An old legend says that when the producer starts a new project, he will never have enough snare drum samples to choose from.
Here comes the almighty internet with its treasures. That happened to me today, when looking for a snare drum to work within a trap/future bass project, I came across this fresh and brand new sample pack from Cymatics.
Without any trace of marketing, the sample pack is duly called 60 Free EDM Snares, so from the start, it gives us information about both quantity and content. Moving on quality, the punchy and bold snares successfully pass all standards of modern music productions, being very attractive for EDM, trap, future bass, grime, chillstep and maybe hip-hop producers.
With body, they allow you to easily manipulate them until you get the sound you want, but I’m sure the variety of tones and shapes will make you stop on one snare and drop it as it is into your project.
60 Free EDM Snares is available on Soundcloud, and the download goes through a fan gate, which means you will have to register with your Soundcloud account to get the compressed file (3.4MB ZIP) containing the samples.
EDIT: In the meantime, these EDM snares have disappeared, but the good news is Cymatics have created a full page of freebies, you can virtually download anything from there, including drums, instruments, presets, loops etc. Check the link below.