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27-Mar-2017

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Velcome to ze "Tips 'n' Tricks" bit - Here's a variety of tips from all areas of studio, midi & live work. The emphasis here is not just about tricks to get sounds, but also ideas to save money or time.

But surely YOU have soom real cool tips to share with your comrades in arms of the music world?! - Feel free to add your own money-saving or technique tips!

Check out some of the Tips below, or add your own & hey!... don't forget, there are plenty of FX-Tips in the Articles section too!

   


269 - classic old-skool dub snaredrum (live)        

From: admin
Email: here
Date: 16-Jun-05


Yup that classic old King David etc style dub/reggea snare from the mid 70's thru to early 80's before electronic drums. It has a partly military vibe, with very tite sound and is quite dead, no decay or ringing. The way it's done is this:

Get a bog-standard yellow/orange household duster cloth.

Take off the top hoop from the snare and remove the head.

Drape the duster over the snare shell top opening and then replace the head, working your way as you do so, round the drum, gently pulling the duster which now sticks out from under the head, and making sure that it is flat & even underneath the snare head.

Now replace the top hoop and tighten the head... again, make sure the duster cloth underneath tightens properly and evenly and there's no obviously loose areas.

Now tune your snare! - That's how it used to be done with a real snare in old-skool reggea studios.


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