Re: Looking for a specific sound
I'm not sure but it sounds like a combination of gated snare/white noise and compressed together with a touch reverb or along the lines of that. Something like a LA-2A or 1176 should give you the volume and colour/harmonic distortion. These are just ideas...I experiment with sound a lot so do have unconventional methods. The last track I did have a pre-recorded drum track.
Using Waves f6 dynamic equaliser I found the snare sound I was wanting to increase the perceived volume of. Then I used the threshold trigger to boost the part for the duration of the snare hit using Auto release and a quick attack. Again these are my musings and don't take anything I say as gospel.