What Drum Machine is this Snare from? Often in Trap genre. (song reference in description)

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  1. Student

    Student The Student Active Member

    Hello all;
    I have a fairly simple question, though am having trouble finding the answer. So, I thought I'd ask on a forum.

    I hear this snare a lot in Trap. What Drum Machine creates this snare?

    Here is a song that has it. (mind not the song, if its your vibe or if it aint is not relative to the question.) It appears first in the initial snare roll and can be heard throughout.



    Info on the origins of this snare will be appreciated.
     
  2. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    I doubt its as much a drum machine as it is a sample in anyone of the hundreds of libraries available. My MPC Renaissance has snares like this, sounds a bit de-tuned some reverb.
    Sounds like its a mix of a TR 808 clap with a snare on top.


     
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  3. Student

    Student The Student Active Member

    I had heard the layered clap and I think you're right on that being an 808. Its just the snare I'm interested in. I could keep using samples of snares that sound like it, but I'd rather know where exactly that snare's specific origin is, if it has one.
     
  4. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    You will most likely get 10 answers from 10 programmers all suggesting a different snare.

    Being said, Its sounds like a detuned common snare with a clap.
    If you like it that much, simply sample it. That is the beauty of samplers. :)
     
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  5. Student

    Student The Student Active Member



    Here's another song the same snare style's in, not layered with a clap.
     
  6. Student

    Student The Student Active Member

    if it is being created by a certain drum machine, or came from a somewhere specific, I'd like to know where. I could get from its source then, and put a name to it.
     
  7. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    In this track it sounds like a sidestick "detuned" with the ride cymbal on top of it. Its definitely a layer of a few things together. Buy an 808 and you will be really happy.
    I used to own one, they are really easy to work with. They are the big craze now.
    Check out Roger Linn's stuff. Roger is the man for drum machines.
     
  8. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

  9. Student

    Student The Student Active Member

    I have a good number of 808 samples and I'll get an 808 drum machine soon. But I dont think its an 808 snare
     
  10. Student

    Student The Student Active Member

    I'm just using samples for now, I'll buy gear soon though.
     
  11. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Take a chance and find out who programmed this (read the credits), then reach out and find the guy and out right ask. He/she may be honored and kind enough to tell you.
     
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  12. Student

    Student The Student Active Member

    Samples or VSTs that is.
     
  13. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Let me know how you make out. :) Good luck!
     
  14. Sean G

    Sean G Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure I have that snare sound in my sample library... @Student if you want to PM me your email address I can send you the wav file.
     
  15. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Cool, Sean.
    Let us know if you nailed it down?
     
  16. Sean G

    Sean G Well-Known Member

    I have it...I even tried converting to Mp3 to upload here but the quality once converted sounds like ass (as Kurt so eloquently puts it.)

    I think it has to do with the fact it is a one-shot sample and so much audio quality is lost from the original wav file when the conversion to Mp3 takes place.

    But just so the OP is aware, I have what sounds like that particular snare, both dry and with reverb to taste as heard above.
     
  17. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    What source or library was it on?
     
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    Sean G Well-Known Member

  19. Student

    Student The Student Active Member

    I hear certain snares and hi-hats in rap music that don't sound like 808's, they had to come from somewhere.
    Maybe they are altered 808s, if they are I'm trying to figure the process behind it
     
  20. Student

    Student The Student Active Member

    There's a lot of sample packs out there that I can find some of the sounds in, but knowing where they originally came from enables me to get them fresh and ensures the highest quality
     

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