We have another instalment of our Ultimate Guide Series, where today we will be looking at 7 different ways to mix a Snare Drum on 7 different songs, each a different genre.
Cameron Webb will be mixing a a snare on a punk song. Webb is well known for his work in the punk-rock genre, mixing artists such as Motorhead, Sum 41 and more!
Matt Lange is a well know electronic music producer and remixer. Matt creates two snares and gets very creative with automation during his Snare mixing process.
Mixing hip hop is Ariel Chobaz. Ariel shows us a trick where he starts by controlling the dynamics of the Snare, but then duplicates the Snare and processes the duplicates quite differently to blend it in for more attack.
Justin Cortelyou who is working with the Canadian Country artist, Johnny Reid. Justin takes us through his hybrid mix of the snare. In this track he doesn’t want to hear too much character, but instead wants to hear more of a marching Snare sound.
My good friend, Bob Marlette, will be mixing a hard rock song. Bob takes us through mixing a Snare using multiple duplicates of the original Snare, mixed differently and blended together along with how he likes to use his songs.
Finally, I will be take you through TWO pop/indie songs by the band Little Empire.
Watch the video below to learn more about Mixing Snare Drums!