We could mention that we set out to record the best jazz drum library ever made but ended up with something far bigger; drums that transcend the narrow confines of a genre and rather define an era – an age of music spanning from jazz, blues to hip hop and rock.
We could mention Blackbird Studio’s stock of 1,400 Microphones, 35 channels of Pultec EQ, 24 channels of Fairchild compression and hundreds of outboard mic/pre channels including Telefunken, Neve, API, RCA and Chandler. Or how this studio not only is the natural choice for the who’s who of the music industry but that it is known to lend a documented bit of magic to every project to ever enter and exit its doors.
We could even go as far as rant about how drummer and world musician Roy “Futureman” Wooten heard every single hit and swirl recorded as part of a larger whole, as part of a musical sequence rather than as a solitary, monotonous hit and that the result permeates every sample with an intensity and force unheard of. Or we could mention how these sounds incarnate the past, embody the present and at the same time how they will help you shape the sound of tomorrow through Superior Drummer’s endless possibilities.
We could even boldly proclaim that this library of drums is the most comprehensive ever made, recorded through signal chains of outboard and microphones that would leave even the most seasoned veterans in utter awe.
But we think the drum sounds speak for themselves. No introduction needed.
Welcome to the Superior Drummer family: Roots SDX.
Song 1, 4, 7
composed by Mats Öberg. Drums taken from Morgan Ågren’s MIDI that comes with the product. Mats Öberg: piano. Christian Spering: upright bass.
Song 2, 3, 8, 9 composed by Thiago Pinheiro (www.thiagopinheiro.com).
Song 5 , artist: Nick Rallis. Mixed by: Chris Grainger.
(DS = Drumsticks, HR = Rods , BR = Brushes, FM = Felt mallets, NS = Sticks with no snares, ALL = All tools)
18″ Pearl Reference Series (Felt beater)
22″ Gretsch USA Custom Series (Felt beater, Plastic beater)
22″ Ludwig Maple Psychedelic (Felt beater)
22″ Ludwig Maple Psychedelic Damped (Felt beater)
28″ Camco (Felt beater)
14″ Pearl 50th Anniversary Solid Maple Shell (BR, HR, FM)
14″ Masterworks Meritamon Series (BR, HR, FM)
10″ Gretsch USA Custom (BR, HR, FM)
12″ Pearl Reference Series (BR, HR, FM)
14″ Pearl Reference Series (BR, HR, FM)
16″ Slingerland Radioking (BR, HR, FM)
22″ K Zildjian Constantinople (BR, HR, FM)
22″ K Zildjian Constantinople Medium (BR, HR, FM)
22″ Bosphorus Ferit Series (BR, HR, FM)
22″ Sabian HHX Manhattan Ride (BR, FM)
28 GB of free hard disk space, DVD drive, 2 GB RAM.
A working Superior Drummer 2.3 (or above) installation.