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ORCHESTRAL PERCUSSION SDX.

In May 2019, the immersive Superior Drummer 3 saga continues.

ORCHESTRAL PERCUSSION SDX

THE IMMERSIVE SAGA CONTINUES.

Captured in the same room, with the same scrutiny for detail and the same 11.1 microphone positioning philosophy as the Superior Drummer 3 core library, the Orchestral Percussion SDX is not just the perfect complement to the Superior line of sounds, it’s a revelation in terms of flexibility and playability within the Superior Drummer 3 framework.

This is not just a sound library, it’s arguably the most all-encompassing and carefully captured collection of handpicked orchestral percussion instruments on the market. Welcome to the Orchestral Percussion SDX for Superior Drummer 3.

FEATURE SPOTLIGHT
  • More than 100 individual instruments
  • Recorded at the same studio as the Superior Drummer 3 core sound library
  • A complete immersive experience
  • Playback in stereo up to 11-channel surround systems
  • Sampled with extreme attention to detail and articulation
  • Optional tools available for selected instruments
  • Includes a comprehensive selection of MIDI
  • Configured as two SDXs

AUDIO DEMOS

THE STUDIO.

AUDIO PERFECTION IN UTTER SILENCE.

The Orchestral Percussion SDX was recorded in the same room as the Superior Drummer 3 core sound library, the main hall at Galaxy Studios in Belgium. With its 330-square-meter room measuring eight meters from floor to ceiling, it is the ideal location for capturing immersive audio of the utmost quality. In addition, the entire studio complex is built on springs to ensure that the outside interference is literally nonexistent. In fact, with only 14 dBA of environmental noise, the main hall at Galaxy Studio is the most quiet recording space of this size in the world. This in itself is a pivotal factor in making the extreme velocity detail translate to its full capacity. Perfect acoustics, balanced reverberation and second-to-none recording technology – Superior Drummer 3 and the Orchestral Percussion SDX called for a superior studio, and got exactly that.

IMMENSE & IMMERSIVE.

Just like the Superior Drummer 3 core sound library, the Orchestral Percussion SDX was captured with close and ambience microphones as well as eleven additional room microphones set up in a surround configuration. Together, these two libraries present the market’s first drum and percussion sound sources recorded in immersive sound technology, in the same room and ready for use in anything from stereo to 5.1, 9.1 and all the way up to 11.1 systems. The combined power and application of these two libraries is near infinite.

THE MICROPHONES
& SIGNAL CHAINS.

THE MICROPHONES
& SIGNAL CHAINS.

THE MICROPHONES
& SIGNAL CHAINS.

For the Orchestral Percussion SDX sessions, each instrument was carefully placed in the room as if it were to be recorded in its natural position in a full orchestral session setup. The microphones were handpicked, and after careful consideration ultimately whittled down to the selection that performed the best on each instrument. Finally, each chain was run through the state-of-the-art pre-amps of the resident Neve 88D console at Galaxy. No audio processing was performed before or after the recording stage, making all samples completely transparent and ready for mix in any session.

Mains L
Neumann U 87 (cardioid)
Pan: front left

Mains L
Neumann U 87 (cardioid)
Pan: front right

Decca L
Neumann M150 tube
Pan: front left

Decca C
Neumann M150 tube
Pan: front center

Decca R
Neumann M150 tube
Pan: front right

Height Front L
Brüel & Kjær 4006 (silver near-field grid fitted)
Pan: height front left

Height Front R
Brüel & Kjær 4006 (silver near-field grid fitted)
Pan: height front right

Height Rear L
Brüel & Kjær 4006 (silver near-field grid fitted)
Pan: height rear left

Height Rear R
Brüel & Kjær 4006 (silver near-field grid fitted)
Pan: height rear right

Rooms L
Mic: Sonodore RCM-402 B
Pan: rear left

Rooms R
Mic: Sonodore RCM-402 B
Pan: rear right

Outriggers L
Mic: Sonodore RCM-402 B
Pan: front left

Outriggers R
Sonodore RCM-402 B
Pan: front right

THE PRODUCER.

The Orchestral Percussion SDX was produced by Patrick Lemmens, a classically trained engineer/mixer/producer whose credits include countless motion picture scores, classical projects and orchestral arrangements – many of them immortalized within the four walls of the Galaxy main hall.

THE PERCUSSIONISTS.

All instruments were captured by two generations of the Ouderits family: Leo, Tim and Tom – all three of them skilled percussionists with a deep understanding for instrument selection, composition, performance and above all, love for the craft.

TWO CONFIGURATIONS.
TWO INTERFACES.

Given the range and sheer volume of content, the Orchestral Percussion SDX comes configured as a factory bundle of two separate SDX libraries, both available directly upon installation from the drop-down menu in Superior Drummer 3. The first volume includes the more fundamental or leading instruments, such as timpanis, bass drums, taikos, snares and toms, while the second volume covers the triangles, woodblocks, wind chimes, shakers, bells and other instruments often used as effects or to embellish or accentuate arrangements.

NEW TO SUPERIOR
DRUMMER 3?

Welcome to arguably the most comprehensive and awarded drum production tool on the market. With Superior Drummer 3, only your imagination sets the limits as to what you cab create.

Welcome to the future of drum production.

TO THE FUTURE

SUPERIOR DRUMMER 3
VIDEO LIBRARY.

Welcome to 60+ videos covering anything from tips and tricks to tutorials, interviews and “making of” documentaries. Dig in, learn more and get inspired to create!

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