SUPERIOR DRUMMER 2 ADVANCED TUTORIALS

Superior Drummer 2 Advanced Tutorial Series

Superior Drummer 2 Advanced – Vol. 1:  Construct Page:  Kit Presets/Instrument Panel/XDrums/Pitch/Humanize/Velocity Pools

Superior Drummer 2 Advanced – Vol. 2:  Mixer Page:  Fader Adjustments/Channel Routing/Bus Sends/Bleed Control/Insert FX 

Superior Drummer 2 Advanced – Vol. 3:  Mapping Page:  Velocity Curves/MIDI Nodes – Bounce Page:  Recording Performances/Bouncing Audio – Combined Presets

Superior Drummer 2 is a sample library engine designed to provide the experience of a full fledged multi-channel drum recording session, allowing you to utilize real drums recorded in real studios around the world, all in the comfort of your own home studio.  You can decide exactly which available microphones you want to use for the overall sound of your drums and can configure the relative instrument levels within each microphone for ultimate control.

Superior Drummer 2 provides unparalleled flexibility in audio production for drum sample manipulation and sound design.  It’s my top choice and is what I use both in studio productions and for live performances.

Superior Drummer 2 Product Features

  • Core sample libraries recorded at Avatar Studios in New York
  • Total of 2 bass drums (3 with various sample options) and 7 snare drums
  • Massive sample libraries recorded using various instrument articulations and discrete microphones
  • Adjust the pitch, envelope, velocity curves and relative volume of individual articulations
  • Add additional drum pieces with no limitation to create the ultimate drum setup
  • Layer various drums together to create massive drum sounds or hybrid drum kits
  • Create MIDI Nodes to define velocity-to-articulation relationships for ultimate control
  • Adjust each individual microphone channel within the massive virtual mixer
  • Adjust relative instrument “bleed” levels to contour the sound of each individual microphone
  • Add insert FX such as EQ, Compression, Gates, Filters and Transient Designers
  • Audition preloaded MIDI grooves with drag and drop functionality
  • Record your performances with numerous audio export options
  • Advanced E-Drum support and mapping customization
  • Expandable drum sample libraries recorded from studios all over the world 

View The Superior Drummer 2.0 NAMM 2008 Presentation

View The Superior Drummer 2 NAMM 2008 Presentation

The Superior Drummer 2.0 NAMM 2008 Presentation video is what changed everything for me back in December of 2008.  I was simply researching some drum sample options to supplement the drum recordings I was working on at the time and stumbled upon this video after a friend referred me to Toontrack’s website.

After watching this video, I started to understood the value of Superior Drummer 2 and sample technology, and embarked on a journey to learn how I could make use of it for my own live performances and studio productions.  A few months later, I had the idea for DrumAngle.com.  

I would have never even considered creating a website like this if I didn’t have confidence in the audio fidelity that could be produced using these products. Years have gone by, and I now use Superior Drummer 2 for virtually every live performance and studio recording I do and use Toontrack products as the foundation for all of the audio presented within DrumAngle.com.

Many thanks to Toontrack, Pat Thrall and Nir Z for such an amazing presentation that literally changed the course of my musical journey.

 

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