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New Product : Sly's Drumsamples Library !

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Sly, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. Sly

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    Hey, this is something we talked about in a recent thread :
    For $30 (22 euros) you'll get 15 snares with multiple velocities, and a bit more (some kick, toms, room samples too).

    I just uploaded a demo version available here
    (right click then download)

    Here is a quick description from the README file included in the demo zip :


    This is the demo version of the future SLY'S DRUMSAMPLES LIBRARY.
    It includes one of the 15 snares available in the commercial package which will be released in a few days. The snare is a 14 x 5,5 Tama Starclassic Bubinga snare.

    Product description :

    - Two folders, one for top snare samples, and one for the corresponding bottom snare samples :

    - Four "rimshot" samples - the snare is hit hard for a nice crack and transient definition, resulting in controlled low mids and crisp high mids

    - Three "medium" samples - the snare is hit a bit softer but sill has attack and body

    - Three "soft" samples - the snare is hit softer, this can be used for ghost notes or rolls

    - A picture of the actual snare drum


    In the commercial version, the following snares will be available including the same amount of velocities :

    DW Collector Maple Finish Ply 14 x 5
    DW Eco-X (bamboo/birch) 14 x 5
    DW PDP Acrylic
    GRETSCH Full Range Maple 14 x 5,5
    GRETSCH Hammered Brass 14 x 8
    GRETSCH Mark Schulman Signature 13 x 6 (maple/bubinga)
    MAPEX Black Panther Brass 14 x 5,5
    PEARL Free Floating (steel shell) 14 x 6,5
    PEARL Masters Premium Series Maple 14 x 5,5
    PEARL Omar Hakim Signature (mahogany) 13 x 5
    SONOR Designer maple 14 x 4
    TAMA Starclassic Bubinga 14 x 5,5
    TAMA Starphonic Maple 14 x 5,5
    YAMAHA Birch Custom Absolute 14 x 5,5
    YAMAHA Signature John JR Robinson 15 x 5 (birch)

    I will also add a multi-velocities DW kick sample, and two sets of multi-velocities toms (DW and Pearl Reference), two sets of stereo room samples, using Beyerdynamic M88, Beyerdynamic Opus87, Sennheiser MD421, AKG C414 and Royer R121 mics into high end pres and converters.

    Technical recording info :

    Each snare was recorded in 24 bits / 44.1 khz through an AKG C414 XL2 going into a Vintech X81 mic pre for the top, Shure SM57 into Mindprint Dual Tube Channel for the bottom ; then into Lavry Black AD converters.
    I used the .WAV format, but I plan to do a .TCI version (not sure though).
    Using a condenser mic on top really brings the natural brightness and low mid frequencies definition ; using the classic 57 on the bottom stands for mid color, wires texture and more crack.
    The snares were tuned in a way that I think sounded good. Different drum heads were involved.
    No other post-processing was involved. I chose to keep the natural dynamics of the playing and didn't normalize/gain-up the samples.
    When mixing top and bottom samples, you'll notice that I also tried to get the best possible phasing (sounding the best to my ears when put in a mix context). Of course you'll be able to change this by moving/editing the samples yourself if you think it doesn't match the sound you go for.
     
  2. Williamn

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    TCIs in yet ?
    and how do we buy ? :)
     
  3. Sly

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    No TCIs for the moment.
    Final version should be available tomorrow or by the end of the week.
     
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    Keep us posted dude, very keen to play around with this.
     
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    I really like this snare. As soon as I get extra money I will buy these.
     

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