“Want to get a great sound on a snare drum using a drum machine in the studio? Take your individual snare drum sound from the drum machine and run it into the studio to and amplifier so that the snare sound of the drum machine comes through the speaker. The amplifier should be laying flat on the ground with the speaker facing you. On top of the speaker, you should put a real snare drum with the snares facing you. Mic the snare drum from the top and bring it back to the console. Everytime your drum machine hits the snare through the amplifier, you’ll get a real snare drum, in time. (Note: You can also try different angles on the mic for desired sound.)”
David Bendeth – vice-president of A&R (BMG Canada), producer, Big House, Regatta. Co-writing credits include songs for Jeff Beck, Joe Cocker.