I went poking through my sample library because I wasn’t satisfied with the snare I was using in the song I was working on, I kind of wanted an acoustic snare, and I also wasn’t satisfied with the snare in Drummica and I wanted samples anyways so I could do Renoise-y things with them. So I went looking to see what I had and holy shit I had no idea I had this, these samples are really good.
It was part of a pack I got from here:
Just tons and tons of acoustic samples in there, a lot of them quite mediocre, which is why I overlooked them for so long.
Anyways, the XRNI isn’t anything incredible, doesn’t really use any R3 features. I batch-trimmed the silence off the end and created the velocity layers, and that’s all I did. Oh and I also set the overlap to random. There’s 10 samples per velocity, so this XRNI will play a random sample from whatever velocity section you play.
I used the Z3 folder, which according to the Read Me is the folder with all the mic’s (overhead, bottom, top, and room).
If you download the big pack, it’s under Snare Samples>Unbelievable Snares, and there’s 4 folders, each folder a different mic setup. You might want to poke through them for your own use. I think Z4 (the room mic folder) is worth checking out, has a totally different sound. And of course the big pack itself is huge and filled with acoustic samples of varying qualities. But this snare pack was definitely my biggest find in it.
I also was unable to determine the original source for these samples. The read me doesn’t say, a google search got me nowhere. I think one of the ultimatemetal.com forum users must have recorded them and shared them, because outside that pack I can’t find any evidence that the samples exist.