Cherry Snare
by vst4free
4.6 / 5     (24 votes)
Win32 Win64 OSX
Cherry Snare is a sampled acoustic snare drum.

This custom snare drum was hand crafted by Ebenor Percussion into cherry wood. This is a warm sounding 14x7 inches snare drum with a 1/2 inch thickness and a 45 degree chamfer, mounted with triple flange hoops dressed by a 2 plies coated drumhead.

It was recorded using 5 microphones (2 on top, 1 at the bottom and a stereo matched pair for the room sound), giving the possibility to mix the final sound from 4 channels. Top and bottom condenser mics were recorded through a tube preamp using NOS vintage 12AX7 tubes driven to a class A digital converter. Top dynamic mic and the stereo room condenser mics were picked up from a top notch soundcard's transistor preamps.

Each channel features a Punch knob which controls the sustain level set with a fix decay setting, this mimics what can be expected from a compressor or an expander to sculpt the transient sharpness. Release and Pan controls are also available on the 4 strips. The master section features a Velocity Dynamic knob to adjust the amplitude range delivered in function of the MIDI velocity.

A tuner is provided to pitch the snare drum up or down and a Vari-pitch (a LFO aplied to the pitch) can produce from very subtle to totally unrealistic pitch variations.
  • 208 samples, 24-bit / 44100 Hz.
  • 5 stroke techniques.
  • Up to 3 velocity layers.
  • Up to 5 round-robin samples by layer.
Denamocxy pro Oct 18 2022
Oct 18 2022
Sounds great I love it
mnrv-ovrf-year-c Jul 26 2022
Jul 26 2022
Thank you to the maintainers of this site for this plug-in. :)
Kirb y Oct 02 2021
(5 / 5)
Oct 02 2021
Sounds wonderful, very ringy and smooth snare!
Anonymous Dec 02 2020
Dec 02 2020
It doesn't play for me D: I'm on a Lenovo Yoga, yes I did extract everything to my VST folder, it doesn't say "can't find instrument" it just acts like its playing but its silent
Harry Jul 20 2021
Jul 20 2021
take the whole folder, whith the preset s, and the dll and put it in your vst folder, dont, entpack the library folder, I made these mistake works!!
theodore Sep 25 2022
Sep 25 2022
@Harry what is "entpack"
brian Oct 30 2020
Oct 30 2020
this crashes propellerhead reason on a mac.
Stoby Joe Aug 22 2020
(4 / 5)
Aug 22 2020
I LOVE ringy snare drums a la early Bill Bruford. I Jack the top mics and decrease the bottom then combine this with the Snare from MT Power Drum Kit. The MT snare gives the body, the Cherry Snare the Over-ring. I put them on two separate tracks so I can control how much of each attribute you hear. For dynamic variations I can go in and delete or alter the velocity of one or the other on specific notes. Or in the case of the cherry, I can alter where the drum was struck. The ONLY reason it isn't a 5* is that when you save your configurations it doesn't save the pitch. But that is a minor annoyance.. Great plugin... THANKS !!!
Garce Mar 14 2021
Mar 14 2021
That is exactly what I'm looking for - a snare to augment and/or replace the "wimpy" one in MTPower Drums (which I like enough that I donated, but that snare...) Thanks for the review, Joe!
narin Jul 10 2020
(5 / 5)
Jul 10 2020
If updating again I think it's great
Shoseinen May 25 2020
May 25 2020
Hi, i can't really exploit his use, because when i do a drum Layer, it occupies the note that plays the Kick... so when i play the Kick, plays the center Snare. Can you make a new version changing that?
Chong Boi Oct 13 2020
Oct 13 2020
If you're putting kick and snare on the same track, then you should try puting the snare on a separate track, so you can have full control over it. This way, when you put some EQ, compression or reverb, you can have it only on the snare, without affecting the kick. And vice versa.
julius Apr 13 2020
Apr 13 2020
any can help me.. where can i piut the mse of the cherry snare...cubase says that no found any instrument
fajar kurnia bali Jul 17 2019
Jul 17 2019
So so so nice snare
JavierSerrat Apr 26 2019
(5 / 5)
Apr 26 2019
Anonymous Feb 26 2019
(5 / 5)
Feb 26 2019
I used this on my Albums, sounds great, not sure how much difference the timing knob makes, but the snare has a human quality too it. Only thing is the lack of samples for softer hits, it's either a smack, or a tap. 5/5 from me. my albums
Ouistiti Feb 25 2019
Feb 25 2019
This plug-in is awsome ! But... the audio unit file doesn't work with mac os 10.7... Any solution please ? Thanks.
Roberto UHB Nov 19 2018
Nov 19 2018
Excellent sounds. Congratulations!
Kunta teke Jul 13 2018
Jul 13 2018
I love this plugin
