I really like the clap/snare on every second beat that sounds a bit muffled away but still pops out very strong to define the rhythm.

Is that a clap, snare, rim or something else? Any tips how to create this. General advice is appreciated, but more specific on how to do it in Ableton would be great!

Some examples:

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    Sounds like a rim-shot sample pitched down to me. – Simon Bosley Jun 29 '17 at 12:20

Sounds like you'd need to eq away most of the snare, save for the transient, add a little reverb, and compress.


That’s not a snare, it’s a rimshot and/or a woodblock hit.

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  • this is probably better as a comment on the answer you are referring to. – Mark 2 days ago

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