Written by JAMIE COLEIRO
An Unexpected Genre-Defining Sound
Ever noticed how snares define the mood of your song. Nope, me neither lol.
My favourite example of this was trying to use a trap snare on anything other than trap. As it turns out…A terrible Idea.
Thinking about it, snares not only hold the power to set the mood of a song, but they can be genre defining too.
I've never thought about snares this way before…
Finding the Right Snare for your Beats
The next time you're choosing a snare for your song, make a conscious effort to notice which samples you gravitate towards.
For those samples you cycle through, take a mental note of those that sounded right (or wrong) to your ears.
Yeah. But. How does this Help me?
You organise your sample library, right? Perhaps by:
- Sample type, i.e. kicks, percussion, pianos, etc OR
- Genre, i.e. Soul, R&B, Trap, etc.
And if you don't… I recommend getting yo' shit together.
The Samplism team are also very responsive—so you're in good hands if you ever ask a question, or need help.
For a free alternative, there's Loopcloud by LoopMasters.
A Thought to End On.
You've gotta be strategic with your snare selections. 👌🏼
Spending 15 minutes—for example—surfing through rock snares on a EDM song is a tragic waste of your time.
The faster you find the sound you're looking for, the quicker you can move onto something else. Something else more creative lol.
Until next time…