Originally Posted by jaysunice
So, I have little to know knowledge about working/mixing real drum kits. I may just end up triggering samples, nevertheless, I'm trying to get the snare from Metallica's "Master of Puppets" CD.
Anyone familiar with the record; more importantly, ideas of what I should do compression/eq/plate/reverb wise to obtain this relatively "FAT" snare sound. FYI - snare has both top and bottom mics. Many thanks,
Please view the links below; they give specific info as to the drum mics used in the studio for Metallica. http://www.sweetsilence.com/Metallic...r%20Master.htm http://www.sweetsilence.com/Metallic...ingJustice.jpg
As you can see, SM57's were used on the top and the bottom of the snare, as well as for the toms.
However, there are many additional overhead and room mics, a great studio, and MOST importantly, Ulrich is one of the best drummers in the world.
The best chance that you have to get close to the snare sound that you are after, is to pick a Saturday with your drummer, and start doing some A-B comparisons between your sound, and the sound you are trying to achieve.
Try to record and possibly loop a sample where the snare is being hit alone like in an into or something, and begin your process of trial and error.
Try different mics, different placement, eq, snare drum tuning, duct tape, plywood, foam, whatever it takes....
Good luck Brotha!