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Modern Drummer Magazine And Drum Specialist John Emrich Team Up To Create Snare Drum Selects, Volume 1

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-compatible collection of studio-quality sound samples taken from a dozen highly unique snare drums. These 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, represent a selection of some of the latest and greatest in metal and wood shell designs and tonalities. All twelve drums were digitally recorded and mastered by leading drum technology specialist, John Emrich.

"In studio situations, the snare drum is often the first drum to be swapped out when a variation in sound is required," explains Emrich. "In fact, many of today's top session drummers carry dozens of snare drums to every recording date, just to be sure they have something that perfectly complements the vibe of each track. Snare Drum Selects, Volume 1 efficiently and economically offers that same level of sonic variety and quality to virtually any producer, programmer, or player."

Snare Drum Selects, Volume 1 was produced, recorded, and edited by Emrich, frequent MD contributor and creator of many of FXpansion's BFD2 sample libraries, with the assistance of co-producer and Modern Drummer magazine associate editor Michael Dawson. According to Emrich, each drum was meticulously tuned and recorded in a multi-microphone format to showcase its unique sonic properties and offer the end user maximum flexibility. In addition to primary "snares-on" samples of each drum, SDSV1 also features alternate samples of selected drums being played with different combinations of sticks, brushes, mallets, and even hands.


The individual drums featured in Modern Drummer Snare Drum Selects, Volume 1 include:
AHEAD - 6x13, Nickel Over Brass
CADESON - 6½ x14 Bubinga With Abalone Inlay
FIDOCK - 6x14, Stave Bubinga With Wood Hoops
GMS- 5½ x14, Aluminum (FREDDIE HOLLIDAY)
GRETSCH - 4x14, Jasper Maple
LONGO - 5½ x14, Solid Walnut With Maple Reinforcing Hoops
MAPEX - 6x13, Deep Forest Walnut (BLACK PANTHER)
PORK PIE - 6x13, Brass Patina
SPAUN - 6½x14, Vented Steel
TAYE - 7x14, Maple With Wood Hoops
WORLDMAX - 5x14, Chrome-Plated Brass (BLACK DAWG)

The Snare Drum Selects collection is offered in the award-winning BFD2 format and requires BFD2 for playback. BFD2 is the world's leading VST (Virtual Studio Technology) based drum software. This powerful program allows easy triggering of high-definition drum sounds in electronic drum performance, programmed beats, or sound replacement of recorded drum tracks using the drum replacement plug-in Drumagog. The SDS sound library is recommended for use in home and professional studio recording situations but can also be applied to live performances with electronic drums or acoustic drum triggers.

Modern Drummer Snare Drum Selects, Volume 1 has a suggested retail price of $89.95 and is available at leading drumshops, full-line music dealers and pro-audio specialty stores. For more information or to place an order, go to www.moderndrummer.com or call 1-973-239-4140.