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).
“Turn Off The Noise” written by Tania Doko, Niclas Lundin, Maria Marcus. Produced by Niclas Lundin. Vocals by Tania Doko.
“My Universe” written, produced and performed by Niclas Lundin.
|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)
5.5×14″ Burned Edge Zebra Snare (DS)
5.5×14″ GMS* Aluminum Nir Z Prototype High Tuned (DS)
5.5×14″ GMS* Aluminum Nir Z Prototype Low Tuned (DS)
5.5×14″ Rogers* Kenton 1963 (DS)
5.5×14″ Slingerland* Wood 1964 (DS)
6.5×14″ Ludwig* Black Beauty 1982 (DS)
16″ Manhattan HHX Crash/16″ HH Medium Crash (DS)
22″ AA Classic Ride (DS)
22″ AA Soundcontrol (DS)
22″ Artisan Ride (DS)
14″ Sabian* HHX Evolution Crash (DS)
16″ Handhammered HH Duo Crash/17″ Evolution Effeks Crash (DS)
16″ Sabian* HHXtreme Crash (DS)
17″ Sabian* AA Thin Crash (DS)
17″ Sabian* HHX Legacy Crash (DS)
17″ Sabian* HHX Xtreme Crash (DS)
18″ Sabian* AA Thin Crash (DS)
18″ Sabian* HHX Legacy Crash (DS)
18″ Sabian* HHX Manhattan Crash (DS)
18″ Sabian* Hand hammered HH Thin Crash (DS)
18 GB of free hard disk space, DVD drive, 2 GB RAM.
A working Superior Drummer 2.3 (or above) installation.