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What's your favorite snare sound? Drum Machines & Samplers
Old 21st July 2009
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David Bowie's Heathen: "5:15 The Angels are Sleeping" when the full kit comes in around 3 mins, not the brushed stuff (though it sounds awesome! too)
Old 5th October 2009
  #182
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Poison the Well- The Tropic Rot
Third Eye Blind- snares "Losing a Whole Year" and "Good For You"
Thrice- "Of Dust and Nations"
Underoath- Pretty much any snare sound on their two most recent releases.
Dave Matthews Band- Under the Table and Dreaming and Crash
The Felix Culpa- Commitment
Mute Math- almost any snare sound
NIN- "The Collector"
Paramore- Riot!
Thursday- War All the Time Sometimes I absolutely love that snare/other times hate it. haha
Mastodon- Crack the Skye
Mae- The Everglow
Old 5th October 2009
  #183
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Soundgarden-Black Hole Sun It jus sends chills up me spine!
Old 5th October 2009
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stevie wonder: superstition thumbsup
Old 5th October 2009
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I like the sound Brad Wood captured on the Fire Theft album.
Old 5th October 2009
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Can't help it, but I liked the snare sound on "Icky Thump" lots... at the moment my favorite.
Old 5th October 2009
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+1 Steely Dan

+1 Stevie Superstition

Fleetwod Mac's "Dreams" (off Rumours)

Also, a great deep full snare: Van Morrison's "When The Healing Has Begun" (off Into The Music)
Old 5th October 2009
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Fleetwod Mac's "Dreams" (off Rumours)


Just a killer kick and snare sound. thumbsup

I'll add Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark and Hissings's albulm. Great snares.
Old 5th October 2009
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Fleetwod Mac's "Dreams" (off Rumours)


Just a killer kick and snare sound. thumbsup

I'll add Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark and Hissings's albulm. Great snares.
Totally agree with Court and Spark!

Also love the snare on The Pixies, Here Comes Your Man.
Old 5th October 2009
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wow I'm amazed no one has mentioned the snare sound on Born in the USA ... Springsteen


That's because it is not 1986 anymore

(...mercifully).
Old 5th October 2009
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anything that runs through an api 2500 - instant classic snare.
Old 5th October 2009
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modern sound? here?!

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All great info! I have to say I'm surprised to hear a lot of folks like the vintage sounds ...the dry, deep snares. I was half expecting everyone to name modern albums or sounds.
Also, there are some new bands I need to check out!
God forbid someone actually says they like a modern sound to anything around here
Old 5th October 2009
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W

Simple Minds -Brekfast Club Soundtrack - Don't you Forget about me (song)

Yes. what a sound dated and 80s but i love the sound,

for me ill though in
The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
Old 5th October 2009
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Larry Mullen Jr in all his incarnations
You know what, He's underrated for brining in the biggest band in the world, but yes he has a great tone, not the famous tracks but the more obscure ones hold is signature sound. Maybe ONE is the most famous with it on,
Listen to STAY also for that tone, Dull, yet ringy, strange, i think this has a lot to do with FLOOD and an SM58 as a room the mic more than anything else.

Just also through in Bullet the Blue Sky, THAT'S A SNARE SOUND!
Old 6th October 2009
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Nick Mason has a pretty sweet snare on Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here.
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Old 6th October 2009
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Brickhouse/Commodores
Old 6th October 2009
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street fighting man.
awesome drummer, awesome band. i dont know how many times i've had that song pick me up. the only thing that could unbelievably match that opening keef riff is the sound of the drums. that tune has gobs of hooks ...not least provided by charlie's portable kit. not in yr face snare tone but the song doesnt NEED one, and thats why its one of my favorite snares, because of what its not as well.
Old 6th October 2009
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1- Dave Weckl in all of Chick Corea's electric band albums.
oh, man .. +10 on that. Pretty much everything mr W did in the late 80s is ... it just can't be done. Perfectly in the pocket while never being either indifferent nor pushy, with the perfect angle of playing with the perfect snare selection. And still, being so bullseye right, it's not boring ever. On the contrary, I get a heads up experience every time.

