I think its time for a thread that is dedicated just to dubstep snare production. Hopefully it will be a good resource for everyone.
Id like to start it by bringing up a few basic elements of snares that I currently know of (Always trying to learn new and more creative techniques):
- boost around 200hz (depends on what key your in, F for example is about 174hz)
- either synthesized, using a sine wav with a pitch and volume envelope with very quick attack and white noise, or using a sample of an actual snare and adding distortion and then layering noise and other sounds such as a clap for the tail, or a combination of both such as synthesizing a tone, and then layering clap samples.
- reduce around 300-800hz because those are best suited for melodic elements in the song
Not to be cliche but… Zomboy does have amazing snares imo. I’m wondering what type of processing he uses on his snares, although im sure a good part of how it sounds is just a result of great mixdowns and mastering.
It would be great to have people share examples of good snares they have made (in your opinion) and the process of how they made them.
Also, a great resource for understanding the type of processing good producers use is in this Noisia video. (I know they are dnb but its still a great video)
tutorials and in the studio videos are a great way to learn so if anyone has any hidden gems please share!