I’ve never been happy with any snare drum in my songs. I’ve gotten to the point that I loathe the snare.

This week, while I’m on vacation, I’ve been reading books on recording and mixing. Jeff Strong has given me new insight into my problem with the snare: “For many recording engineers/producers, the snare is almost a signature.”

I think what I need is actually more appreciation for the snare. With some effort perhaps I can find the sound that feels right.