“Ultra-affordable pocket-money Kontakt instruments utilising samples from a range of classic and vintage hardware synths in a very straightforward common interface… the Grit Filter sounds fabulous.
The ‘intelligent’ controls cross-reference each other to operate a range of behind-the-scenes settings aimed at optimising the character of the sounds. There’s also a similarly intelligent ‘randomise’ button onboard.
At this price all the NanoMods are well worth your attention” – Computer Music magazine
“The potential of these NanoMods is amazing” – Harvey Jones, NYC producer and composer
Snare matches up nicely with Kick to give you the second element of a NanoMod drum kit. Load both into a single Kontakt instance and you’ve got kicks on C, snares on E, ready to lay down some beats! Snare incorporates 8 basic snare waves capable of thousands of variations.
Waves 1 to 4 are analogue snare drums and range from sharp and punchy to mellower, noise-based types that can be crafted into a whole range of analogue snare sounds. Go here for your electronica classics.
Waves 4 to 8 are digital snares. Two come from the circuit-bent R5, and two are 12-bit sounds from early sampling drum machines. These give you a wide palette of grittier, more aggressive sounds as you twist the Wave dial to the right.
About the demos: Demo 1 takes you through all eight of the basic Snare sounds that you can dial up with the Wave Select knob. These are your raw materials!
Demo 2 is a drum loop where we hit the “Glitch” button once every two bars to get a random, new snare sound. As with the Kick demo, we left in both “keepers” and oddities, so you can get a pretty good idea of how often the Glitch button yields something useful. In normal use we’d strongly suggest tweaking any sound you like to get it spot on, but here we’re just dishing them up as they fell out of the glitched NanoMod’s circuitry…!
aqaraza (verified owner) –
The impending end of the RR Winter Sale turns my leisurely stroll through the RR instruments into a brutal, fast-paced, take-no-prisoners predatory whittling-down in an instant. Half my tabs closed in half an hour. And so I turn to the first of the last of this particular splurge.
RR NM Snare does not disappoint. By allowing you to glitch/rnd your sounds, you end up with a seemingly limitless catalog of snare drum possibilities. For some reason, I can only get sound from one key on my keyboard, and probably there are very good and completely standard sampler reasons for this. But even at that, the sounds I hear are well worth it. These NanoMods are my benchmarks for exploring other kits here. So far so good.
Poesque (verified owner) –
It snared me.
Chris (verified owner) –
Everything you need to sculpt the perfect EDM snare with just a few simple yet powerful controls.