Free: Frankensnare

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Just like Dr. Viktor Frankenstein tried to put together the best parts of various humans, Frankensnare lets you create your own snares from a wide array of acoustic snare samples, from giants the diameter of a kick drum to a tiny 10" one, and also including the mad science "sympathy snares", which are recordings of a kick drum making six snares buzz sympathetically at once. There are also several varieties of claps, guitar chiks, and a tambourine. Over 3500 samples of snare drums, with an SFZ instrument built for layering. Snares sampled:

  • 10"x6" ash snare: brushes and sticks
  • 12"x5" steel snare
  • 14"x5" maple snare: brushes and sticks
  • 14"x6.5" maple snare: normal and muted
  • 14"x8" aluminum snare: center hits and rimshots
  • 14"x8" birch snare
  • 18"x16" prepared birch tom
  • 20"x6" poplar snare: brushes, sticks and prepared
  • sympathy snare with 20"x20" kick
  • sympathy snare with 22"x16" kick
  • 13x9" birch snare: center hits, rimshots, and hits with tambourine on top
  • 14x5" mystery wood snare
  • 16x7" sapele snare
  • 20"x12" alder snare
  • 22"x5" mahogany snare: brushes, sticks and prepared
  • 22"x14" prepared birch kick
  • three-drum ziggurat: hits on two different levels