Join J. Scott Giaquinta for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing sounds for your snare, part of EDM Production Techniques: Drums.
…Depending on the genre of EDM you're making, the snares…usually the second most important aspect of your drum track.…Like I mentioned in the previous kick drum video,…the sounds you pick from the get go are important.…You can't pick thin sounds at the beginning and…expect to give them a full body later on.…So high quality, full frequency source material is always a great place to start.…Also, it's important to pick a snare drum that compliments your kick.…Picking sounds for you snare is exactly like picking sounds for the kick drum.…You want to try and find samples that compliment…each other that you can ultimately layer together later.…
I've chosen a few sounds from my library to use for…the snare that I'm going to load into the drum rack now.…So these are the sounds that I've chosen…for my session, snares one, two, four and five.…I'm going to go through and play each one of these for you.…So what I'm going to do now is go through and load these on to the drum rack.…I've already actually done this on a track here.…
AuthorJ. Scott Giaquinta
This course features Ableton Live and Native Instruments' Battery drum sampler, but you can use these techniques in any DAW of your choice.
Skill Level Intermediate
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