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Recorded on 4 different snare drums with 6 complementary microphones, using a variety of muffling technics, RAW MUFFLED SNARES explores the punchy, controlled and classic sounds of muffled snare drums.
For decades, studio and live drummers have experimented with muffling technics and materials on their snare drums, with the goal to control overtones and decay, add impact and focus, gain clarity and mix in better with other instruments.
The 249 samples of RAW MUFFLED SNARES explore these technics and feature a huge palette of muffled sounds, from glorious punchy disco snares, sharp and cutting sounds reminescent of electronic drums, all the way to classic old-school controlled snares...
The choice of microphones and microphone positions add to this versatility by providing various amounts of proximity effect and ambience.
The Kontakt instruments provide dynamic layered snares for instant results and great realism, practical category sets, and plenty of unheard, unexpected new snare sounds.
Microphones used for this collection:
Preamps: UA6176, Focusrite RED7, API 512, API 3124
- 249 samples, mono and stereo WAV, 24bit, 48kHz
- 11 NI Kontakt instruments (6 nki, 5 nkm)
- Requires full version of Kontakt 4.2+ (the patches will load in the free Kontakt Player in demo mode, with a time limit!)
- Total size uncompressed: 30.4MB
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All the samples of the collection are organized in the following categories:
CONTROLLED SNARES (21 samples)
These samples were recorded using medium muffling technics: mylar rings, moon gel damper pads, internal mufflers, duct tape, double-sided foam tape…
They provide a great compromise between resonance and control.
DEAD SNARES (43 samples)
The real deal! No tone, no projection, no life… and yet beautiful impacts and body!
Use these samples as such in your tracks, or layer them with other samples to create complex, perfect backbeats.
Mixing engineers will use these on top of flat, poorly recorded snares to add punch and impact.
ROOM MUFFLED SNARES (34 samples)
Recorded with microphones placed at mid-distance, these samples contain a bit of ambience and will be easy to integrate deeper into your mixes.
SHARP SNARES (26 samples)
Most of these samples were recorded using microphones placed under the snare drums, pointing at the snares. The resulting sounds are bright, sharp and cutting.
Layer these on top of a dull, lifeless snare drum to give it extra bite!
VARIOUS MUFFLED SNARES (20 samples)
A very original set of samples recorded by muting the snare drums with hands, tambourines, various objects...
PITCHED AND LAYERED SNARES (105 samples)
These samples were created by layering and pitching various raw muffled snares samples in NI Kontakt. The resulting sounds were recorded and edited in Pro Tools, and then exported as new samples.
These sounds are organized in five subfolders:
- 3D Layered Snares
- Deep FX Snares
- Organic Layered Snares
- Stereo Snares
- Tech DnB Snares
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A. DYNAMIC SET
00_Dynamic Muffled Snares stacks.nki
This Kontakt patch features combined samples, multiple velocity layers, as well as a custom script to automatically reproduce the nuances between left and right strokes. The resulting snare sounds are very organic and lively: perfect for programming realistic, complex snare grooves.
B. CATEGORY SETS
These Kontakt patches regroup the samples in practical categories, and follow the organisation of the sample library subfolders: