounds big you won't even miss the low end.
     
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    Derelicts Of Tomorrow Breaksmith

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  5. David Anderson

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    lol
    i noticed you don't time stretch either
     
  6. David Anderson

    David Anderson New Member

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    here is a link to a bunch of snares i recorded-
    1073 vintage neve channels
    atomic squeeze box
    chandler eqs
    no gates or verbs
    like 300 hits in 1/2 notes at 180 bpm
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/t7xwvw

    enjoy
     
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    Derelicts Of Tomorrow Breaksmith

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    no time stretch you say huh?



    Clean your ears bruv :2thumbs:
     
  8. David Anderson

    David Anderson New Member

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    i was just kidding around man
    you obviously time stretch and pitch your drums
     
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    Derelicts Of Tomorrow Breaksmith

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    My bad I apologize I'm a bit of a hothead
     
  10. David Anderson

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    all good man
     
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  11. Moskit

    Moskit :rodigan: Staff Member

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    So is that sendspace link legit or not?
     
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    Derelicts Of Tomorrow Breaksmith

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    yes

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