Fatten up a snare drum in your mix Posted on Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 6:48 pm. PTWritten 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. Teresa Caprarola This is an old post, but still, the best way to fatten snare is with a Drumtee®.