I prefer things with more top end than bottom end. Definitely more "Kah" sound than "Boff" or "Pow" sounds. Slate snares and Mutt lange snares I do not like at all. Big ballade fatback snares with huge reverb can be gorgeous sometimes, but massive and huge for the most part makes me see a 300 kilo guy with huge blobby stomach, wobbling slowly and cautiously ahead like some goose and barely can move, because he's so huge, massive. I do not enjoy huge, cannon-like or synthetically fat snares at all. I want lithe things, vital, punchy, snappy with vital vigour, great soft note definition and crispness, without smacking the hell out of it like some bullock whip sound.

I also think what makes a snare 'sound good', is when it is played right in the deepest of pockets in a great context. One great example is John Robinsson's snare (and kick) on Steve Winwood's "Higher love" song - which is too bright and synth-ish for me, but he plays it in ex-f*king-actly(!) the right microspot in the groove, every hit. Can't really do that with computers. Porcaro, Robinsson and Chambers are gentlemen with one hell of a pocket, although I feel chambers often hits way too hard, chokes the sound to just a boring whip crack sound. Sounds more like a starter pistol than a musical instrument.
Old 7th October 2009
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Very interresting!

A snare sound I find right: on an album by Lonnie Smith (Think!) with Marion Booker,JR. on drums. It's got «KAH» and still «BOF» and the «POW» is wow! Here is a sample.

I've just read an article in a french jazz magazine about the album TAKE OUT by Dave Brubeck. 50th aniversary. Good snare sound on TAKE FIVE. There is a pic in the magazine of the group in the studio. Piano, sax and bass: one Neumann M49 with the power supply right by the mic stand for each, and for the drums: a lonely U47 sparkling up front...

all by itself

Looks like they are all having a blast. The drummer Joe Moreno is sitting on something that seems a floor tom!???! In the back ground, the window to the control room with 2 men in white shirt and necktie
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Old 7th October 2009
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I said it on another thread, but I just heard the song again over a restaurant sound system, and that perfect snare snapped right into my head:

"Hey Nineteen" - Steely Dan
Old 7th October 2009
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I said it on another thread, but I just heard the song again over a restaurant sound system, and that perfect snare snapped right into my head:

"Hey Nineteen" - Steely Dan
One of the first uses of a drum machine to emulate real drums. Roger Nichols' "Wendel" drum computer.
Old 7th October 2009
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Supertramp & Alan Parsons

I love '70's snares, especially the snare sounds on Supertramp's Breakfast In America and Alan Parson's Tales of Mystery & Imagination (that's the Dark Side Of The Moon snare). They all sound like decent tuning, a wallet on the batter head, tight snares, and killer reverb. Love that stuff!
Old 7th October 2009
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Just gotta be Bonham when that 1st snare comes in on 'Stairway to Heaven'. So crisp, so fat and perfect.
Old 7th October 2009
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That makes me think of the Led Zep song «Look at the love that I've found». The snare sound is very present.
Old 7th October 2009
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A few snares...

cuts like a knife Bryan Adams
Some like it hot - Power station
rock with you-Mikey Jackson
Lonely Hearts- Yes
Absolute- scritti pollitti
Dancing in the dark- Springstein
Every picture tells a story- Rod the Mod
Rosanna- Toto
Boy inside the man- Tom Cochrane





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That makes me think of the Led Zep song «Look at the love that I've found». The snare sound is very present.
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Old 8th October 2009
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sheesh, you really like 'em pretty processed dontcha? heh
Old 8th October 2009
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The Honeydrippers - Impeach the President
Old 8th October 2009
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Elton John - Rocket Man
Old 8th October 2009
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Mario Calire of The Wallflowers on "One Headlight" really spanks, as does anything Steve Jordan played on Keef Richards' second solo record.
Old 8th October 2009
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Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
anything by Booker T & the MG's
The Soft Bulletin
Sextant - Herbie Handoncock
Quadrophenia
early Visconti esp. Bowie (Heathen too)
Meatwood Flac - Rumours
Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored
Pixies - Surfer Rosa / Nirvana - In Utero / Albini
Ringo - Revolver
any crackin' James Brown
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