Academy Dashboard Forum Production Mixing Decapitator on Snare Drum

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    Guido tum Suden

      While looking for something to tame transients on snare drum I stumbled upon this. What do you think?

      • Put Decapitator on snare track
      • Use preset "Drum Fatterner 1"
      • Adjust Output
      • Use Tone control to adjust the sound of your snare to the song!

      The Tone control is the great thing here. It let's you, to a degree, tune the snare to get a darker or a brighter one.


      • This topic was modified 7 years ago by Guido tum Suden.

        Distorsion will round up the transients, but it can make them sound kind of "fake" so to speak. Any dist plugin will do the task, but Decapitator is a beast.


          Does Decapitator make that much of a difference? Im considering a purchase but am not au fait with the product. Any advise will be greatly appreciated, would any other product or distortion fill the same role?


          Arthur Labus

            I use Nomad Factory Bus Driver. There is a preset "Snare bite" (Tube saturation). Works fine.
            Bus Driver is really versatile and it's only 9,99 $. Demo available.

            Or VST32 plugins for Windows: Thrillseeker VBL and Thrillseeker TXC from Variety of Sound.
            Great free plugins.

            However, i don't know decapitator.

            • This reply was modified 7 years ago by Arthur Labus.

              Cheers Arthur, I do love me some Free Plugins.. I'll give them a blast and report back 😛


              Magnus Johansson

                Other free saturation available from klanghelm and softube. Warren has a video or two where he checks out some free plugins. Bet there were a couple more saturation plugins there.

                Michael Hordorwich

                  Decapitator is so awesome especially for drum bus. Also I agree there are some cool great free plugs out there. I think I own everything out there except fabfilter and a few others but got all the usual suspects from waves mercury to slate all, all isotope, soundtoyS bundle tons of uad etc but the more I get like I said in another post I started the more my work slows down. I think I need to downgrade but selling them is so hard and not worth it so I just need to be wise about NOT buYing anymore I have enough and need to master what I got. Anyways happy mixing and all your mixes sounds great guys and gals! Thanks,mike

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