I'm wondering how this sample was made? Is it just a snare with A LOT of reverb on it? I've tried doing it but i just can't get it right! http://www.mediafire.com/listen/4gzuhv9m4hrnbbq/DROP_SNARE_128_BPM_F.wav Similar sample used hereI know i can just use a sample if i want to use it but i really want to know how it was made!
Yes, that's essentially correct. The recipe for effecting is simple: add a lot of reverb and compression to even out the overall volume — and at times, a reversed copy to make it suck/whoosh backwards.
This is known as a variation of the "Pryda Snare", as famously used by Eric Prydz in "Miami To Atlanta". YouTube presents possible paths to achieve such a result: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pryda+snare&search=Search
Broader then this, there is tremendous power in being able to control reverb tails after drum hits. Part of this harkens back to gated reverbs as famously used in the 80s by Phil Collins and others. I encourage you to read more on the history to understand it evolved into the sound we have today.
EDIT: To whoever downvoted the original post, I am curious as to why. Is it because you don't like the sound, since it's an integral part of popular EDM?