I created a frog. It wasn’t intentional. Naturally, I’m not talking about a real frog but just look at that photo! You’ll never read a mixing book that says, “make the snare’s EQ curve look like a frog in water.” If you do, immediately stop reading the book. Seriously, when it comes to snare mixing, the last place you want to be is behind the mixer.
There are three factors in creating a good snare drum sound:
1. The snare drum.
Snare drums don’t all sound the same just like all acoustic guitars sound different. Even with a house drum kit, a drummer might bring their own snare because they like it’s sound. [click to continue »]