Fatten up a snare drum in your mix Posted on Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 6:48 pm. PT Written by Jim Dalrymple 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.