Superior Drummer 2 Drum Sample Software

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  

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

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



Superior Drummer 2 Performance Playlist:




      In the Fusion Grooves MIDI pack, drummer Luke Oswald not only draws inspiration from genre forerunners like Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, Will Kennedy

      Toontrack expert Luke Oswald walks you through the process of creating a funky fusion track from scratch using only Toontrack EZdrummer 2,

      In this video tutorial series, Toontrack guru Luke Oswald and vocal extraordinaire Spencer Hansen return, and this time create a stunning Dream Pop

      Toontrack guru Luke Oswald and vocal extraordinaire Spencer Hansen create a groovy Neo Soul song from scratch to master mix using Toontrack

      Drum guru Luke Oswald lays down the groove and shows you awesome drumming combinations and patterns that you can use to spice up your drumming or

      Drum guru Luke Oswald shows you how to develop and create grooves that will improve your independence and dynamics, making you an overall groovier

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