Chapter List (clickable)00:00:00Introduction00:03:42Starting with the Dark Clap00:04:07Understanding the Meter00:05:45Increasing the Perceived Volume00:07:42Decreasing the Perceived Volume00:10:18Using Digital Zero to Increase Perceived Volume00:13:51Comparing All 3 Previous Compression Methods00:14:32Moving On to the Next Snare Sound00:17:09A Common Way to Compress Snares00:18:12Using a Limiter to Achieve More Severe Changes00:19:31Using the Aphex Big Bottom Pro to Fatten Things Up00:22:45The Classic SSL Compression Sound00:25:26Using a Gate to Shorten the Sound00:26:55Explaining Gate Parameters and Their Effect on the Sound00:29:08Using a Limiter for Effect-Like Changes00:32:40Using Guitar Stomp Pedals as an Unconventional Way00:39:25Treating Standard Snaps with a Limiter00:41:33Knowing When to NOT Do Anything00:42:26Using a Limiter on an 808 Snare00:44:33Almost Destroying the Initial Sound with Compression00:46:44Increasing Perceived Loudness - Again!00:47:10Using Reverb to Give Some Depth to Snaps00:49:00More Snap Reverbs00:49:34Using Waves Doubler to Stereoize a Sound00:50:34Summary00:51:25End
Ken Lewis has created drums for "We Are Young", "Uptown Funk" and "Girl On Fire." Now he reveals his secrets for how to make snare drums punch, smack, and explode on impact in this Snare Compression Intensive lesson.Ken demonstrates and describes a wide range of sounds and settings, creating various impacts and decays, using stock plugins and more advanced. From slow compression to fast limiting, this lesson even covers gating snares as well as parallel compression and layering different snare sounds to build that one MASSIVE snare drum!
Running Time: 51 Minutes
Pro Tools Session Included with all sounds.
Skill Level: Intermediate & Up
Genre: Mostly Hip Hop and Pop Snares with a couple live snare drums