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Keeping the Nuances of Two-handed Snare in the Mix

When working with a track on which the drummer is using both hands on the snare drum, you may notice that many of the subtleties are lost in the mix.

This can be overcome by splitting the return to two tracks. Tweak the first one to make the hit on the beat (typically the loudest one) sound right.

Apply some serious limiting to the other channel (The UA 1176LN is our preference) until that loudest hit is squashed and the rest is unaffected. Equalize to taste and blend the ingredients until all is audible. This process allows those subtleties to shine without losing any of the crisp transients.

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