November 11th, 2017

Raw audio of striking a snare drum once with a wooden drumstick. I recorded this simultaneously with a Zoom H1 and Zoom H4n Pro to compare the quality. The recorders were about 50cm away from the drum.

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"Snare Drum, Single Hit, A (H1).wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org

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The sound was recorded using a "H1 Zoom recorder" on 31st October 2017.

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    sugarvibes 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Great snare hit! Using for a school project - thank you!

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    ZaneBedawi365 9 months, 2 weeks ago


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    KesaubeEire 9 months, 4 weeks ago

    THx very much!really really good!

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    windmarble 12 months ago

    Nice sound. Thank you.

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    RodTejada 1 year, 1 month ago

    Sounds really good, thanks for sharing!


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