Layering Snares using Noise Waveforms

Sound Design tutorial on Layering Snares using Noise and Noise Gates.

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Layering Snare sounds can be confusing and hit and miss. I will show you how to avoid all the pitfalls and to make use of the Noise waveform and the weapon that is a Noise Gate.

Topics covered in this video are:

  • Setting up the Signal Path
  • Why we use Noise in Layering
  • The different Colours of noise
  • Gates and S/C Triggering
  • Concepts and Practices of Layering
  • Frequency Layering
  • Filtering Frequencies for S/C the Body
  • Using Noise
  • Changing Order of Processing