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What's your favorite snare sound? Drum Machines & Samplers
Old 10th April 2010
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ooo... cherub rock. that's a good one.

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I'm jumping in this one late, but the original post got me thinking so now I can't move forward until I throw my list out there:

Cheap Trick - Reach Out
Stone Temple Pilots - Flys in the Vaseline
Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock
Rolling Stones - Let me go
Beatles - the whole 'Revolver' album
Stewart Copeland - Man in a Suitcase (Police - Zenyatta Mondatta)
...and of course, EVERYTHING John Bonham ever did...

-Later
Old 10th April 2010
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John Bonham
Stewart Copeland
Neil Peart
Manu Katche
Omar Hakim
Brian Blade
Old 10th April 2010
  #243
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+1 on the Revolver album.
Old 10th April 2010
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Michael Franks - "Passionfruit" is number one for me. Who played on that?? Chris Parker? Must be Gadd on some tracks also.

Steve Gadd - all the session stuff he played on ca 1976-83.

Steely Dan - the "Gaucho" album.

Tower of Power - "In The Slot". David Garibaldi.

AC/DC - "Highway To Hell". Phil Rudd, produced by Mutt Lange.
Old 21st August 2010
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Bonham got that naturally sound...but it´s not the thing im always getting hooked on.

Listen to Mick Tucker´s sound on Sweet Fanny Adams (Phil Wainman) that´s a great overall sound on the drums and music.

Sometimes i´ll get a little bit thrilled about Jeff Lynne´s drumsound (but it´s Bev Bevans way of distinct playing that makes it so good on the early recordings)

Trying to attach my song where i have trying to focus on the Jeff Lynne kind of snare!
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Old 21st August 2010
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David Bowie - Pin Ups
Kenny Buttrey (Neil Young)
Old 21st August 2010
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Bad Religion on the No Control album
Old 21st August 2010
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The Wallflowers - One Headlight.
Old 21st August 2010
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Bill Bruford (I know his sound like I know my mother's voice)
Bruce Gary (best sounding snare and drum kit ever recorded in pop rock)
Clem Burke
Stewart Copland
Pete Thomas
Chester Thompson
Elvin Jones
Billy Cobham

My most hated snare sound is Max Weinberg's on Born In The USA. Although I don't blame him, 'twas the style of the day. Just TOO DAMN MUCH THWACK!

And most "modern rock" drums sound like ****e to these ears.

But, YMMV (your mother's moist vagina)

ZING!









heh
Old 21st August 2010
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Man, how could I forget Bonham!

Actually, it was Bonham's bass drum that was the money melon....





Old 21st August 2010
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Oh yeah!

Ian Paice!

And Pierre van der Linden of Focus...


(rim shot)







heh
Old 21st August 2010
  #252
What's your favorite snare sound?

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The Wallflowers - One Headlight.
Matt Chamberlin, and that is a pretty great snare sound.
Old 21st August 2010
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The 808 Snare from the Roland TR-808 drum machine. Its been used a lot in many songs throughout the decades. But even with this snare, you can always come up with something very unique by layering it.

I'm also a fan of timbaland's drum snares. Quick and snappy like a whip!
Old 21st August 2010
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The Smashing Pumpkins - Superchrist

Tasty drum sound...
Old 21st August 2010
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Actually I assisted on that mix and if memory serves, I don't believe we used a sample... Lots of compression... yes.

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That's always been rather obvious to me. The phase, intonation, velocity, timbre etc. on the snare hits change naturally like they should, even with plenty of compression.

I imagine he doesn't augment or sample replace if he can help it.
Old 21st August 2010
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As a drummer I like tight snappy snares, i use a piccolo majority of the time. I do like these tight sounds that could hold up in a big hip hop track though.

For micing snares i like the SM57 on top and Audix D6 on the bottom.
Old 21st August 2010
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parliament - give up the funk

hendrix - little miss lover

Ted Nugent - Stranglehold

Bad Company - Burning Sky

SEX PISTOLS - PRETTY VACANT

funkadelic - - Mommy, What's A Funkadelic

kiss-calling dr.love

Old 21st August 2010
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Quote:
Originally Posted by T'Mershi Duween View Post
My most hated snare sound is Max Weinberg's on Born In The USA. Although I don't blame him, 'twas the style of the day. Just TOO DAMN MUCH THWACK!
Apparently they used a reverb with a broken control mechanism on his snare when that was recorded. They just loved the open sound of the snare going on forever because the tight gated drum sound was big at the time and it sounded different. There's a Sound on Sound article all about that (and many other articles with all the juicy details of other classic albums).

