Developed to meet the needs of professional record producers and sound engineers, as well as drummers and home-recording enthusiasts, Modern Drummer Snare Drum Selects, Volume 1 is a BFD2 and BFDEco compatible collection of studio-quality sound samples taken from a dozen state-of-the-art drums, all of which have been chosen by the editors of Modern Drummer magazine for its prestigious Snare Drum of the Month column.
The drums represent a selection of some of the latest and greatest in metal and wood shell designs and tonalities, and were digitally recorded and mastered by leading drum-technology specialist, John Emrich (frequent Modern Drummer contributor and creator of many of FXpansion's BFD2 sample libraries).
Each drum used in this collection was meticulously tuned and recorded in a multi-microphone format to showcase its unique sonic properties and offer the end user maximum flexibility. There are snares-on samples of each drum, plus alternate sounds with sticks, brushes, mallets, and hands. This collection efficiently and economically offers the highest levels of sonic variety and quality to virtually any producer, programmer, or player.
Recommended for use in home and professional studio-recording situations, as well as for easy triggering of high-definition drum sounds in electronic-drum performance, programmed beats, or sound replacement of recorded drum tracks.
The Modern Drummer Snare Drum Selects Sample Library was produced, recorded, and edited by John Emrich using the following equipment:
Snare Top - Violet Flamingo Jr. with an API 3124 Preamp
Snare Bot - Violet Finger (with ring) with an API 3124 Preamp
OH - Violet Flamingo Stereo mic with an API 3124 Preamp
Room - Violet m50 with a Metric Halo ULN2 (+DSP) Preamp
Ambient 3 - Audio Technica 4040 with an API 3124 Preamp
Nuendo was used for the recording and Pro Tools for all of the editing. The entire collection was captured at 44.1kHz 24 bit. The project was co-produced by Mike Dawson, Managing Editor of Modern Drummer and author of the Snare Drum Of the Month series of product reviews.
This expansion kit requires FXpansion BFD Eco or BFD 2.1 (or later)
Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Vista SP1 (32-bit), Windows7 (32-bit), Pentium 4+ (Windows)
OSX 10.5.7 or higher
2 GB of RAM
Minimum of 18GB free hard disc space