Chris Sweet

    Hey sameshake, yeah I'd say embrace the bleed lol. The snare will get weird if you do too much eqing. I think I used an expander to reduce bleed but I didnt go bananas. From memory I think I did a boost around 120 on the top mic to get some beef, cut at 400hz to take out the boxyness and a high shelf around 5k I think to add some snap. On the bottom I high passed around 120, did another boost around 120 again and a small boost in the mids and that was it. Blended together I got a thumpy snare with some snap on top. VCA compressor for smack. Also darkening the hi hat mic helped with keeping hat bleed from getting too bright and annoying. Hope that's helpful.