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What's your favorite snare sound? Drum Machines & Samplers
Old 10th February 2011
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Wow...someone around here is familiar with The Weakerthans, and you're not Canadian thumbsup
I LOVE the Weakerthans.
Old 10th February 2011
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AND the constantly quietest multi-album snare level goes to ==== The Moody Blues
Old 10th February 2011
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Definitely Shellac, At Action Park

EDIT: I just relistened to "Il Porno Star" to double-check, and you know, it's really the kick on that which makes the song. I'm going to have to think about this question some more (I know you're all on the edge of your seats!)..

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Old 10th February 2011
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The off-beat snare at 4:17 on Trentemollers 'Moan' Vocal mix gets me every time. Heard in context with the rest of the track, I just love it!

Im not anticipating many people to agree with me on this one, but thats not the point of this thread!

YouTube - Trentemoller - Moan (Trentemoller vocal remix)
Old 10th February 2011
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OK, upon further consideration I'm going to go with the sound from Savage Republic's "So It Is Written" -- the same sound is on most of that album, Jamahiriya. The mixing is not the best overall, IMO, but this is the sound I love best, at least for rock. The rock snare should slap you across the face almost every measure, without sounding fake. For jazz it's different, but I still think a great snare has a distinct crack (or pop if you're rimming). If you're not using a real snare sound (like an analog drum or a fake 80s snare) then, hey, it can still be debated, but IMO it's a totally different thing we're talking about. Another great snare sound in that vein is on Can, "Mushroom".

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Old 10th February 2011
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First thing that came to mind were some of the snare sounds on American Music Club's "San Francisco". I love Joe Chicarelli's production on that album.
Old 10th February 2011
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Weckl, on a Patitucci record, Wind Sprint. Killer all over.
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Old 10th February 2011
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I hope someone has mentioned Carter Beauford's Snare Sound (on any Dave Matthews Album) Simply amazing.

I second Explosions in the Sky snare sound, very raw.

Brand New's album The Devil and Gods has a great deep snare sound (mixed by Rich Cotsey.

Also Muse's snare sounds are pretty impressive (i'm sure sample enhanced though)
Old 10th February 2011
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Late period Beatles snare drums always work for me. The snare on "Flying" off of Magical Mystery Tour is killer.
Old 11th February 2011
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Keith Carlock on the song "Cosmic Background" on the album "Fuzzy" by Oz Noy.
Old 11th February 2011
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Keith Carlock on the song "Cosmic Background" on the album "Fuzzy" by Oz Noy.
That Keith Carlock is one bad mamma jamma! I could listen to him play just about any snare sound!
Old 11th February 2011
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The snare sound ive been chasing for years belongs to Jon Farris of INXS. "New Sensation" is a great example. I think he may trigger sounds with the live sound though.

Also always liked Mel Gaynor from Simple Minds snare sounds. And Mark Brzezicki from Big Country. I think these two may have both had Steve Lillywhite at the helm at some point.
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She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult
Don't You Forget About Me - Simple Minds
Old 11th February 2011
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The snare sound ive been chasing for years belongs to Jon Farris of INXS. "New Sensation" is a great example. I think he may trigger sounds with the live sound though.

Also always liked Mel Gaynor from Simple Minds snare sounds. And Mark Brzezicki from Big Country. I think these two may have both had Steve Lillywhite at the helm at some point.
The most popular Simple Minds stuff (Once Upon A Time) was mixed by Clearmountain. He of course, gets amazing snare sounds.
Old 11th February 2011
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At the mo I'm really liking Guns n Roses - Appetite for destruction snare sound

Very boxy but nicely voices the whole kit with the rest of the instruments.

Old 11th February 2011
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It's layered like crazy and varies with just about every hit, but when I think of "best snare sound ever" It's got to be:

Beyoncé - Be With You

Old 13th February 2011
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YouTube - John Bonham - All My Love [Drum Track/Outtake]

I think a lot of it is the performance/ tuning / and that room
Old 13th February 2011
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Nevermind - NIRVANA

I´ve never heard a better snare sound
Old 13th February 2011
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Journey's drum sounds from 2001-present. YouTube - JOURNEY w/ Steve Augeri - SEPARATE WAYS (Las Vegas 2001)
Old 13th February 2011
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The size of this thread, and the eagerness in it, displays what a huge part the snare character plays, not only to the drumkit's personality, but to the personality of the song and style as well.
Old 13th February 2011
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To add my 2cents...My favs snares are from of Stevie Wonders early/mid career stuff. "If you really love me" , "You met you match"

Big, fat, open, not overly compressed...but really suited to the song in a great way...not just a timekeeper but adding big energy.
Old 13th February 2011
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On a completely different tack . . .

I have always been absolutely stone mesmerized by Stevie Wonder's sidestick work on "All is Fair in Love" (Innervisions).

Just perfect.
Old 13th February 2011
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Did anyone say Stairway to Heaven yet?
That snare cracks and has body all at the same time, beautiful.

Also recently played In Utero by Nirvana after a couple years, and forgot how incredibly big and real the drum sound is on that record.


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Old 14th February 2011
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Since being a man of the extreme and also underground metal scene (mostly black metal) my preferences are probably a little bit different from most others here.
I'll give some inputs myself on some regular rock stuff and I'll also leave out the obscure bands none of you probably knows of, and instead list some more mainstream metal bands.

Håkan Jonsson (Watain) Rabid Death's Curse, Casus Luciferi, Sworn to the Dark.
Peter Wildoer (Darkane) Layers Of Lies.
Adrian Erlandsson (At The Gates) Slaughter Of The Soul.
Ole Öhman (Dissection) Storm Of The Light's Bane.
Tomas Asklund (Dissection) Reinkaos.
Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) pretty much everything, but especially on Systematic Chaos.
Inferno (Behemoth) Zos Kia Cultus, Demigod, Thelema.6 and Satanica.
Van Williams (Nevermore) Dead Heart, In A Dead World, This Godless Endeavore and The Obsidian Conspiracy.

and on the more common rock stuff

Andy Van Halen (Van Halen) pretty much everything.
Søren Friis (Dizzy Mizz Lizzy) Dizzy Mizz Lizzy and Rotator.
Laust Sonne (Tim Christiansen) Secrets On Parade.
Olaf Olsen (Tim Christiansen) Honeyburst.
Kenny Aranoff (John Fogerty) Blue Moon Swamp, Deja Vu (All Over Again).
Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting) Ten Summoner's Tales, Mercury Falling.
Manu Katché (Sting) ...Nothing Like The Sun, The Soul Cages.
Old 16th February 2011
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steely dan - home at last (purdie) ... beef, crack, and fizz
Old 16th February 2011
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metal Ludwig snare with a 57 thru several Altec VOT cabs out doors on a sunny day...CRACK
Old 16th February 2011
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That Keith Carlock is one bad mamma jamma! I could listen to him play just about any snare sound!
Indeed, everything he plays sounds gold.
Old 17th February 2011
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The snare on "One Headlight."
The Wallflowers: 'Bringing Down the Horse' album

+1. That's a great snare sound.
Old 17th February 2011
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Just been listening to Supertramp's "Breakfast In America" and really like the snare sound on that record.
Perfect combination of girth and fizz.
Gotta get me an 84!
Old 18th February 2011
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Slint Spiderland or this
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