#1
I've been building a library of drum samples for a while now, so far I have just under 2GB of samples (all freely available).
What I haven't been able to find are some full sounding snare samples, most of the ones I have are all crack with no body. So far I have:
The AKA809 pack from SignalToNoize
The Big Mono kit from Analogue Drums
Erkan's Organized Sample Pack from the Ultimate Metal Andy Sneap Forum
The Jazz Funk Kit from Orange Tree Samples
The MusicRadar Drum Sample pack
The NSA Custom Series Drumkit from Nekro
The Slingerland Kit from Indie Drums
The Snappy Snares pack from Boy In A Band

So does anyone have any other good samples? especially snares with some body to them.
#2
Have you tried processing the samples you already have? A lot of the body will come through once you put a preamp-style plugin and/or compressor on the snare track. Do you have any channel strip plugins? That will beef up the samples nicely.
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#3
I don't think I have any specific channel strip plugins, unless there's one in the Antress Modern pack that I don't know about (I still haven't worked out what they all are). I might give it a shot on the Big Mono ones, lots of the others (Especially the sneap ones from Erkan's pack) are fairly pre-processed to be really 'crack'y so all that happens when I compress them is a get a very squashed sounding crack rather than a good crack.
#4
Tons of awesome, free, snares over on the Andy Sneap forum.
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#5
Erkan's Organized Samples from the Sneap Forum has a whole shit ton of awesome Snares and kicks. Haven't tried the toms but that's because I've been too lazy to make the gogs for them.

In particular one of my favorite snares from that back is the Behindert Snare. So much crack with that one, great for adding to a very boomy snare (ex. the Tempesta snare from EZX Metal Machine) for more attack.
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Tons of awesome, free, snares over on the Andy Sneap forum.

Most of those are in Erkan's pack (he compiled all the samples available at the time into 1 file so they were more accessible).
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In particular one of my favorite snares from that back is the Behindert Snare. So much crack with that one, great for adding to a very boomy snare (ex. the Tempesta snare from EZX Metal Machine) for more attack.

Which is my problem, don't have any snares with any boom or body to them (or none I've found), they're all full of crack.
#7
Shame I can't give you some of my Steven Slate Drum samples. Some really good ones.

"Black Snare" has an enormous body to it that you'd want, too.
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#9
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Most of those are in Erkan's pack (he compiled all the samples available at the time into 1 file so they were more accessible).

None of the ones I use are in his pack.

The samples in there are alright, but there's been some REALLY awesome ones the past few months that aren't in his pack.
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None of the ones I use are in his pack.

The samples in there are alright, but there's been some REALLY awesome ones the past few months that aren't in his pack.

That so?

Cool!
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Quote by MatrixClaw
None of the ones I use are in his pack.

The samples in there are alright, but there's been some REALLY awesome ones the past few months that aren't in his pack.

Care to share them please? Because I've been looking for a decent snare sound as well. The samples I've found so far displease me so much that I can't even stomach setting up a snare track.
#12
Why not, you know, add some low mids? That's where the boom comes from.
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Damn, good idea. I'll try that.

Don't you do a lot of mixing? I would have thought that eq would be the second thing to try after compression.
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All you need is there...

You did read the OP right? notice how I haven't spent a cent on samples? There's a reason for that. And I know that SD and SSD had some good stuff, I used to have it all. But such is the way of going legal, you have to work a little harder and look a little further. So now I'm on the lookout for a good full-bodied snare sample that can mix with some of my other samples to get the snare sound I want/need, preferably free (although with semester break and extra work coming up I could do cheap).

Also I'd love to get some names or links Matrix, if there's some good ones there I'd love to download them before semester break hits and I have to download them on my own bandwidth
#18
Hey guys, I know this thread hasn't been active in almost a year, but a long time ago I downloaded that Erkan Drum Sample pack and I loved it. However I've had problems with my computer since then and I've now lost all the samples (unfortunately I can't re-download them as all the links are dead). I was wondering if anybody who still has it would be willing to share it? I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks!
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Hey guys, I know this thread hasn't been active in almost a year, but a long time ago I downloaded that Erkan Drum Sample pack and I loved it. However I've had problems with my computer since then and I've now lost all the samples (unfortunately I can't re-download them as all the links are dead). I was wondering if anybody who still has it would be willing to share it? I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks!

I still have Erkan's, but currently lack the bandwidth to re-upload it. I'll be at university sometime next week (tuesday-wednesday-ish) and will try to re-upload it on their bandwidth once I'm there and post a link.
#20
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I still have Erkan's, but currently lack the bandwidth to re-upload it. I'll be at university sometime next week (tuesday-wednesday-ish) and will try to re-upload it on their bandwidth once I'm there and post a link.


That would be brilliant, thank you very much! I'll keep this page bookmarked and check back on Tuesday/Wednesday. Thanks again!