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Superior Drummer New York Studios Collection

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NEW YORK’S FINEST IN DRUMS.

This collection combines the award-winning Superior Drummer software with the complete suite of sound libraries in the New York Studios series.

This collection combines the award-winning Superior Drummer software with the complete suite of sound libraries in the New York Studios series. The focus of the series has been to capture the most notable and legendary studios in the New York area: The Hit Factory, Allaire Studios and Avatar Studios. These recording facilities have housed chart-topping artists for decades and are all world-renowned for their unique sonic qualities. All sounds were recorded by Grammy Award-winning engineer Neil Dorfsman (Dire Straits, Bruce Springsteen), Pat Thrall (Katy Perry, Beyoncé) and in-demand session drummer Nir Z (Genesis, Chris Cornell).

Since Superior Drummer was first introduced on the market, it has become the indisputable industry standard tool for professional drum production. The sounds from the New York Studios series are used daily in major label studio productions, motion pictures and commercials around the world. By combining this collection of drums with the powerful sound shaping tools in Superior Drummer, the sky is literally the limit as to what you can achieve.

Features

  • Three world-renowned and classic New York studios
  • Approx. 50 GB of unprocessed drum sounds recorded through the best of modern and vintage equipment
  • 6 complete kits, 26 snares & 14 kicks in total
  • A large amount of cymbal setups
  • Award-winning drum production software
  • Large built-in mixer with internal quality FX
  • Produced/sampled by Grammy Award-winning engineer Neil Dorfsman (Dire Straits, Bruce Springsteen), Pat Thrall (Katy Perry, Beyoncé) and drummer Nir Z (Genesis, Chris Cornell)
  • Included presets for instant mix-ready sounds
  • Optional tools available (brushes, mallets, rods)

Superior Drummer 2.0

Superior Drummer is the award-winning, professional drum production studio aimed at the user looking for total control in any aspect imaginable when it comes to producing drums.

With its unrivaled sample engine, phenomenal sound shaping tools and extensive feature list, Superior Drummer 2.0 truly sets the benchmark in modern drum production. Superior Drummer 2.0 comes with 20 GB of meticulously sampled quality drums, recorded in the legendary Avatar Studios in New York City by engineer duo Neil Dorfsman and Pat Thrall together with drummer Nir Z. Between them, they have over the past three decades worked with a wide range of top artists such as Meatloaf, Celine Dion, Nick Lachey, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Dire Straits, Beyoncé, Björk, Kiss, Joss Stone, Genesis, John Mayer and Chris Cornell. Superior Drummer gives you, the user, complete creative control to hone, mold and shape the drum sound of your wildest dreams.

Features

  • Approx. 20 GB of meticulously sampled drums
  • Samples made with drum sticks, rods, brushes and felt mallets available
  • Recorded at the renowned Avatar Studios in New York City by Pat Thrall, Neil Dorfsman and Nir Z
  • Extensive MIDI library included

System Requirements

  • 4GB free hard disk space, DVD drive (25GB free hard disk space for full installation).
  • Windows 7 or newer, Pentium 4 or Athlon processor with 2 GB RAM.
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or higher, Intel-based Mac with 2 GB RAM.
  • Audio Unit, VST, AAX or RTAS host application and professional sound card recommended.
  • MIDI controller such as keyboard, drum pads or electronic drum kit recommended.

New York Studios Vol.2 SDX

13 snare drums, seven sets of toms, seven kicks and a wide assortment of different cymbals – all sampled in extreme detail and showcasing the incredible sonic qualities of two New York City landmark studios.

The New York Studios Vol.2 SDX was recorded by engineers Neil Dorfsman and Pat Thrall together with drummer Nir Z. It contains unique drums sampled in two of the most heralded drum rooms and notable New York studios ever: the Allaire Studios and The Hit Factory.These two landmark facilities have hosted the who’s who of popular music for decades – anything from David Bowie to Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones and Paul Simon. Since the recording of these sound libraries however, both studios have tragically closed their doors to the public and thus, the legacy of their signature sound lives through their respective body of work, but now also vicariously through these very drum recordings.

The New York Studios Vol.2 SDX is divided in two separate libraries, one for each studio. In total, it comes with 13 snare drums, seven sets of toms, seven kicks and a wide assortment of different cymbals – all sampled in extreme detail and showcasing the incredible sonic qualities of these two rooms.The room at Allaire Studios was ambient, reverberant and almost church-like in its construction. The dense wooden walls and ceiling produce a warm and natural reverb that give the drums a clear character without being too loud or taking over. The room at The Hit Factory also had a large, wooden and meticulously crafted room, producing a very rich and characteristic natural reverb.

