Purafied Audio offers the Liquid Death Snare ($38 value) sample-based drum plugin as a FREE download for a limited time.
Liquid Death Snare is an aggressive-sounding snare drum plugin. It features over 500 snare multi-samples, with dynamic layers and multiple microphone positions.
The great thing about the Liquid Death Snare is the ability to adjust the level of each microphone. This level of versatility allows the user to customize the sound to fit various music styles, from pop and rock to metal.
The flexibility doesn’t end there. You can change the snare’s pitch and send each microphone to a different channel in your DAW for processing using third-party plugins.
The plugin offers a couple of other smart features, too, such as a polarity flip switch and the one-shot playback button. On the MIDI front, you can map the different articulations (rim shot, flam, multi-vel) to different notes.
The GUI looks nice, with a dark color scheme (always helpful during evening music production sessions) and clearly labeled controls. Having more resolution for the volume sliders would be nice, but the current size isn’t much of an issue.
It’s also worth noting that the GUI is freely resizable and that it features undo/redo functionality. Users who want to speed up their workflow will be happy to hear that Liquid Death Snare also includes a set of presets.
If you’re looking for a flexible acoustic snare plugin, Liquid Death Snare is absolutely worth a look. It usually costs $38, but you can get it for free for a limited time.
To get your free copy of the plugin, visit the product page below and complete the free checkout process.
Liquid Death Snare is available in VST3, AU, and AAX plugin formats for 64-bit digital audio workstations on Windows and macOS.
Speaking of free snare plugins, you should also check out the EXC!TE SNARE DRUM. It’s a fully code-based (no samples involved) plugin that lets you create your custom virtual snare.
Download: Liquid Death Snare