F9 SNARE! - Argon Drums Vol 2

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The idea was simple - 

Create a SINGLE FOLDER to organize a huge and expansive SNARE! collection across as many genres as humanly possible. Nothing could quite prepare us for the journey. It has re-defined the word 'Epic' at F9.  

If there is one sound that can strike fear into even the most seasoned and experienced producer it has to be - The SNARE! 

No other pack on the market today goes as far as F9 SNARE! to bring you a perfectly curated,  expertly produced, mixed, and engineered collection of snare drums for all modern genres. All in a single carefully constructed folder that will cover every DAW user as well as hardware enthusiasts with DAW-less setups.

The Difference - 

Raw sounds are one thing and we all have too many to count - What sets this collection apart is the production-ready processing we've applied to every single hit.

This is a bold statement to make and is overused dramatically within marketing hype & hyperbole, but having just completed all of the work on the audio demos, we can say for absolute certain that these snares will cut through effortlessly and require a fraction of the processing you may be used to. 

All of this, even before you start utilizing the layer collection, the re-sampled, snares (carefully re-processed through a whole collection of vintage samplers), and certainly before you start layering the synth drums with the single shot collection. 

Because of the tonality and wide gamut of sound snare drums within, the options available with this pack will hopefully give you a creative edge in snare drum design for years to come.

We've looked around and we've not found a single other pack dedicated to this instrument with this amount of power.

Synthesizing Snares -

Obviously, some of the most famous snare drum sounds in modern history, come from analog circuitry. The Roland Corps iconic 808,909,606 and CR78 are production staples, but this is F9 and we wanted to go further than ever before.

Most synthesized snare drums contain elements of filtered noise, alongside tonal parts hewn from free-running oscillators.

This means that every hit is slightly unique. The only way to capture this level of movement in a sound is to sample multiple hits and cycle through them in a technique known as round-robin.

This led us to one of the most involved and complex part of producing this pack, and we went right down the rabbit hole sampling more than 400 synthesized snare drums, with up to 8 separate round-robin hits EACH! 

This not only includes renowned classics, such as the Simmons SDS series and the Synare but a plethora of Eurorack, Physically modelled, and digitally sourced synth snares.

These synth-based sounds can often be renowned for being much softer than digital hits that you we are all used to.  Here, we have used an immense amount of analog hardware and digital post-processing to make sure that every single one of these analog sounds hit right and you are knowledgeable, it has never been done to this degree for any other collection

This Pack Contains

  • 1047 Sampled Snares (in 33 Categories)
  • 462 Synth-Based Snares (Sampled Round Robin)
  • 488 Layer Audio Files
  • 357 Vintage Sampler Resampled Snares 

70+ Patches For:

  • Logic Pro X 10.5.1 Onwards (including M1/2 and all modern OSX editions)
  • EXS24 support for Logic Pro 10.2.4+
  • Ableton 9.5 Onwards (Standard or Suite)
  • Ableton 11 Onwards (Standard or Suite) /  Ableton 12 (Standard or Suite)
  • Bitwig 4.4 onwards 
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Onwards (Full version required) 
  • MPC V2.12 software (including MPC beats - Free HERE ), all standalone MPC editions, and Akai Force 
  • Halion Sonic SE 3 Onwards ( Free HERE

Anatomy of the SNARE!

This utterly vital element, normally holding down the backbeat of a modern production has generated more memes in production culture than any other part of the recording process.

Anything that straddles the top, mid-range, and bass areas of your production spectrum has to fit like a glove, but modern genres, production, and mixing, also demand punch.

F9 SNARE! Konatkt Screenshot

Hardware used for this pack:

TR 808, TR 909, TR 606, BOSS DR110. BOSS DR110, Boss DR 55, Analog Ryhm, MC505, DM5, Mirage, Electribe R, Electribe SX, Drumbrute, RD6, RD8, RD9, TR505, TR626, TR8, TR8S, DRM1 MKIII, R100, SDS V, SDS 8, Soviet Drum Synth, Synare, DX, S1100, AS10, SU700, Great British Spring, Lexicon 300, DP2, MR-10,LD2 With exclusive EPROMs, Pioneer Toraiz, TR8S, Drumlogue, MPC X, MPC 3000, MPC 2000XL, RD8, RD9, RD5, Jomox X Base 9, Jomox Mbrane, Elysia Nvelope, API 512, SSL Fusion, SSL BUS+, GML 8900, 8200, Neve 33135, HCL Solution,S612, TLA M3, Tip Top Audio Eurorack, Erica synths Eurorack, A-Designs REDDI, Lil Devil EQ, API527. API 550A, Apogee Symphony, DBX160X

F9 SNARE Contents 

Below is a list of the main content folders of this extraordinary pack. All are easily available as folders containing 24bit 44.1Khz audio files, with a dedicated 16bit section perfect for hardware samplers inside the "extras" folder.

