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Postby Steve_French » Tue May 11, 2010 7:04 pm

i have 1000s of snares in my sample folder but none of them are actually any good (IMO) if anyone has a good location of decent snares (and no other shitty samples like i've been handed before) please share :D i'm looking borgore/tomba type snares, good cracky snares if that makes a difference
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Postby relik » Tue May 11, 2010 7:07 pm

best to make your own with a combination of layered hits. in FL, the original dance snare3 is pretty decent just by itself. layer claps, white noise, snares from breaks, etc.
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Postby donpablo » Tue May 11, 2010 7:12 pm

yup,just take 3 shitty snares and make one good snare,also,sometimes even the shity snare can sound good if other elements of the tune mixed properly and the beat is groovy ;]
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Postby therapist » Tue May 11, 2010 7:13 pm

Yeah, make a project just for snare sounds. Take a load of the half-decent samples you've got and bounce various layered/processed versions. Then delete them all and just sample a Pendulum song.
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Postby Basic A » Tue May 11, 2010 7:33 pm

Make your own drum samples rendering tones and whitenoise and then just enveloping them into place... Seen this done on Audacity for precision but you can get along fine with 3xOsc, especially if your into transient shaping.

If you actually wanna sample and not synth your drums (you cant complain about a sample you make yourself i.m.o.)

I recommend you both get on youtube, and look up ska tunes... punk too... lots of 1,2,3,4's before tunes start metronoming on the snare in Ska and Punk... Toasters - Two Tone Army and Rudy Spent his Christmas in Jail good shit first hits there...

Also while on youtube look for 'drum lessons' this is nice becuase alot of those guys work in treated rooms... you can also get some very nice human hihat loops and stuff this way...

Try getting on major drum manufactures websites (Zildjian, Pearl, ect.) and they usually have demonstration recordings of there product line... Get your samplers out chillren... or use File2hd.com if it finds them (limit it to audio searching)

I honestly have to recommend synthing your own or layering though man, its like, sample a man a snare, hell make a tune, teach a man a snare, hell skank for a lifetime.
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Postby Sharmaji » Tue May 11, 2010 8:10 pm

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Postby jsills » Wed May 12, 2010 10:29 pm

buy a sample pack?
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Postby Steve_French » Wed May 12, 2010 11:04 pm

jsills wrote:buy a sample pack?


yeah i've looked everywhere for 'hardcore dubstep snappy snares sample pack'

i'm not dull, i know where to find snares, just not the right ones : (
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Postby diagrams » Thu May 13, 2010 1:08 am

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Postby Steve_French » Thu May 13, 2010 1:19 am

diagrams wrote:vengance


got a few from one of em, its all good, i think i'm good for gettin some now :D thanks for the help guise
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Postby gravity » Thu May 13, 2010 1:24 am

fuck sample packs

make/sample your own
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Postby deadly_habit » Thu May 13, 2010 1:34 am

goodeh wrote:
diagrams wrote:vengance


got a few from one of em, its all good, i think i'm good for gettin some now :D thanks for the help guise

yea it's all about layering
the rusko masterclass or chase and status, brookes bros etc would be good to show you how it's done
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Postby continuumdnb » Thu May 13, 2010 1:36 am

slam a cutlery drawer shut.

No i'm not joking
goodeh wrote:is that good? cause it was accidental, i just copied the drum midi clip and pasted it into the bass channel....

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Postby legend4ry » Thu May 13, 2010 1:44 am

layering.

Acoustic snare for character
Electronic snare for "umph"
White noise for a high end (if you're into that sound)
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Postby diagrams » Thu May 13, 2010 1:48 am

despite mentioning the Vengence packs (a quick fix for the dubstep generation)
Id say bollocks to making your own
waste of time that could be spent elsewhere in the creation process imo
make an effort to source quality samples
well recorded/designed transients will piss all over most peoples snare layering and psudo synthesis
layering snares is better off when approaching the mix as a whole and preferablly only after a good eq/compressor/transient shaper have failed to give you the result you require
but each to their own
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Postby deadly_habit » Thu May 13, 2010 1:56 am

some of the other vengeance packs have great hits in em too beyond essential club sounds
and as i've said many times before meanbeat packs, chopped from breakbeats, and http://darkbeats.com/sampleswap/
if you can't get a good snare out of that and layering you need to rethink what you're doing imo
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Postby jsills » Thu May 13, 2010 2:01 am

goodeh wrote:
jsills wrote:buy a sample pack?


yeah i've looked everywhere for 'hardcore dubstep snappy snares sample pack'

i'm not dull, i know where to find snares, just not the right ones : (


i knew you werent dull, i just couldnt think of the name of the pack i had in mind at the time. try the thomas penton essential drums and perc pack. really good snares in that guy. and i second bollocks to making drums, never have, never will. and layering definitely works great if you only have crap samples. ive made tons of good snares out of shit samples, but you have to layer different textures to shape the sound. hope that helps a little more. :)

edit: deadly mentioned breaks so i must say that the old jungle warfare packs are also dope to chop up. i just wish mine werent trapped on my internal harddrive on my dead computer :evil: those packs are gold.
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Postby Bainsound » Thu May 13, 2010 3:19 am

Battery 3 for sure! And yes, layering snares is the key!
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Postby deadly_habit » Thu May 13, 2010 3:31 am

jsills wrote:
goodeh wrote:
jsills wrote:buy a sample pack?


yeah i've looked everywhere for 'hardcore dubstep snappy snares sample pack'

i'm not dull, i know where to find snares, just not the right ones : (


i knew you werent dull, i just couldnt think of the name of the pack i had in mind at the time. try the thomas penton essential drums and perc pack. really good snares in that guy. and i second bollocks to making drums, never have, never will. and layering definitely works great if you only have crap samples. ive made tons of good snares out of shit samples, but you have to layer different textures to shape the sound. hope that helps a little more. :)

edit: deadly mentioned breaks so i must say that the old jungle warfare packs are also dope to chop up. i just wish mine werent trapped on my internal harddrive on my dead computer :evil: those packs are gold.

my old 10 gb of samples from like89-02 are on a dead hd shit sucks
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Postby jsills » Thu May 13, 2010 3:37 am

deadly habit wrote:
jsills wrote:
goodeh wrote:
jsills wrote:buy a sample pack?


yeah i've looked everywhere for 'hardcore dubstep snappy snares sample pack'

i'm not dull, i know where to find snares, just not the right ones : (


i knew you werent dull, i just couldnt think of the name of the pack i had in mind at the time. try the thomas penton essential drums and perc pack. really good snares in that guy. and i second bollocks to making drums, never have, never will. and layering definitely works great if you only have crap samples. ive made tons of good snares out of shit samples, but you have to layer different textures to shape the sound. hope that helps a little more. :)

edit: deadly mentioned breaks so i must say that the old jungle warfare packs are also dope to chop up. i just wish mine werent trapped on my internal harddrive on my dead computer :evil: those packs are gold.

my old 10 gb of samples from like89-02 are on a dead hd shit sucks


ya bro, i seriously learned my lesson about not backing shit up. im sure we all do at some point :?
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