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Old 10-01-2012, 11:26 AM
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Default "Pre-fading" snare sound

How do you get that snare sound that kind of fades a bit into the "snare hit". It's kind of hard to explain. But it's like when someone uses a whip, and you can kind of like hear the whip through the air before the impact.

I hope you understand what I mean, and I'm sorry if this is described elsewhere, but I don't know the correct term for it. I've searched for things like "snare pre delay" And "pre fade", but can't seem to find anything.

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Old 10-01-2012, 12:24 PM
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Default Re: "Pre-fading" snare sound

I know of a couple ways...
1) take a copy of the snare hit and reverse it. Ten blend to taste.
Then on a separate track line it up so the peak lines up with the main snare transient. Then blend to taste.

2) record a reverb tail from the snare reverb return. Then use the steps above...
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:59 PM
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Default Re: "Pre-fading" snare sound

Thank you very much. It sounds so easy, and I can't believe I didn't think of that myself.

Gonna play with some snares tomorrow.

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Old 10-05-2012, 04:22 PM
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There are some plugins out there, like Altiverb, that has a "reverse" button. Duplicate the snare track, bus it to the reverb plugin, and nudge it earlier to taste.
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