The New York Studios Vol.2 SDX presents the essence of big drums recorded in big, sonically perfect rooms. Still, with Superior Drummer’s built-in sound shaping tools, you have the power to sculpt the sound you always heard in your head. Ambient, tight, slick, loud, dampened – the canvas is blank. Start creating.

Features

  • Recorded by top engineer/producer/drummer team Neil Dorfsman, Pat Thrall and Nir Z
  • Two now closed down studios in one SDX: Allaire Studios and The Hit Factory
  • 13 snares, seven (7) sets of toms, seven (7) kicks, a wide selection of cymbals
  • Included MIDI library played by drummer Nir Z

Instrument List

Allaire Studio

  • Kick drums:
    • Gretsch 18×22″
    • Gretsch 50s 14×20″
    • Ludwig 14×24″
    • Ludwig 14×24″ softer beater
    • Ludwig 16×22″
    • Slingerland 14×26″
  • Snare drums:
    • • Black Beauty 1940s, 6.5×14″
    • Ludwig 5×15″ Metal
    • Ludwig-Wood Vintage 1930s, 7×14″
    • Rogers Dynasonic, 5.5×14″
    • Ludwig Supraphonic, 6.5×14″
    • Ludwig Supraphonic Low Tuned, 6.5×14″
  • Hats:
    • Top: Sabian HH Extra Thin Crash 16″ / Bottom: Sabian HH Duo Crash 16″
  • Toms:
    • Ludwig 1962 11×13″, 16×16″, 16×18″
    • Ludwig 1962 10×12″, 14×14″, 16×16″
  • Cymbal setup 1:
    • Position 1: AAXplosion 21″
    • Position 2: AA Prototype 18″
    • Position 3: AAXplosion 21″
  • Cymbal setup 2:
    • Position 1: HHX Xtreme Crash 19″
    • Position 2: HHX Xtreme Crash 18″
    • Position 3: Legacy Ozone FX Cymbal 20″
  • Ride:
    • Position 4: Ride Sabian Prototype 22″

Hit Factory

  • Kick drums:
    • GMS SE Blue Sparkle, 14X24″
    • GMS SE Blue Sparkle, 18X22″
  • Snare drums:
    • Ludwig Black Beauty, 6.5×14″
    • Ludwig Brass Shell, 6.5×14″
    • Trick, 6.5×14″
    • GMS Maple/Ash Shell, 6.5×14″
    • GMS Maple/Ash Shell (tuned high)
    • GMS Blue, 5.5×14″
    • GMS Wood Shell, 6.5×14″
  • Hats:
    • Sabian Evolution HHX 14″
    • Sabian Groove HHX 15″
  • Toms:
    • GMS 9×10″, 10×12″, 14×14″, 16×16″ with coated heads
    • GMS 9×10″, 10×12″, 14×14″, 16×16″ with clear heads
  • Cymbal setup 1:
    • Position 1: Sabian HHX Evolution O-Zone Crash 16″
    • Position 2: Sabian HHX Evolution O-Zone Crash 18″
    • Position 3: AAX Explosion Crash 21″
    • Position 4: Sabian AA Thin Crash 17″
    • Position 5: Sabian AA Medium Thin Crash 18″
    • Position 6: Sabian HHX Evolution FX Crash 18″
  • Cymbal setup 2:
    • Position 1: Sabian HHXtreme Crash 19″
    • Position 4: Spock 18″ / 20″
    • Position 5: Sabian Manhattan Crash 16″
    • Position 6: Sabian HHXtreme Crash 18″
  • Ride cymbals:
    • Position 2: Sabian HHX Evolution Ride 20″
    • Position 4: Sabian Sg Series Ride 22″

The Hit Factory is a trademark registered and owned by Hit Factory Entertainment Inc.

System Requirements

  • 12 GB of free hard disk space, DVD drive, 2 GB RAM.
  • A working Superior Drummer 2.3 (or above) installation.

New York Studios Vol.3 SDX
 

Three (3) full kits recorded in one of the greatest acoustic environments in the world.

This is the much anticipated continuation of Toontrack’s New York Studios Legacy series, focusing on capturing the best studios in the New York area. Recorded in the renowned Avatar Studios and featuring several vintage and custom kits, this session is best described as a prequel to the much praised core library in Toontrack’s award-winning Superior Drummer, also recorded in Avatar studios and by the same team, engineer duo Neil Dorfsman and Pat Thrall together with drummer Nir Z.

Avatar Studios is known for having one of the world’s finest acoustic environments for recording and has won several industry awards. Since its inception in the 1970s, it’s hosted bands and artists like Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Journey, Kings of Leon and The Clash.

The drums were recorded through a Neve 8068 console and signal chains of modern and vintage studio gear by an engineer/drummer team that has decades worth of experience behind the console and in the tracking room. Between them, they have worked with artists covering the whole gamut of genres, from classic rock (Kiss,Meatloaf, Bruce Springsteen) to soul (Joss Stone, John Mayer) and modern pop (Beyoncé, Katy Perry).

