How To EQ A Snare Drum

Easy Drumming That Sounds Hard

In this free drum lesson, you’ll learn important concepts in a step-by-step approach with DrumLessons.com sound engineer Victor Guidera and Jared Falk – Victor’s sidekick for this series of free drum lessons – for the EQuing of top and bottom snare drum microphones.

It’s important that you take the time to learn how to mic a snare drum properly, and learn about common technical terms and theory behind drum set miking for both live and studio settings, before you watch this free video drum lesson on snare drum EQuing. You can educate yourself about these subjects by watching the free video drum lessons “How To Mic A Snare Drum” and “Drum Set Mic Technique Overview“. The knowledge you’ll acquire from those free drum lessons will prove to be invaluable as you learn how to EQ a snare drum.

One of the aspects discussed in this free drum lesson on snare drum EQuing is the use of muffling techniques as tools for improving the sound of your drums just before the EQ stage. Muffling techniques can be decisive in enabling you to get the sounds you’re searching for while EQuing your drum set for any live or studio setting. Therefore, it’s very important for you to know a bunch of different muffling techniques. Check the free drum lesson “How To Muffle Your Drums” to learn about muffling techniques for getting rid of sympathetic snare buzz, unwanted snare ring, and overall drum set resonance.

As soon as you’re done with this free drum lesson on EQuing a snare drum, pick and choose between the free drum lessons “How To EQ A Bass Drum“, “How To EQ Toms“, and “How To EQ Overheads And Cymbals” to learn how to EQ the other instruments on your drum set.




  • Francisco says:

    Thanks to all team who makes this lessons. I can learn play drums cause you. We love you guys. From Argentina (Sorry my english)

  • Dean McGaveston says:

    I often play at jam nights and I always pull my wallet out of my hip pocket and rest it on the snare skin, roughly where Jared placed the drum gum. This cuts a lot of ring and over tone out of the snare. Get more dampening if its filled with money!!

  • Cristian says:

    Seriously it had take years to get a good sound by trying and error, and know that I found it you put it here. WHY YOU DIDN’T DO IT BEFORE????

    Really nice and helpful.

  • Ashane says:

    These lessons are unbelievable..i dont thnk we can get this kind of a knowledge for free from any where else..i really really appreciate the work that you r doing Jared.. Thankx alot lot lot!!!!

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