sergey Jul 26 2017
(5 / 5)
Jul 26 2017
Cool tool
Gustavo Dec 01 2016
(5 / 5)
Dec 01 2016
Congratulations! Nice VSTi, very simple and useful.
Arseniy Sept 12 2016
(5 / 5)
Sept 12 2016
I don't know how it would sound in real project but from the demo it seems very nice!
Chris H Jul 26 2016
(5 / 5)
Jul 26 2016
This is a great VST, it sounds real, now I have to find better samples for the rest of my virtual drums, because they all sound fake compared to this snare. Great job, was worth the time to come back an find it again to comment. Oh yeah, 5 big bright golden stars
Steven May 26 2016
May 26 2016
Where do I put the .mse file ?
Anonymous May 26 2016
May 26 2016
Copy the extracted zip just like it is, the .mse file have to be in its own folder.
dark fidelity hi fi May 18 2016
May 18 2016
If you're making dub music, this is top kit. Just add a space echo and you're in scratch perry land.
Ken B Aug 06 2017
Aug 06 2017
Thats what I am looking for....... thank you my friend !
Ilya Apr 28 2016
(5 / 5)
Apr 28 2016
My love to this snare can only be compared to my love to the administration of this website.
pwp Dec 05 2015
Dec 05 2015
This is super neat, great recording - thank you VST4FREE for your generosity! Hi-hats closed, open, pedal would be amazing!!
s4g Sept 14 2015
(4 / 5)
Sept 14 2015
This is highly playable from the standpoint of triggering via electronic drum triggers. I set this up for my drummer using an alesis control pad and it was near impossible to make this sound fake. The only problem we ran into was that some of the round robin samples don't have proper fades on the end so there will be audio clicks as they end... found this with everything except for the stereo pair when the release settings were set above about 9 o'clock.
VST4FREE Sept 15 2015
Sept 15 2015
HI, thanks for your feedback. Didn't tried with a pad but it was done thinking about live playing, so thanks for the test ! Clicks are not in samples but may occurs depending the system. An update will come and hopefully will fix this issue...
Loz Sept 11 2015
Sept 11 2015
Very nice plugin overall - it does have a bug in 32 bit reaper on my system though. If you move the tuning dial it will default back to the centre position when you hit play on the transport which means whatever tuning you have moved it to doesn't stick once you press play again.
VST4FREE Sept 15 2015
Sept 15 2015
The tuner uses the pitch bend midi CC, maybe you can setup reaper to not reset CC's at playback start ?
Loz Sept 21 2015
Sept 21 2015
In Reapers preferences under MIDI Devices you have to untick 'Reset pitch' - works fine now :)
Oliver Oct 22 2015
Oct 22 2015
I have recorded pitch bend data on the appropriate midi track and channel but the tuning dial does not respond. The dial also does not reset to center on playback but when the file is closed and reopened.
Dan Jul 10 2015
Jul 10 2015
Love this software
Jestunes Jun 13 2015
Jun 13 2015
I'm new to daw recording. Where would I put this plugin in order to use it with my Cubase. Thanks
Anonymous Jun 14 2015
Jun 14 2015
Extract the whole zip content in your vst plugin folder and it will work.
Anonymous Jun 11 2015
(5 / 5)
Jun 11 2015
Control over sound is excellent and is my new go to for snare augmentation or replacement, great UI also. Well done!
bootzy Jun 07 2015
Jun 07 2015
It sounds so good that I am gona to use it for my reggae productions, well done !!!!
BloodyLamb Jun 07 2015
(5 / 5)
Jun 07 2015
Seems to me just as good and much more friendly that some I would not afford to pay for, anyway :) I am very please to think VST4FREE may intend to give us more, but don't rush anything, or people will get spoiled :) Thank you very very much. Lov!
Teddy Riley Jun 05 2015
(5 / 5)
Jun 05 2015
This sounds perfect. Thanks. :)
David Jun 05 2015
(4 / 5)
Jun 05 2015
I am excited to use this! Will there be more bits of kit coming out?
VST4FREE Jun 05 2015
Jun 05 2015
Yes, but not before a few weeks... Thanks !
Andre Sept 09 2015
Sept 09 2015
Hi VST4FREE thnx for all your great VST's, I'm from South Africa, who can I contact to create a Casio WK3300 vst. Thnx
VST4FREE Sept 09 2015
Sept 09 2015
Hi ! Please use the form in the "Contact" link at the top of this page, we'll talk !!!
okayama Jun 05 2015
(5 / 5)
Jun 05 2015
Thank you for a good sound.
Anonymous Sauce Jun 05 2015
(5 / 5)
Jun 05 2015
I will utilize this with extreme pleasure and mind boggling desire.
Premier Ludwig Jun 04 2015
(5 / 5)
Jun 04 2015
...well... it's a snare drum... can't argue with that.
Kevin Jun 04 2015
(5 / 5)
Jun 04 2015