Snare City

For Kontakt, Battery, EXS24, Wav

Snare City give you a dozen of the most sought-after snare drums to cover a range of tones from vintage to modern. The snares can be used in standalone mode, or seamlessly integrated with RockStock or PopSticks. Tracked through a ’74 Neve desk, and as usual onto a nice thick roll of tape.

Snare City is also available as part of the Tape Series One Bundle.

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Demos

Features

Multi-sampling: 48 velocity layers for center hits, 8 velocity layers for cross sticks

Instrument interface: with volume controls, mic layer balance, pan and tuning controls.

Mic layers: Room mics and closemics/overheads separately controlable.

Flexible output routing: “multi” mapping provided for flexible routing to your DAW

Sensitivity control: increase the sensitivity of the kit for more intricate and subtle performances or leave it set to full dynamic range for more agressive tracks.

Compression: limit dynamics when using stereo mode.

Package Contents

  • Sampler mapping instrument files
    for Kontakt, Battery, EXS24, Wav
  • 1456 sample files
    in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz .wav format
  • User manual:
    AD04-SnareCity-Manual (PDF)
  • Total package size:
    560.9 MB download, 780 MB unzipped

Sampling Details

Snares

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers
Gretsch ’70s 14″ x 6.5″ Maple Center Hits x48*
Cross Stick x8
Mapex 14″ x 8.5″ Brass Master Center Hits x48*
Cross Stick x8
Orange County 14″ x 5″ Vented Maple Center Hits x48*
Cross Stick x8
Pearl 14″ x 5″ Chad Smith Steel Center Hits x48*
Cross Stick x8
Pearl 14″ x 6.5″ Steve Ferrone Brass1 Center Hits x48*
Cross Stick x8
Pearl 14″ x 5″ Masters Custom Maple Center Hits x48*
Cross Stick x8
Pearl 12″ x 5″ Masters Custom Maple Center Hits x48*
Cross Stick x8
Pearl 14″ x 3.5″ Steel Piccolo Center Hits x48*
Cross Stick x8
Pearl 14″ 6.5″ Free Floating Brass Center Hits x48*
Cross Stick x8
Premier 10″ x 6″ Soprano Maple Center Hits x48*
Cross Stick x8
Slingerland ’60s 14″ x 5″ Radioking2 Center Hits x48*
Cross Stick x8

* legacy mappings have less velocity layers and sepearate keys for left/right/dynamic and hard hits

1 Steve Ferrone Brass snare is also supplied with RockStock

2 Slingerland RadioKing snare is also supplied with PopSticks

System Requirements

  • Compatable software sampler: Native Instruments Kontakt Full version version 4 or greater
  • Hard drive: 1.3 GB free storage space available (to download and then unzip)
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Processor: 1GHz
  • OS: Windows Vista/7/8/10, Mac OS X 10.2 or higher

Compatability notes

  • NOT compatible with the free Kontakt Player. The kit will stop working after a 15 minute total time restriction imposed by Kontakt Player. The kit is NOT be able to be activated for continued use in the Player.
  • The wav format audio files supplied with this product can be utilized with many other sampler and sound replacement products, however no 'mappings' are provided or support is given for this.