Features

  • Recorded in the legendary Avatar Studios in New York City
  • 18 GB of raw, unprocessed drum sounds recorded through Neve, Pultec and GML signal chains
  • Three (3) full kits (Ludwig, Slingerland, Rogers) and additional snares
  • Several setups of different cymbals
  • Included MIDI library played by session drummer Nir Z
  • Included presets for instant mix-ready sounds

Instrument List

  • Kick drums:
    • 14×20″ Slingerland 1964
    • 16×24″ Ludwig Maple Shell 1979 Powerstation Kit
    • 14×20″ Rogers 1966Snare drums:
    • 5.5×14″ Slingerland 1964 wood
    • 5.5×14″ Burned Edge Zebra Snare
    • 6.5×14″ Ludwig Black Beuty 1982
    • 5.5×14″ GMS Aluminum Nir Z Prototype High Tuned
    • 5.5×14″ GMS Aluminum Nir Z Prototype Low Tuned
    • 5.5×14″ Rogers Kenton 1963
  • Toms:
    • 10×12″, 14×14″, 16×16″ Slingerland 1964
    • 11×13″, 16×16″, 16×18″ Ludwig Maple Shell 1979 PowerStation Kit, Remo Ambassador Clear Heads
    • 9×12″, 10×13″, 16×16″ Rogers 1966
  • Hi-hats:
    • Top: 16″ Manhattan HHX Crash
    • Bottom: 16″ HH Medium Crash
  • Cymbal setup 1:
    • POS1: 16″ HHX Evolution Ozone Crash
    • POS2: 18″ HHX Manhattan Crash
    • POS3: 17″ AA Thin Crash
    • POS4: 16″ HHXtreme Crash
    • POS5: 17″ HHX Legacy Crash
    • POS6: 20″ HHX Chinese
  • Cymbal setup 2:
    • POS1: 14″ Chinese AAX Mini
    • POS2: 18″ AA Thin Crash
    • POS3: 18″ HHX Legacy Crash
    • POS4: 10″ MAXX STAX Splash
    • POS5: SPOCK 16″ Handhammered HH Duo Crash /
    • 17″ Evolution Effeks Crash
    • POS6: 17″ HHX Xtreme Crash
  • Cymbal setup 3:
    • POS1: 12″ Wuhan Chinese
    • POS2: 12″ Evolution Splash
    • POS3: 14″ HHX Evolution Crash
    • POS4: 10″ HHX Splash
    • POS5: 18″ Hand hammered HH Thin Crash
    • POS6: 17″ Evolution HHX Effeks Crash
  • Rides:
    • 22″ AA Soundcontrol
    • 22″ Artisan Ride
    • 22″ AA Classic Ride

Signal Chains

  • Kick: EV 868 / Neumann U47 FET -> Pulteq MEQ-5 -> GML EQ 8200
  • Kick Comp: Kick Bus -> EQP Pulteq -> GML EQ 8200 -> Neve 32264 Comp
  • Kick PZM: PZM -> Pulteq MEQ-5
  • Kick Sub: Yamaha NS10 Sub
  • Snare Top: Shure SM56
  • Snare Bottom: Shure SM57
  • Snare Comp: SnareTop -> Pulteq -> Neve 32264 Comp
  • Snare Rim: Countrymen 101 taped to the rim
  • SD Sansamp: SnareTop -> Sansamp
  • Tom1: Top Sennheiser 421 / Bottom Sennheiser 421 -> Bottom to Drawmer Gate -> Both bussed to Pulteq EQP
  • Tom2: Top Sennheiser 421 / Bottom Sennheiser 421 -> Bottom to Drawmer Gate -> Both bussed to Pulteq EQP
  • Tom3: Top Sennheiser 421 / Bottom Sennheiser 421 -> Bottom to Drawmer Gate -> Both bussed to Pulteq EQP
  • Hats: AKG451
  • OH: Schoeps CMC5U -> Pulteq EQP
  • Near AMB: KM54 -> SSL Comp
  • Mid AMB: Coles -> Distressor
  • Far AMB: Neumann U87 -> LA-3A
  • Brauner Mono: Trowbridge preamp -> Trowbridge Comp
  • Mono SM7: Shure SM7 -> Neve 32264 Comp
  • Bullet: Bullet -> Mesa Boogie Amp -> SM53
  • Phone: Phone Mic
  • EMT140: EMT140 Plate Reverb

System Requirements

  • 18 GB of free hard disk space, DVD drive, 2 GB RAM.
  • A working Superior Drummer 2.3 (or above) installation.

Awards

Cm performanceFuturemusic platinumMusictech choice

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