Do you think this snare sound is wack?
Old 25th January 2006
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Do you think this snare sound is wack?

It's a Pork Pie Big Black 14"X 6.5". I like the sound of it, but the real high part of the overtone is annoying. I haven't had a chance to hear it in the context of a mix, it might just wash out.

Anyhow, I'm not a drummer - it's for the studio, but would a different resonant (bottom) skin alleviate this if it becomes a problem in the mix?

Pork Pie
Old 26th January 2006
Depends on the music, mix, other instruments, etc. etc. etc.

But the overtones PROBABLY will not be heard in a mix, but will be felt, makes the snare come alive imho

I really like the sound by the way
Old 26th January 2006
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Old 27th January 2006
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Yeah I think your right Andy. I was pissing around with the tuning of it today and was surprised to find out it was the Top skin doing the whining.
Old 27th January 2006
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Pork Pies are great snares. First, the drum needs to be tuned, but an even quicker fix is to put a small piece of tape on the drum head, which will deaden the ring. If that doesn't quite cut it, tape a credit card or a wallet to the head.
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