-Alex

PS
My favorite snare sounds:

Keith Moon - Who's Next album (Glyn Johns setup)
Dave Grohl - There is Nothing Left to Lose album (Stacked Actors is a great example)
Don Brewer - We're an American Band - THE best 70s snare sound, besides Bonham which is its own category
Old 21st August 2010
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There was another beat done by Timbaland that he never released to sell to any artist.

YouTube - At the studio with Jay-Z and Timbaland

It was at 0:58 seconds!
Old 21st August 2010
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Prince's 3121 album has a great snare

I love Pendulum's Snare sound its very rock snare
Old 21st August 2010
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Speciffically the snare on Dave Mathews Ants Marching. Crisp and like a shot!
Old 21st August 2010
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I'm sure I've posted a few things in this thread, and maybe eve this, but I'm too lazy to do a vanity search.

I've been listening to Fiona Apple's When the Pawn a lot lately. There are some fantastic snare sounds on that record. Matt Chamberlain plays on most of it...big surprise the snare is totally cool.
Old 21st August 2010
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My favs are:

The Tragically Hip - In Between Evolution (especially It Can't Be Nashville Everynight)
Pedro the Lion - Control
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (just started to listen to this album again; it's got amazing drum sounds!)
STP - Purple/Tiny Music...
The Weakerthans - Reunion Tour
Old 21st August 2010
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My favs are:

STP - Purple/Tiny Music...
The Weakerthans - Reunion Tour
Great choices.
Old 21st August 2010
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Great choices.
Wow...someone around here is familiar with The Weakerthans, and you're not Canadian thumbsup
Old 21st August 2010
  #266
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tool - aenema
deftones - any album from adrenaline to saturday night wrist
soundgarden - down on the upside
jimmy chamberlin complex - Life Begins Again

Always thought Alex Van Halens snare sounded great for the most part.
Old 21st August 2010
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i absolutely love the stuart copeland snare sound.

other things that come to mind ATM are:

Minus the Bear - planet of ice. i just love this record, and the snare sounds are perfect for the production

50 ways to leave your lover(?) by paul simon -awesome snare sound there. its like the first thing that you hear in the song and its very compelling

oooooh how could i forget:

Fantastic Planet by Failure has awesome sounding snare sounds. the song "pillowhead" in particular.

Last edited by malaclypse; 21st August 2010 at 08:58 PM.. Reason: forgot something
Old 23rd August 2010
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I've liked songs that change snare sounds every other hit or so.

Sheryl Crow - A Change Would Do You Good
Stone Temple Pilots - Sour Girl
John Mayer - Slow Dancing In A Burning Room

None of those have one snare sound the whole way through, let alone the entire length of the album.

But if I have to be boring and predictable...

Jewel - Spirit
Fleetwood Mac - Rumors
Poe - Haunted
The Isley Bros. - Go For Your Guns
Janet Jackson - Velvet Rope
Janet Jackson - Design of a Decade
My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
BT- This Binary Universe (er, when he pulls out the snares they do sound great)
Liz Phair - Liz Phair
Bjork - Post

Not a fan of Copeland's snares. I liked Bonham's supraphonics, but Zeppelin recordings don't give you a close-up of them.
Old 29th August 2010
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Ok, Everyone is naming off some pretty great sounding snares with crisp, clean, deep sounds.

I'm gonna shoot the other way and have to go with the late, great Buddy Miles - Memphis Train AND/OR Runaway Child (Little Miss Nothin')

Love the natural deadness of that snare. It only works with Buddy!

(PS: God bless the hard panned snare. May it come back one day with taste.)
Old 29th August 2010
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What's your favorite snare sound?

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Originally Posted by desol


Bonham's snare sound is incredible. I have to agree.

It's got this...great, woody, punchy quality to it. I've often wondered what snare that is. Anyone know?

I do know, that a part of that sound are the Helios desks and obviously his playing......but ya...great nonetheless. Have a listen to the snare on "Stairway"....again lol...... when they start rockin out...you can really hear it.

D.
Bonham, those old Ludwig snare drums, in great rooms.
Oh and by the way, they were being hit by one of (or maybe) the greatest players of all time... That helps too!!
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