Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0
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Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0

Superior Drummer 2.0, Batteria/Percussione Virtuale from Toontrack in the Superior Drummer series.

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synfactory 21/07/2011

Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0 : Recensione di synfactory (content in English)

"The best sounding Drum Sampler on the planet!"
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32 and 64 bit, 25 GB Drum Virtual Instrument, Mac and Pc Compatible (VST, AU, RTAS).

3 Kick Drums, 7 Snares, 3 Hi-Hats, 2 Tom Sets, more than 20 Cymbals, 5 Spocks, 4 Rides and 1 cowbell.

Recorded by drummer Nir-Z at the Legendary Avatar Studios in New York with multiple mics, bleed and room options.

Five Built in Sonalksis FX (EQ, Compressor, Gate, Transient Designer, Filter)
Mixer Presets by top producer Neil Dorfsman (Sting, Chris Cornell, Kiss, Sprignsteen etc.)

Built in midi drum grooves and fills engine.

Easy Midi Mapping options

Additional Drums Libraries and Producer Presets available

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I’ve used this in Logic Pro 8 and 9 without a problem.

I have a Mac Pro 2.66 Quad Core with 8 GB of ram and a White Macbook with Intel Core 2 Duo Cpu with 4 GB of Ram.
I’ve used it extensively both in 32 and 64 bit modes, and triggered with both midi keyboards, drum pads and Electronic Drum Kits (Roland TD-6)

If you use all the bleed and options, you can easily pass the 3 GB loading. So a fast computer with at least 4 GB of Ram is reccomended.

The installation is really easy and the the manual is clear


OVERALL OPINION

I’ve used and continue to use Superior Drummer 2 on plenty of projects, mixed with Addictive Drums and Steven Slate (I admit it, I’m a drum samplers junkie). But between the 3, SD2 is the more realistic and tweakable.
I’ve used mainly in pop, rock and metal productions in conjunction with the “Joe Barresi Evil Drums SDX”.

If you cannot afford the expenses of a real studio this plugin used with a good Electronic Drum kit, and obviously a good drummer will give you outstanding results. The built in Sonalksis plugins are really good to sculpt the sound, and the bounce and mapping options will save you a lot of headaches and time.

There are also other libraries, and I can say that the quality these guys put in their products is outstanding. They cover all the ground, from soft ballads to Black Metal.

The software in itself is really deep, you have to understand how it works to have the best results, but thanks to the manual, and the free video tutorials on the Toontrack website you’ll learn how to use at it’s best in less than a week.
Fantastic product at a really great price!