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Indiependent SDX

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Put the I in Independent

A Genuine Collection of Drums, Handpicked for Indie Music but Reaching Farther, Beyond the Divides of a Specific Genre.

The Indiependent SDX presents an impressive collection of vintage drums recorded at a true landmark in the ever-shifting rock and indie scene of Seattle, WA – the Avast! Recording Co. For the past twenty years, this seemingly modest studio has left sonic footprints not only in recent music history but a vivid dent on culture as we know it. And even if bands like Fleet Foxes, Death Cab for Cutie and Band of Horses went on to greatly transcend any studio or sound, there’s a special something attributed to anything that exits these doors. Welcome to possibly the world’s most genuine and unique collection of drum samples – handpicked for indie music but reaching farther, beyond the divides of a specific genre. Put the I in independent. Because that’s what Superior Drummer 2 offers – the powerful framework to translate what you hear in your head into reality.

The Indiependent SDX comes from the same sessions as the widely popular Indie Folk EZX but features the raw, unprocessed recordings. In addition, it comes with two extra complete kits, several additional instruments and a total of sixteen mixer channels. All in all, you get five complete kits of impeccable, all-vintage and rare drums showcasing an incredible range and detail. Mint condition kits from the ’40s through the ’60s, all captured in the balanced ambience of the Avast! room using top-tier microphones and carefully selected chains of outboard. Add to that the subtle saturation of one of the thirteen ever made Trident A-Range consoles and you have the key components in the Indiependent SDX – a collection of drum sounds firmly rooted in indie music but seeping its way through any limitations a genre might imply.


  • Vintage drums from the ’40s through the ’60s
  • Five full kits sampled with sticks (Gretsch, Slingerland, WFL, Ludwig and Sonor)
  • One full kit sampled with mallets (Gretsch)
  • Approx. 25 GB of raw, unprocessed drum sounds
  • 10 mix-ready kit presets
  • Recorded at Avast! Recording Co. in Seattle, WA
  • Produced and engineered by Kevin Suggs
  • Drums sampled by Stephen Belans
  • Included MIDI library performed by Thomas Hedlund

Signal Chains/Mixer Channels

Kick In:

  • Beyerdynamic M88 –> Trident A-Range –> Distressor

Kick Out:

  • Neumann U47 Fet –> Trident A-Range

Kick Sub:

  • NS-10 Speaker –> Trident A-Range

Kick Far:

  • Sony C500 –> Trident A-Range

Snare Top:

  • Shure SM57 –> Trident A-Range –> Distressor

Snare Bottom:

  • Shure SM57 –> Trident A-Range


  • Beyerdynamic 160 –> API 3114 –> Massenburg GML8200 EQ

Rack Tom:

  • Sennheiser 421 –> Trident A-Range

Floor Tom:

  • Sennheiser 421 –> Trident A-Range


  • Neumann U87 –> Trident A-Range

OH Coles:

  • Coles 4038 –> API 3124

Amb Coles:

  • Coles 4038 –> Summit Audio TPA 200A –> Urei 1178

Amb Mid:    

  • Neumann U87 –> Summit Audio TPA 200B

Amb Far:

  • Charter Oak SA538 –> Trident A-Range –> Urei 1176

Amb Mono:

  • RCA 44 –> Neve 1073 –> Urei 1176

Mono Kit:

  • AKG 414 –> Neve 1073 –> Distressor

Instrument List

  • (DS = Drumsticks, HR = Rods , BR = Brushes, FM = Felt mallets, NS = Sticks with no snares, ALL = All tools)

Kick Drums:

  • 20″ Ludwig 1950s
  • 20″ Sonor 1960s
  • 22″ Gretsch Round Badge 1958
  • 22″ Gretsch Round Badge 1961
  • 22″ Sonor 1960s
  • 26″ WFL 1940s
  • 28″ Slingerland Rolling Bomber

Snare Drums:

  • 4.5×14″ Sonor 1960s (DS)
  • 5.5×14″ Ludwig 1950s (DS)
  • 5×14″ Brady Jarrah Ply (DS)
  • 5×14″ Gretsch Round Badge (DS, FM NS)
  • 5×14″ Ludwig Chrome Over Brass w/ calfskin (DS)
  • 6.5×14 Ludwig Chrome Over Brass (DS)
  • 6.5×14″ Slingerland Rolling Bomber (DS)
  • 7×14″ Slingerland Artist Series (DS)


  • 15″ Zildjian New Beat (DS)
  • 15″ Zildjian New Beat w/ Tambourine (DS)
  • 16″ Zildjian K Light (DS, FM)
  • 16″ Zildjian K Light w/ Tambourine (DS)

Rack Toms:

  • 12″ Gretsch Round Badge (DS, FM)
  • 12″ WFL (DS)
  • 13″ Ludwig 1950s (DS)
  • 13″ Slingerland Rolling Bomber (DS)
  • 13″ Sonor 1960s (DS)

Floor Toms:

  • 16″ Gretsch Round Badge (DS, FM)
  • 16″ Ludwig 1950s (DS)
  • 16″ Slingerland Rolling Bomber (DS)
  • 16″ Sonor 1960s (DS)
  • 16″ WFL (DS)
  • 28″ Ludwig Batter Head (Bass Drum) – (DS)
  • 28″ Ludwig Front Head (Bass Drum) – (DS)

Ride Cymbals:

  • 22″ Zildjian A 1960s (DS)
  • 24″ Zildjian K Light (DS, FM)

Crash Cymbals:

  • 14″ Zildjian A 1960s (DS, FM)
  • 15″ Zildjian A 1960s (DS)
  • 16″ Zildjian A 1960s (DS)
  • 17″ Zildjian A Custom (DS)
  • 18″ Zildjian K Constantinople (DS, FM)
  • 19″ Zildjian A 1960s (DS)


  • Kevin’s Tambourine (DS)
  • Toca Tambourine (DS)

System Requirements

Please Note: This SDX requires Toontrack Superior Drummer (v2 or 3) to work.

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