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What's your favorite snare sound? Drum Machines & Samplers
Old 16th August 2007
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What's your favorite snare sound?

I'm doing a little research before starting my next library and was wondering what snares are your favorites. They must be natural snares with no sample support. (I know that's a little funny coming from a sample manufacturer )


my fav today: Stewart Copeland ...pretty much all albums (specific song: Murder By Numbers)

my all-time fav: no surpirse... Bonham
Old 16th August 2007
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Stating the obvious: Ringo on "Tomorrow Never Knows" and "Come Together."

But honestly, my favorite snare sound of the last few years is on Gorillaz' "Feel God, Inc." and I'm pretty sure that's not a live kit...

- c
Old 16th August 2007
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Depends on the song.
I like stuff the Mutt Lange does differents snares on verses into and chrous etc...
Old 16th August 2007
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Bonham for sure.

A lto fo different Ringo snares esp some of the earlier higher pitched stuff.

"Where's Summer B?" on the first Ben Folds Five record.

The Soft Bulletin has a bunch of cool snare sounds.
Old 16th August 2007
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Alice In Chains - No Excuses

Deftones - Digital Bath, Rx Queen!

Blind Melon - Soak The Sin, entire ****ing cd
Old 16th August 2007
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deftones - around the fur/white pony
Old 16th August 2007
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Right now, Kings Of Leon - 'True Love Way'. Most the drums on that album are how I like them.
Old 16th August 2007
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Bohnam is a given, but I've always LOVED the snare (and whole kit) sound on all of the James Gang records.

Call me silly, but I am also a sucker for that dead 'THAP' in 3 Dog Night's Never Been to Spain...


Also, the open, ringing snare sound on the Smashing Pumpkin's Gish album had balls to spare!!
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Babylon sisters, black cow........steely dan, please.
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James Gang ...nice!

Steely Dan ...nice!

AIC ...nice!
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the last john mayer album had very cool snare sounds
Old 16th August 2007
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The snare sounds on Rage Against The Machine's first album always struck me as a great heavy, punchy sound. I don't know if or how much Andy Wallace "enhanced" the snare with samples. Whatever he did, I like it... a lot.
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The fact that this thread has this many posts and not a single mention of Steve Albini is just pure heresy.
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I don't like this band at all but I love the snare sound. I actually bought the record just to use the title track as a snare drum reference:

Radio 4, Enemies Like This

I think it has a good balance of top and bottom and shell, while retaining amazing transient pop. If anyone knows anything about how this was recorded and mixed I would love to know.

Brad
Old 17th August 2007
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deftones - around the fur
+1

perfect modern rock/metal snare sound
Old 17th August 2007
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Add another for Bonzo.

Call me crazy but I've always been partial to the classic Bill Bruford tight-snare sound. I'm thinking of the stuff he did with KC or Allan Holdsworth in the early 80's.
Old 17th August 2007
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J.J. Johnson. Played live for John Mayer.
Old 17th August 2007
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Someone mentioned Smashing Pumpkins. I really dig the snares on Siamese Dream, especially Cherub Rock.

Brad
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Drum sounds on Spoons last four records - Gimme Fiction in particular. Love them. Big, resonant, but sound totally real. Liked the drums sounds on the first two Interpol records a lot as well - like the sound on the new one as well, but still digesting. Also, I really love the sound of one of my old Slingerlands. I mean, really, really love it.
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Bill Bruford

Clyde Stubblefield
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anything tchad blake does!
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I love snares. It all depends on what day you ask me this question as to what I like. I must say that I find Nick Mason's snares on DSOTM and The Wall to be very pleasing. I think the key to his sound is that he is not a basher.
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i love the snare sound on Codeine's "The White Birch" album
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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!
Old 17th August 2007
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john melloncamp "peacefull world"
Old 17th August 2007
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Anytime Kenny Aronoff hits one.

Cheers,
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Old 17th August 2007
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I just remembered...

I love the snare sound on Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BLueROom View Post
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!
Are they really vintage or just real sounding?

Stylistically, Ethan Johns' drum sounds are 'vintage' but in a modern context they're just good sounding.
Old 17th August 2007
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Police "Synchronicity 2". Particularly the middle where it gets "roomier". Also, Toy Matinee's, "Last Plane Out". Again, the middle where it gets "roomier" Those snares will take your head off.
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Bonham, but not the snares he used just the way he hit! if you put another drummer on his snare it would not have had the same sound to it
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