When it comes to attack character, Snare is similar to Bass drum and has a vibrant transient with a dramatic drop what brings about sharp attack. During snare mixing multilayered sound building is also used from different samples and synthesized sounds with various kinds of saturation and distortion. While working on EDM music, it is important to find the right balance of Snare in a track so that during professional mixing service it won’t be buried in the wall of synthesized instruments. There is a technique of setting its level by 2–4 dB louder with view to the further compression processing. Professional EDM mixing engineers also often work on a song through a limiter and a compressor put on the output channel in order to preset the character of drastically and dynamically compressed track at once. During Snare mixing the technique of parallel compression is frequently used what allows you to add more density to it without losing explosive character and bright attack.
It is more simply with them in terms of building – there is no layering. In EDM and Trance music, finished high-hat samples are applied or they are synthesized on their own – their purpose in EDM music mixing and mastering is to specify the bright high-end of a track. In the former case you should pay attention on the samples’ quality – they shouldn’t have any signs of distortion. It is initially barely noticeable but can produce evidently harsh sound during mixing. Against loudness, you can set high-hat by 2–3 dB lower than the expected level with view to significant dynamics changes during mastering and mixing. They can make them too emphasized. Or again can you apply the best mixing mastering engineers’ trick to check the balance during compression and aggressive limitation of the entire song.