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I recently recorded some replacement snare drum tracks for a client to use as an alternative to a bad sounding VSTi snare sample that he was using on a song.

I figured I would make them available here for free to anyone who feels like they might be able to use them.

These aren't loops. These are single hit samples, so it'll take some time for you to drop these hits onto a track timeline.

They aren't really anything special or worth bragging about, simple snare tracks, recorded in my studio - which - LOL - ain't exactly Abbey Road. ;)

But, if you are looking for an option to a typical drum machine/VSTi Snare, then you might find them to be a decent alternative.


1969 Ludwig Black Beauty Snare (yep..I'm the original owner...she's one of those pride and joy things for me).]

Direct mic:… SM57
Room mics, spaced pair: AKG 414EB's (2)

There are four files:

Simple snare hit w/ 57 on the snare (mono)
Simple snare hit w/ AKG414's (2) Spaced Array Room Mics ( Stereo File)
Snare Flam w/57 on snare (mono)
Snare Flam w/ AKG… 414's(2) Spaced Array Room Mics ( Stereo File)

All files are .wav format, 44/24/ No processing /Dry/Peaks at -12db

PM me if interested and we can figure out the best way to get them to you, be it Dropbox or email or whatever, or if anyone can tell me how to make them publicly available to anyone here, I'd be glad to put them wherever would be the easiest place to retrieve them... just tell me how to do it. Perhaps I could email them to you, they are 44/24 bit .wav files, but they are only a couple seconds long.





anonymous Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:36

I wanted to keep them as 44/24 bit .wav files as opposed to MP3. I figured that if someone would want to use MP3's, ( don't know why they would) they could always convert them on their end.

I actually have two cool kick drums.... one is a 22' Yamaha, the other is a '69 Ludwig -I still have my 4 piece Ludwig "Ringo" kit, Blue/Gray Onyx Pearl... those kits were very popular at that time. My parents got me the kit for Christmas in 1970. :)

(The black Beauty snare that I used for the snare samples was originally bought as a "spare" LOL... for some reason, my dad (RIP) thought that I needed a spare snare drum. He had no idea what a nice snare he was getting as a backup... for that matter, at the time, I didn't realize it either, until years later when they became sought-after boutique items).

I'd be happy to post kick samples as well, should there be a demand for them. I can even give you a choice of which mics you prefer that I use - EV RE20, an AKG 414EB, 57/58, Senny 421 or 409. ;)

But I'm not going to post these as mp3's... I mean, what would be the point?

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