All of the content below is available in the 70+ multi-format sampler instruments.

1 - F9 SNARE! Digital Snare folders (Minimum 24 Snares in each)

  • F9 SN 808 Digi Snares
  • F9 SN 909 Digi Snares
  • F9 SN Boom Bap Snares
  • F9 SN Classic Machine Snares
  • F9 SN D&B Liquid Snares
  • F9 SN D&B Snares
  • F9 SN Eprom Snares (from LD2)
  • F9 SN Eprom Snares 2 (From Sequential TOMM)
  • F9 SN Fat Pop Snares
  • F9 SN House Cut Snares
  • F9 SN House Ghost Snares
  • F9 SN Jungle Snares
  • F9 SN Knock Rims
  • F9 SN Late 70s Snares
  • F9 SN LD2 Snares
  • F9 SN Lofi Snares
  • F9 SN Machine Rims
  • F9 SN Mainstage Snares
  • F9 SN Mega Non Lin Snares
  • F9 SN Pitched Snares
  • F9 SN Retro Produced Snares
  • F9 SN Rimshots (Wet and Dry)
  • F9 SN Rock Snare
  • F9 SN Sharp R&B Snares
  • F9 SN Soul Snares (Wet and Dry)
  • F9 SN Synthwave Snares (Wet and Dry)
  • F9 SN Tight Disco Snares
  • F9 SN Tight House Snares
  • F9 SN Tight Pop Snares 2
  • F9 SN Trap Snares
  • F9 SN Trip Hop Snares
  • F9 SN UKG Snares
  • F9 SN Verb Snares

2 - F9 SNARE! Analog Snare Folders (All Sampled 8X Round Robin except Synare - 4X).

  • F9 SNARE! 606 & 78 Snares - 26 Snares 8 X RR
  • F9 SNARE! 808 Style Snares - 44 Snares 8 X RR
  • F9 SNARE! 909 Style Snares - 40 Snares 8 X RR
  • F9 SNARE! Analog Snares 1 - 38 Snares 8 X RR
  • F9 SNARE! Analog Snares 2 - 57 Snares 8 X RR
  • F9 SNARE! Analog Snares 3 - 51 Snares 8 X RR
  • F9 SNARE! Digi Snares - 38 Snares 8 X RR
  • F9 SNARE! Eurorack Snares - 37 Snares 8 X RR
  • F9 SNARE! Modelled Snares - 35 Snares 8 X RR
  • F9 SNARE! Simmons & More - 32 Snares 8 X RR
  • F9 SNARE! Synare Snares - 25 Snares 4 X RR

3 - F9 SNARE! Layers (Min 24 files in each folder)

  • F9 SN Layer 808 Non Lin
  • F9 SN Layer 909 Spring
  • F9 SN Layer Eprom Non Lin
  • F9 SN Layer Foley
  • F9 SN Layer Low Bit
  • F9 SN Layer Noise
  • F9 SN Layer Pitch Dives
  • F9 SN Layer Plate Reverb
  • F9 SN Layer Preshift Hits
  • F9 SN Layer Room Verb
  • F9 SN Layer Spring Reverb 1
  • F9 SN Layer Spring Reverb 2
  • F9 SN Layer Transients
  • F9 SN Layer Verb Perc
  • F9 SN Layer Vinyl

4 - F9 SNARE! Resampled Snares

  • F9 SN 808 Snares (MPC3K)
  • F9 SN 909 Snares (MPC3K)
  • F9 SN Boom Bap Snares (MPC3K)
  • F9 SN D&B Snares (S1100)
  • F9 SN House Cut Snares (S950)
  • F9 SN House Ghost Snares (S612)
  • F9 SN Jungle Snares (S1100)
  • F9 SN Retro Produced Snares (SU700)
  • F9 SN Sharp R&B Snares (ASR10)
  • F9 SN Synthwave Drums (SU700)
  • F9 SN Trap Snares (ASR10)
  • F9 SN Trip Hop Snares (MPC2K)
  • F9 SN UKG Snares MPC3K

5 - F9 SNARE! Live Snares

  • Live Snares 1 - 8 Snares Sampled 10 X RR
  • Live Snares 2 - 4 Snares Right and Left hand hits Resampled with Multiple velocity layers.

Audio Demos:

Important Note - This pack contains snares, layers, and sampler instruments. The music in the audio demos is for demonstration only and is not included in the pack.  

Compatibility List:

  • The main portion of this pack (WAV hits) is compatible with all DAWs and devices that support 24-bit, 44.1Khz WAV files.
  • We have duplicated the entire main WAV Folder structure in 16bit with truncated filenames for users of vintage samplers / modern sample-based DAWless setups. 
  • This pack is just under 9 GB when unpacked. The zip file is 7.5 GB, please allow at least 20GB on your drive for download and decompression.  

    Legal :

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    Cubase, HALion, Halion Sonic SE, and VST are trademarks of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.
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