February 15th, 2012

A 1-shot sample taken of a 13-inch diameter, 3-inch deep Pearl brass piccolo snare drum, recorded with a Shure SM-58 close-mic on the batter head, an MXL 603 close-mic on the bottom (snare side) head and two Peavey electret condenser microphones in an XY pair. The drum was fitted with an Evans G Plus (hazy) head on top and a Remo hazy ambassador snare head on bottom.

Notes for samples in this pack:

VLP = Very Low Pitch
LP = Low Pitch
MLP = Medium-Low Pitch
MP = Medium Pitch
MHP = Medium-High Pitch
HP = High Pitch
VHP = Very High Pitch

Playing style:
CS = Cross Stick Strike (Shank of stick strikes the rim while the butt of the stick rests on the head)
HdC = Head-Center Strike
HdE = Head-Edge Strike
RS = Rimshot (Simultaneous head and rim) Strike
Rm = Rim Strike

Snare Strainer settings:
0Sn = Snares off
LSn = Loose Snares
TSn = Tight Snares

v## =the number designation for the velocity with which the instrument was played


  • avatar
    TBO42 2 years ago

    Thank you very much for releasing such wonderful content! I am using your various sample packs heavily in a 100% DIY electric drum set I am building. In particular I love your 13" / 14" snare drums (in their various tunings), and your 8" / 10" / 12" toms.

    If you are interested in seeing my work, you can do so at https://hackaday.io/project/6881 and (currently outdated but soon to be updated) http://drummaster.digitalcave.ca . I am also in the process of posting videos showing the kit in action, with your samples used prominently.

    Again, thank you very much!


  • avatar
    erreur 3 years, 8 months ago

    man, these drum multisample packs you've uploaded are astounding! I can't thank you enough. You have done an impeccable job capturing the subtle nuances of each drum and cymbal. These kits are AT LEAST as good as the best commercial sample sets I've heard, if not better. There is a sense of painstaking love and attention to detail that I am hearing and feeling in these recordings that many commercial kits lack. For you to have taken the time and energy to record and upload these all for free for freesound users is so commendable. Thank you so much.


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