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Free HQ Snare & Kick samples w/ gog files
Old 26th February 2007
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Free HQ Snare & Kick samples w/ gog files

I've been busy getting together some good sounding snare samples and I'd like to share my efforts. These samples (gog file included for drumagog users) are of 3 of my current snares, each run thru various high quality pres and industry standard mics. (sm57/API 512c, 421/API 512c, GT44/Sebatron vmp2000e) . All samples are Hard hits that will punch thru any mix and all samples are a combination of two mics- one dynamic and one condenser. All were processed with UAD1 plugs for extra beef but only mildy EQ'd and compressed, so they can be further modified to your liking. The snares are as follows (all tuned properly with week old heads, and damped slightly with Moongel):

Pearl Sensitone Custom Brass (57/API-GT44/Sebatron)
Yamaha Musashi Oak (57/API-GT44/Sebatron)
Pearl Free Floating Maple (421/API-GT44/Sebatron)

There are 10 hard hits per snare with the best hits chosen out of about 50 hits each. The reason I only included hard hits, is simply because I tend to get rock and metal drummers in here that don't hit very evenly and when I have to replace hits with drumagog, I hate having to correct peaks to get the proper hits. If you are familiar with Drumagog, it can choose samples randomly and dynamically and when you get mediocre drummers, half of the hits are too soft to get the full impact of the sample. These gogs will replace all the hits with nice strong hits - what rock/metal albums generally need. I usually put the subtle snare stuff on another track and process it separately underneath the replaced hits. Basically, I made these samples to make my life easier. Sorry, I was being selfish, but if you are in the same boat as me, you will appreciate these samples. And hey, they're FREE!

**EDIT: I threw some kick samples in there too. The Ludwig works especially well for metal.**

I'm done rambling, here you go:

***EDIT 09.... I changed servers a while back and broke all these original links. I thought the files were gone but....

ha! I found 'em

download these links:


***these are long before Supersonic came out and these ARE NOT included in the current DVD release***
Old 13th June 2007
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🎧 15 years
Good stuff. I like the idea of getting some samples closer to the source.
Old 15th June 2007 | Show parent
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Thank you.
Old 11th December 2009 | Show parent
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🎧 10 years
Thanks!!!! thumbsup
almost 3 years later...

Old 19th April 2011 | Show parent
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thanks so much BLueROom! i can't stand the synth style snares, these are awesome!
Old 19th April 2011 | Show parent
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Old 19th April 2011 | Show parent
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great samples

Hey, I tried these samples out where I needed to do some sound replacing, and it turned out great. I'd love to hear more that you may have. Just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to post them!
Old 18th September 2011 | Show parent
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col's Avatar
🎧 10 years
Thanks a lot for these!
Old 20th September 2011 | Show parent
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I love the sound of the yamaha

many thanks!
Old 22nd January 2013 | Show parent
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Just stumbled across these, absolutely superb

Originally Posted by a zombie ➑️
I love the sound of the yamaha
Old 27th April 2013
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Are these links broken? I'm having a need for some fresh meat!!
Old 11th September 2014
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Thanks a Million Tons!!!
Old 29th July 2015
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This is FREE LEGAL?... or iLegal?
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