Originally Posted by madcowvt
Thanks for the info. guys.
Didnt mean to hijack the guys thread but I guess I may end up buying a distressor. I've tried tons of combos to get that modern day snare sound (Anything Andy Sneap does basically... As I lay Dying, the latest Job for a cowboy, etc...) and still nothing compares. Now im not sure he does use a distressor but have a hunch. I wish I could rent one to check it out but this is Vermont
If you do buy a distressor, it's a great compressor. Even if it doesn't give you the snare sound you're after I am sure it'll give you other uses (it works on many sources, not just drums). If you can afford one easily, then don't hesitate, if you don't have much to spend, try at least the VW demo, you might like it. I think it does work great on snare too. Sometimes I prefer the distressor and sometimes I prefer VW (the benefit of using VW is that you don't have to do a converter roundtrip which does affect the sound, a little, but noticably)
Well try the VW demo anyway... you got nothing to loose... (don't forget to play around with saturation controls on the 'back' of the plugin). Nice thing of the VW is that it's multiband and it has seperate saturation controls for all 3 bands...