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In The Studio: The “Snap Track” Secret For Mixing Drums (Video)

A technique for adding to the dynamic without significantly altering the drum mix track
Article provided by Home Studio Corner.

 
Looking for a simple way of adding more snap and punch to drum mixes, but without changing the actual mix itself?

In the following video, Joe demonstrates an approach to getting it done, where you can fairly simply add to the dynamic without significantly altering the drum mix track.

This technique can really come in handy, for example, when after finishing up other parts of the mix, you loop back to check your drum mix and it’s kind of disappeared, devoid of definition.

It’s also a process that has some similarities to parallel compression, but isn’t that involved.

 

 
And, here’s the link to the “nerdy video” he references at the end.

 
Joe Gilder is a Nashville-based engineer, musician, and producer who also provides training and advice at the Home Studio Corner. Note that Joe also offers highly effective training courses, including Understanding Compression and Understanding EQ.

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