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, 3, 6
composed by Thiago Pinheiro (www.thiagopinheiro.com) and Dani
Andreotti (www.daniandreotti.com. Recorded, mixed and mastered at CMD
Song 2 , artist: Liz Sharpe. Mixed by: Chris Grainger.
Song 7 Composed by Devin Arne. Remix by Thiago Pinheiro (www.thiagopinheiro.com). Mixed and mastered at CMD Audio (www.cmdaudio.com).
Song 9 Composed by Dani Andreotti (www.daniandreotti.com). Drums by Thiago Pinheiro (www.thiagopinheiro.com). Mixed and mastered at CMD Audio (www.cmdaudio.com).
Song 4, 8 & 10 composed by Mats Öberg. Drums taken from Morgan Ågren’s MIDI that comes with the product. Mats Öberg: piano. Christian Spering: upright bass.
(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)
12″ Kaplinger Brass (DS, NS)
14″ Pearl* 50th Anniversary Solid Maple Shell (DS, NS)
14×3.5″ Leedy* Picollo (DS)
14×5.5″ Ludwig* Wood 1964 (DS)
14×5.5″ Ludwig* Wood 1964 Damped (DS)
14×6.5″ Yamaha* Elvin Jones Signature Series (DS)
14×7″ Leedy* (DS)
14×7″ Leedy* Damped (DS)
14″ K Zildjian* (DS)
14″ Masterworks Meritamon Series (DS)
10″ Gretsch* USA Custom (DS)
10″ Gretsch* USA Custom 2 (DS)
12″ Gretsch* Stop Sign Badge (DS)
12″ Ludwig* Maple Psychedelic (DS)
12″ Ludwig* Maple Psychedelic Muted (DS)
12″ Pearl* Reference Series (DS)
14″ Rogers* (DS)
14″ Rogers* Muted (DS)
14″ Gretsch* USA Custom (DS)
14″ Pearl* Reference Series (DS)
16″ Gretsch* USA Custom (DS)
16″ Ludwig* Maple Psychedelic (DS)
16″ Ludwig* Maple Psychedelic Muted (DS)
16″ Slingerland* Radioking (DS)
18″ Ludwig* Classic Maple (DS)
18″ Ludwig* Classic Maple Muted (DS)
*All other manufacturers’ product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Toontrack. See full notice here.
36 GB of free hard disk space, DVD drive, 2 GB RAM.
A working Superior Drummer 2.3 (or above) installation.