I cant remember who was asking for a Satriani-Like snare sound.....but i thought i would give it a whirl.
Heres a demo where it toggles back and forth between Satriani's "Made of Tears (Super Colossal)" .........and my drum version.
Youll need to route your SSD so each drum channel in Kontakt feeds into its own track in your DAW
- AC Kick (although ToneDef Kick comes awful close as well)
- Snare 9A (has the upper smack)
- Snare 21 (has the lower body and sizzle)
- Snare 21 NRG ROOM (a good dose of it)
- Snare 18 (adds body "thunk" and depth)
**in SSD Kontakt,use equal amounts of snare 21 and 18, and a tad bit more of Snare 9A than those other 2**
Post processes in your DAW-
Add some post EQ (800Hz +5db) on your snare track. This is KEY to the sound, gives it that woody tone/flavor.
Also run some parallel compression; assign a compressor to a stereo buss - 4:1 ratio, medium attack (enough to let the transients come through unaffected) and a VERY fast release. Pull down threshold until your getting about 4-5 db in gain reduction. On the drum track(s) in your DAW, assign the buss compressor and have it at -20 to -15db on each track(s) (depending how "hot" your like your drums)