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I need a sound...I'm not sure what exactly it's called....it's something like a rototom or something.

Anyway, it's the sound of the drum in this video, the silver one off to the side, you'll hear the sound of it when the camera is on him and he hits it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xJUuN0rT5U&search=the%20ordinary%20boys

So does anyone know what it really is and/or have a sample/soundfont for it?

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I need a sound...I'm not sure what exactly it's called....it's something like a rototom or something.

Anyway, it's the sound of the drum in this video, the silver one off to the side, you'll hear the sound of it when the camera is on him and he hits it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xJUuN0rT5U&search=the%20ordinary%20boys

So does anyone know what it really is and/or have a sample/soundfont for it?

It's a snare drum without the snare turned on. The snare itself on a snare drum is a band of thin curled metal wires that are locked into place against the bottom head of the drum and vibrate when it's hit. You can loosen them, which gives the snare the kind of sound that they use in the video.

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"The snare itself on a snare drum is a band of thin curled metal wires that are locked into place against the bottom head of the drum and vibrate when it's hit."

On some drums, the snare is made of nylon. But that's seen mainly in orchestra and marching band.

They are also sometimes made of gut, once again mainly seen in orchetra.

But the metal snares are very very common everywhere except marching. All of the ones I've seen have been nylon or gut.

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Alright, thanks...now to find a "snare-off" sound...

Kanthos, trumpets are extremly hard to emulate. Try googling for "Miles Tone" - it's the best I've heard so far if you know how to use it.

"Sweep FX"...google for "+Synths and Keys" and "ILLUSION" (both soundfonts). The may have a couple preset sweeps..

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Hi, I'm looking for some tabalas samples. I've found a few soundfonts but they are not very good. Do anybody here know a good tabalas soundfont or know a place where

I can find some good tabalas samples??

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Ok, this is not a request for FREE samples. It's a general request for samples and I'll probably be willing to pay for them.

I'm looking for pop string packs or string samples that would sound good in a specific pop setting - being "60s - 70s" soul/funk/orchestral crud. They need to be versatile and sound good.

Any takers?

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Ok, this is not a request for FREE samples. It's a general request for samples and I'll probably be willing to pay for them.

I'm looking for pop string packs or string samples that would sound good in a specific pop setting - being "60s - 70s" soul/funk/orchestral crud. They need to be versatile and sound good.

Any takers?

Hypersonic should have some strings fitting this category, but that would be like buying cookies to get the chocolate pieces.

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Ok, this is not a request for FREE samples. It's a general request for samples and I'll probably be willing to pay for them.

I'm looking for pop string packs or string samples that would sound good in a specific pop setting - being "60s - 70s" soul/funk/orchestral crud. They need to be versatile and sound good.

Any takers?

I don't have any specific libraries in mind, but I can point you to a place to look.

EastWest runs a huge online sample shop. http://www.soundsonline.com

I imagine you can find what you are looking for there.

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Does anyone know any real down side to this:

http://www.soundsonline.com/Ultimate-Strings-ROLAND-pr-EW-094.html

?

Some of the sustain loops are horrid (e.g. very noticeable, pop), you can hear hiss on some samples, and I could even hear people rustling around throughout some samples (contrabass specifically).

Maybe it's my sampler, maybe it's CDXtract (you probably remember the thread that describes the way to batch convert using only the demo), maybe it's the AKAI format, dunno, but the pizzicato is good.

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If someone could point me to a good, free soundfont or VSTi of a fanfare, I'd be grateful. Failing that, maybe a trumpet; a strong, powerful trumpet, the kind you'd hear at Roman chariot races in cheesy B-movies.

Thanks in advance,

Quinch

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Ok. I've been using Sonar for a while now, but here's a noob question. What is the difference between a "synth" and a "soundfont"? I've been using DXI synths until now. To use them I install them and then I can "insert" them as a track in Sonar. I really want to check out some of Darkesword's soundfonts, but I'm not sure how to use them. I downloaded a woodwind one and then used the compressor to inflate it (that sounds all backwards) which resulted in the creation of an SF2 file. Can anyone tell me how to get that file to make sound in Sonar? Thanks for the help.

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Does anyone know of a site for ethnic wind instruments ( I'm actually looking for a shanai, but something that sounds like it will do).

EDIT: I'm also looking for ethnic drums.

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Ok. I've been using Sonar for a while now, but here's a noob question. What is the difference between a "synth" and a "soundfont"? I've been using DXI synths until now. To use them I install them and then I can "insert" them as a track in Sonar. I really want to check out some of Darkesword's soundfonts, but I'm not sure how to use them. I downloaded a woodwind one and then used the compressor to inflate it (that sounds all backwards) which resulted in the creation of an SF2 file. Can anyone tell me how to get that file to make sound in Sonar? Thanks for the help.

A soundfont is simply another type of sample format, like a ReFill. To use it, you'll need a sampler, or possibly a wrapper to load it, as it may not be a format native to Sonar (not sure, but it should be).

A synth is entirely different from a soundfont; it is an actual instrument in the analog world, or a virtual instrument in the digital world. A synth can be sampled as a soundfont for use with your DAW, a plug-in (sometimes attempting to replicate analog synths), or it can be an actual hardware device (rack-mount, keyboard, whatever).

I don't think you used a compressor, lol, to "inflate" the file, but probably unpacked it using whatever program you use, as they are .sfpack files.

Good luck.

Does anyone know of a site for ethnic wind instruments ( I'm actually looking for a shanai, but something that sounds like it will do).

EDIT: I'm also looking for ethnic drums.

Try here.

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Ok. I've been using Sonar for a while now, but here's a noob question. What is the difference between a "synth" and a "soundfont"? I've been using DXI synths until now. To use them I install them and then I can "insert" them as a track in Sonar. I really want to check out some of Darkesword's soundfonts, but I'm not sure how to use them. I downloaded a woodwind one and then used the compressor to inflate it (that sounds all backwards) which resulted in the creation of an SF2 file. Can anyone tell me how to get that file to make sound in Sonar? Thanks for the help.

Hi, I'm using sonar. I think there is way to use the soundfonts in the program as it is, but I find it easier to use the VST-plugins "SFZ".

Grab it here:http://www.rgcaudio.com/sfz.htm

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