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Real Music Media releases Real Snare Drum

Real Music Media Real Snare Drum

Real Music Media has released the Real Snare Drum, a sampled vintage 1972 Slingerland Sound King snare in the sfz format.

The Real Snare Drum is the first in a new line of multisampled drums which offer intuitive and playable mappings that match the profile of the instrument, realistic microphone combinations with intuitive controls, and a consistent ‘dead room’ recording methodology.

Real Snare Drum features

  • Sampled using two Beyer M201 dynamic microphones (top and bottom close mics) and two Oktava MK 012 small diaphragm condenser microphones (stereo overheads in an XY pattern).
  • Mapped in an innovative and playable configuration in the sfz format.
  • The drum is sampled in 4 zones: center, 3 inch radius, 6 inch radius, and rim shot.
  • Each zone has separate left and right hand samples mapped in an obvious and intuitive way.
  • Round robin and velocity switching within each zone.
  • Each microphone has its own virtual channel, controlled by its own assigned midi CC#.
  • The instrument has decay, sustain and release controls each assigned to their own CC#.

The Real Snare Drum is available as a download for $8 USD.

Visit the Real Snare Drum page for more information and audio demos.

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