Mix Tip 3
Re-amping Mono Snare Samples that are Already Treated
I don’t believe that every snare drum should have reverb added to create a de-correlated stereo spread, but I will admit that I often try the technique first. So I was frustrated when this snare already sounded “wet”. There didn’t seem to be a stereo version of the drum with reverb. I accepted the challenge of making it fit without adding more treatment.
Like the synths, I tried re-amping. But the snare would be panned up the middle, so I recorded stereo room reflections to wrap around it. I have had very good results recording ambience on location with the Blumlein Technique, so I used it here too.
This is absolutely one of my favorite techniques used on the Autohypnosis album.
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