This collection of presets for the second volume in the New York Studios series was designed to showcase the incredible acoustics of the main recording rooms at two of the most notable New York studios ever: the Allaire Studio and The Hit Factory. Since the recording of this sound library, both studios have tragically closed its doors to the public and thus, the legacy of their signature sound lives through the big number of high-profile records produced there as well as, of course, the N.Y. Vol.2 SDX.
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. They just sound big, the way drums should. The room at The Hit Factory also had a large, wooden and meticulously crafted room, producing a very rich and characteristic natural reverb.
The presets were designed by Toontrack founder and head of sound design, Mattias Eklund.