Snare buzz.

Psychoacoustic effect, band playing live.


When electric bass and drums play together, the low frequencies coming from the bass amp make the snare wires vibrate. This is called “sympathetic resonance”. There isn’t always the same sound, it depends on the frequency of the notes, the volume and the snare itself.

When we record bass and drums separately (using sample libraries or real instruments), this doesn’t happen but, by adding W-Buzz to the mix, your tracks become more realistic and organic. It changes your perception.

We recorded it by playing an electric bass through an amp near a drum kit, with a mic pointing at the bottom of the snare, and just sampling that sound. We recommend using a HPF (high pass filter) to get rid of the bass and only let the snare sound come through.

Each note sampled because every frequency makes the snare vibrate in a different way. 2 round robin, sustain, mutes and glissandos.

For Kontakt and EXS24.

Tech Info

  • WAV files, 44.1KHz 24bit.
  • 2 round robin.
  • Sustain, mutes and glissandos.
  • Each note sampled, no pitch shifting.
  • 251 MB installed.
  • For Kontakt 3.5 or superior and EXS24.
  • Kontakt player will run in demo mode for 15 minutes.
  • Price: €9.95.