Channel Robot has announced the release of Snare Factory 2, a VST/AU Drum Synth plug-in dedicated to creating snare sounds.
Snare Factory 2 is a sample based instrument - it uses three layers - in each layer you can select any of the over 1,000 meticulously sampled different snare drums. Channel Robot sampled a wide range of analog drum kits, iconic drum machines as well as some more obscure drum machines. Each layer then has a number of modules to alter the sound; a multi-mode filter, an FM processor, a wave-shaper, reverb, delay and a compressor. Finally in the sound shaping area there are a set of modulators, for velocity, pitch and filter frequency.
There's an intelligent randomisation system for the whole instrument - and another for each voice. So getting to new, interesting and useful sounds is quick.
Every snare drum sound you use in Snare Factory 2 comes in three different snapshots - a powerful facility that gives you three different kick sounds available at the same time. Snapshots are like parameter locks on steroids, you can have two snapshots that vary by just one effect parameter, say filter frequency, or that vary every single parameter - so snapshots can go from subtly different sounds to wildly different sounds - your choice. There's a "Snapshot Auto-generator" button to make things even easier.
Finally there's a master volume control and Channel Robot's Infinite Round Robin Engine (IRRE) which modifies the sound on every incoming note, you're not stuck with 5, 10 or even 20 round robins - this system produces millions of subtly different sounds - slightly changed for every note played. How different each hit sounds is up to you.
A Demo Version is available, offering over 2 hours of playing time.
Snare Factory 2 includes:
- Windows: 64-bit VST plug-in.
- Mac VST plug-in, AU plug-in.
Intro Price: $25.00 (Reg. $35.00).