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1jack369
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Weighty Snares?

Post by 1jack369 » Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:36 pm

Hey all, hope your all good :W:

Sat down to try and make some dungeon'e sorta stuff today, was going through my samples and just couldn't seem to find any "heavy" snares, like the ones you hear in most "darker" dubstep. I understand that they will be drenched in reverb but I still can't seem to find any to work with. I've bought a few sample packs including Sleepers and TMSV's but even these seem to lack what I'm looking for.

Anyone have any recommendations? Cheers :W:

Examples:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOczTwJLWWQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMaQczSGtc0

Cheers, and if this is in the wrong thread I apologise :)

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Re: Weighty Snares?

Post by Hashkey » Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:07 pm

Well dungeon snares are not heavy at all in my experience. They lack a lot of lows and have plenty of 1khz to 2khz. What you can do to make them sound properly is to use some clip distortion and parallel compression. They lack lows because that 200-500 area is taken by basses...sometimes the mid range ones go up till 800hz so that area it's better to be kept clean.

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Re: Weighty Snares?

Post by NinjaEdit » Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:12 am

Yeah, dungeon snares tend to have a pitched-up sound.

To get brosteppy weight though, boost the fundamental at 200-250Hz.

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Re: Weighty Snares?

Post by 1jack369 » Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:29 pm

I know this lads, went to make dungeon, didn't meen just dungeon if you get me ahaha

None the less cheers! :W:

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Re: Weighty Snares?

Post by Eskimo » Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:36 pm

Layering, get a fairly clean clap with characteristics you like, put reverb on it to make a long tail, then layer a snare under it without reverb for the body, if it needs more filling out throw in some highpassed white noise with a long release.
The clap works as the attack/transient, so the low layer doesn't need a strong transient. This means you can make the snare quite loud without a huge peak.

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Re: Weighty Snares?

Post by jaydot » Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:40 pm

If you want a heavy snare try transposing your sample a few notches-then the usual layering, EQing, reverb and compression.
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