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Author Topic: Thicker snare, beefed up kick  (Read 1296 times)

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Thicker snare, beefed up kick
« on: May 17, 2011, 01:35:50 PM »
If you have a drum set - or even just a snare or a kick, and you want a fatter sound from the snare track you've just recorded -

Place a full range speaker on the floor face up, and lay a snare drum on top of the speaker so the drum's snares are facing up... then place a mic over the snares (experiment with positions) ..and then PLAY the snare track over the speaker, and record THAT signal into a new track.

You'll have a fatter, thicker snare sound, and you can control the amount of snare you mix into the actual drum track.

- Same for the Kick drum.. except in this case you place the speaker (with good bass reproduction output)  in front of the kick with the mic inside the kick, and it will pick up 'sympathetic' resonance from the kick, adding thicker bottom end with more sustain from each 'thump' ... works well.

Hope this helps
Glenn  :)
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