Fatten up a snare drum in your mix

Producer Graham Cochrane shows you how to fatten up a weak sounding snare drum.



  • G

    Trick two: Stereo—Either a touch of chorus or a simple haas setup (on the entire snare, or just the high frequencies). Check this in mono to be sure your snare isn’t disappearing, flamming, etc.

    Trick three: Distortion—Flavored compression to mush things up, though this depends on the snare sound and the types of distortion you have available.

  • Teresa Caprarola

    This is an old post, but still, the best way to fatten snare is with a Drumtee®.