Ever wondered how to start with Snare Design. Well, Puremagnetik have a nice little starter pack for you!
Snare Designer brings three legendary acoustic snare drums right to your desktop studio. Whether you are producing rock, electronic, jazz or film scoring, this free sound pack delivers a huge palette of percussive colors to your production. Snare Designer includes instruments of the classic Ludwig Acrolite, Mapex Birch and Pork Pie Little Squealer snare drums – programmed for individual microphone tweaking and detailed tone sculpting.
You need either Ableton Live 10 and higher, Kontakt 5 (full version) and higher or Logic 10.4 and higher as well as 200 MB of free disk space to get started. The download itself is free from the link above!
Acrolite. The Ludwig Acrolite was originally manufactured in 1968 as a student drum. Its dry, cracking tone, however, was highly coveted by professional session players and it quickly became a staple in the modern recording studio.
Birch. The Mapex Birch has a solid, balanced and “woody” tone. It strikes with an initial punch and a dampening decay characteristic of wooden drums.
Squealer. The Pork Pie Little Squealer comes to the session with some real crack – wait, that doesn’t sound right… Its high pitch tone and fast decay are perfect for sitting up front in mixes that require those 2s and 4s to pop.
The Ableton Live and Kontakt versions include a custom control panel that gives you access to direct, overhead, room and “trashcan” microphones. The Logic version loads as Track Stacks of the multi-mic recordings including all direct, room and special effect microphones.