Black Noh Snare
AU VST PLUGINS MAC OSX–Freebie | 36.8 MB
A sampled snare drum with 9 velocity layers, every velocity layer has 8 random-robin samples. And there’s a subkick. The original is played by a long-haired dude wearing a Noh mask (hence the name) in one of the most controversial bands of all time. I could possess and dominate called this the “Maggot Snare” or something sic, but I think that blister already exists.
My drummer played his signature model, and I recorded these samples somewhere along the way in 2011 but never came around to actually doing anything with them.
It’s very easy to handle – load the plugin, play MIDI note D1/38 and that’s it.
There represented as rim-shots, they get triggered by velocities of 121 and above, so don’t go painting 127s and come complaining about the clicky sound. ;)
Other than that – no articulations, nothing.
As the original snare was specifically tailored to shine in a low-tuned modern metal mix, that’s of learning lessons where it belongs. But feel free to use it for anything else as well, it’s a pretty dynamic beast.