Here's a picture of the preamps you'll hear in these comparison recordings.

This download contains the snare drum samples from the 3D Pre CD Volume 2 which has been out of print for nearly four years now. These files feature recordings of snare drum through a host of preamps. It enables the listener to hear the influence of the preamp on the sound when using the same source and microphone. Included are snare drum recordings in mono, using a Shure SM-57 microphone through 33 different preamps. This download includes pictures from the 3D Preamp Listening Party, a complete list of the preamps, with URLs and pricing, a description of the testing procedure and a key to identify the preamps. Preamps included are: Amek 9098 Dual Mic Amp, Aphex 1100-Tube, API 512, ART Tube Channel, Audio Upgrades High-Speed Mic Preamp, Avalon VT-737, Buzz MA-2, Cranesong Flamingo, Daking 52270, dbx 386, dbx 786, D.W. Fearn VT-2, Earthworks LAB 102, Focusrite Red 1, Focusrite ISA 110, Focusrite 430, GML 8300, Grace Design 201, Great River MP-2MH, Hardy M-1, Langevin, Mackie 1604 VLZ Pro, Manley Dual Mono, Martech MSS-10, Millennia HV-3B, Millennia M-2B, Neve 1081, Oram MWS, Presonus MP20, Sytek, Telefunken V-76, Vac Rac, Vintech 1272.

Produced by Lynn Fuston.

NOTE: These are 16-bit, 44.1 kHz AIFF audio files that can be burned directly to CD. Due to a limitation in Windows Media Player, WMP will NOT play these files. They will play in iTunes, Quicktime or on any DAW that supports the AIFF format.

To buy and download the 3D Pre CD Snare drum samples, click the button below.

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Price: $12.50
Size: 112 MB

NOTE: High speed internet connection is required since the file is large (~100MB). Files are 16-bit, 44.1 kHz aiff files. Please anticipate 1 hour for download.