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Old 25th April 2019
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Processing Overheads that contain an overbearing snare sound

Hi Andrew,

Thanks so much for taking part in this, we're all learning so much.

I wanted to ask you how you deal with overhead tracks that might have a copious amount of snare drum in the capture - but perhaps that snare drum capture is negatively impacting/working against the close mic'ed snare signal. How do you reconcile the two?

I'm regularly receiving tracks to mix where the snare drum capture in the overheads completely clouds the close mic'ed signal and any attempts at processing the overheads to negate the effect, then in turn, negatively impacts the cymbals/kit picture. I'm struggling to find the balance with this issue.

Thanks so much for your inspiration,