This SDX expansion includes the full core sound library from the now discontinued Superior Drummer 2, a drum recording that has truly become an industry staple.
The New York Studios Vol.1 SDX is the first volume in Toontrack’s project of capturing the three most famous drum rooms in the New York area – studios that changed the face of the music industry and that bear witness to some of the most groundbreaking recordings in modern pop and rock history. Avatar Studios, in which this library was captured, has won several industry awards and is known for having one of the finest acoustic environments in the world for drums. Since its inception in the 1970s, it’s hosted bands and artists like Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Journey, Kings of Leon and The Clash.
The sounds were recorded by engineer duo Neil Dorfsman and Pat Thrall together with drummer Nir Z. Between them, they have won several awards and 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. “The room is tailor-made for drum recording. It’s large, it’s ambient, it’s punchy, it sounds fantastic. We really captured all of the things this room has to offer,” comments Grammy Award-winning engineer Neil Dorfsman.
In total, you get approximately 20 GB of raw, unprocessed drum sounds captured in meticulous detail in one of the most acknowledged drum rooms in modern music history. These classic drum tones have over the years seeped through to almost every facet of the music industry. In fact, you likely hear them on a regular basis in TV features, movies and top productions, regardless of where in the world you are. This goes to show that properly captured quality drum tones never get old, worn or dated. Combined with the powerful sound shaping tools of Superior Drummer 3, this collection of drums offers some genuinely raw and unadulterated creative power. Welcome to New York and the Avatar Studios.
|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|
|Tom 1:||Top Sennheiser 421 / Bottom Sennheiser 421 -> Bottom to Drawmer Gate -> Both bussed to Pulteq EQP|
|Tom 2:||Top Sennheiser 421 / Bottom Sennheiser 421 -> Bottom to Drawmer Gate -> Both bussed to Pulteq EQP|
|Tom 3:||Top Sennheiser 421 / Bottom Sennheiser 421 -> Bottom to Drawmer Gate -> Both bussed to Pulteq EQP|
|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|
|EMT140:||EMT140 Plate Reverb|
(DS = Drumsticks, HR = Rods , BR = Brushes, FM = Felt mallets, NS = Sticks with no snares, ALL = All tools)
13″ Sabian* Jack DeJonette Encore Crash (DS, BR)
16″ Sabian* HHX Evolution Crash (DS, BR)
16″ Sabian* HHX Evolution Ozone Crash (DS, BR)
16″ Sabian* HHX Extreme Crash (DS, FM)
17″ Sabian* HHX Evolution Crash (DS, BR)
17″ Sabian* HHX Evolution Effeks Crash (DS, FM)
18″ Sabian* AA Thin Crash (ALL)
18″ Sabian* HHX Evolution Crash (ALL)
18″ Sabian* HHX Evolution Ozone Crash (DS, FM)
18″ Sabian* HHXtreme Crash (ALL)
18″ Sabian* Handhammered Fierce Crash (ALL)
18″ Sabian* Jack DeJonette Encore Crash – (DS, BR)
19″ Sabian* AA Medium Thin Crash (ALL)
19″ Sabian* HHXtreme Crash (ALL)
21″ Sabian* AAXplosion Crash (DS, FM)
13″ Sabian* AA El Sabor Salsa Splash/20″ Sabian* AAX Chinese (DS)
14″ Sabian* AAX Mini Chinese/17″ HHX Evolution Effeks Crash (DS)
16″ Sabian* HHX Evolution O-Zone Crash/18″ Sabian* HHX Chinese (DS)
16″ Sabian* HHXtreme Crash/18″ Evolution O-Zone Crash (DS)
20″ Sabian* Handhammered Dark Chinese/16″ Sabian* HHX Evolution Crash (DS)
13″ Sabian* AA Salsa El Sabor Splash (DS, FM)
25 GB of free hard disk space and an additional 25 GB for the installation process.
4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM or more recommended)
A working Superior Drummer 3.0.3 (or above) installation.