Overview

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Snare City gives 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.

In the audio demo Auditioning The Snares, the snares appear in the following order:
1) Mapex 14″ x 8″ Brass Master
2) Mapex 14″ x 3.5″ Black Panther Steel
3) Pearl 14″ x 5.5″ Chad Smith Steel
4) ’60s Gretsch 13″ x 5″ Gene Krupa Brass
5) ’60s Ludwig 14″ x 5″ Maple
6) Mapex 10″ x 6″ Birch Auxilary
7) Orange County 14″ x 5″ Vented Maple
8) Pearl 14″ x 6.5″ Free-Floating Brass
9) Pearl Masters 12″ x 5″ Maple
10) Pearl Masters 14″ x 5″ Maple
11) Pearl 14″ x 3.5″ Picolo Maple
12) ’50s Slingerland 14″ x 6.5″ Radioking Maple
13) Pearl 14″ x 6.5″ Steve Ferrone Brass.

Demos

Features

  • Mic layers

    Individually controllable mic layers - Close mics, Overheads, Room mics, Smash mic, Kick Sub, and Snare-Bottom.

  • Output routing

    Stereo and multi-channel output versions provided.

Package contents

  • Formats

    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

Snare City drum samples virtual package

Sampling Details

Tracked at York Street Studios (now closed) through a ’74 Neve desk direct to tape.

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 a reduced number of velocity layers, and separate 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

For detailed tracking notes view this site on a computer screen.

System Requirements

  • Compatable software sampler: Native Instruments Kontakt Full version version 4 or greater
  • Hard drive: 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 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.