5 Minutes To A Better Mix III: Fatter Snare With EQ

2013 Mar 14, 2014

Part 14 of 31 – Working with a thin, maybe weak sounding snare drum in the mix? Need to fatten it up a bit? No problem. Just grab your stock EQ and let’s get to work.

Find The Fat Frequency

The key to using an EQ to fatten up a snare is to go searching for the fat frequency. Every snare has one. Usually in the low mids. Once you find it, you can emphasize it over some of the other frequencies in the track, gain match it, and KABAM: fatter snare!


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