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    how to get more crack in the snare

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    what are some tips you guys have to help bring out the crack in the snare. I really want it to sound big and so i know to boost the 200 hz but to have more crack, i'm at a loss. ive got an sm57 to mic it and it sounds ok but not powerful enough.

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    Try boosting 2K. Compression helps as well.
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    Tune it so that it cracks in the room.

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    This can help... sorry, I have no real help for your question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by random effect
    what are some tips you guys have to help bring out the crack in the snare. I really want it to sound big and so i know to boost the 200 hz but to have more crack, i'm at a loss. ive got an sm57 to mic it and it sounds ok but not powerful enough.
    If by crack, you mean the snare sound itself, have you tried adding a bottom mic or moving the mic to the bottom entirely?
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    how to get more crack in the snare

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    This can help... sorry, I have no real help for your question.
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    Wanna add more crack to your snare?? drop your pants and sit on it!!

    Now seriously... what snare is it?? what heads are you using?? do the snares on the bottom retain as much tension as when they were new?
    I think it's all in the shell quality and the way you tune the heads, if it doesn't crack on the room it will never crack in the mix, no matter what frequency you boost.

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    try not boosting it at 200hz as this can darken it and overpower the high end crack. boost it a little at 2-4khz add a fast attack compressor and turn it up until the bottom end is more powerful.

    Also if you mic it a bit closer there will be more proximity effect bass boost so you wont need to EQ in the weight

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    Fuck EQ

    The right drum, the right head(s), the right tuning - the right sound to start with basically.

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