Toontrack Music has announced the immediate release of the New York Studios Collection for the award-winning drum production tool and sampler Superior Drummer 2.0.
This collection combines the award-winning Superior Drummer software with the complete suite of sound libraries in the New York Studios series.
The focus of the series has been to capture the most notable and legendary studios in the New York area: The Hit Factory, Allaire Studios and Avatar Studios. These recording facilities have housed chart-topping artists for decades and are all world-renowned for their unique sonic qualities. All sounds were recorded by Grammy Award-winning engineer Neil Dorfsman (Dire Straits, Bruce Springsteen), Pat Thrall (Katy Perry, Beyoncé) and in-demand session drummer Nir Z (Genesis, Chris Cornell).
Since Superior Drummer was first introduced on the market, it has become the indisputable industry standard tool for professional drum production. The sounds from the New York Studios series are used daily in major label studio productions, motion pictures and commercials around the world. By combining this collection of drums with the powerful sound shaping tools in Superior Drummer, the sky is literally the limit as to what you can achieve.
New York Studios Collection features
Approx. 50 GB of unprocessed drum sounds recorded through the best of modern and vintage equipment.
6 complete kits, 26 snares & 14 kicks in total.
A large amount of cymbal setups.
Award-winning drum production software.
Large built-in mixer with internal quality FX.
Included presets for instant mix-ready sounds.
Optional tools available on select drums (brushes, mallets, rods).
The New York Studios Collection costs $499 USD/ 429 EUR.
Toontrack has announced the release of New York Studios Vol.3 SDX, the continuation of Toontrack’s New York Studios Legacy series, focusing on capturing the best studios in the New York area.
We are proud to present a new addition to the Superior Line: New York Studios Vol.3 SDX! Straight from the Avatar Studios in the heart of Manhattan comes breathtaking drums recorded by the same team that did Superior Drummer and the Vol.2 SDX – engineer duo Neil Dorfsman and Pat Thrall together with session drummer Nir Z.
New York Studios Vol.3 SDX features
Recorded in the legendary Avatar Studios in New York City.
18 GB of raw, unprocessed drum sounds recorded through Neve, Pultec and GML signal chains.
Three (3) full kits (Ludwig, Slingerland, Rogers) and additional snares.
Several setups of different cymbals.
Included MIDI library played by session drummer Nir Z.
Included presets for instant mix-ready sounds.
The New York Studios Vol.3 SDX is available to purchase for 159 EUR / $179 USD. The New York Studios Vol.3 MIDI pack taken from the SDX is also available, priced at 25 EUR / $29 USD.
Toontrack Music has announced the official Superior Drummer 2.0 tutorial.
The tutorial, presented by Mattias Eklund Toontrack Music Head of sound design and founding partner together with Pat Thrall, Neil Dorfsman and drummer NIR Z, the team behind the recordings for Superior Drummer® 2.0, features a thorough walkthrough of all aspects of working with Superior Drummer® 2.0 to gain professional results.
As an added bonus Neil Dorfsman also goes through Toontrack drum replacement app Drumtracker® explaining its feature set.
Superior Drummer 2.0 tutorial
Getting started — Setting up Superior Drummer in your DAW.
Sound good quick — Walking you through how to get a great drum sound from Superior Drummer in a matter of seconds!
Construction Window — Explaining the different functions from Left to Right inside the Construction view of Superior Drummer.
Mixer — Demonstrating the Mixer of Superior Drummer and its functionality.
Multichannel to host — How to setup Superior Drummer as a Multiple Output plugin.
Combined Presets — What Combined Presets are and various ways of implementing them from within Superior Drummer.
Bounce / Render to audio — There are many options when looking to export your drums from Superior Drummer. The guys guide you through the process.
Drumtracker / S 2.0 Tutorial — Drummer Nir Z jams and the team uses Drumtracker to render his live audio recording to MIDI as well as showcasing the possibilities when using the retrieved MIDI in Superior Drummer.
Interview with the N.Y. Recording Team — An interview with the team behind the N.Y. recordings for Superior Drummer. With Pat Thrall, Neil Dorfsman, Nir Z & Mattias Eklund.
The tutorial is available on-line at the Toontrack website.
The very first SDX expansion pack dedicated to Superior Drummer 2.0, Vol.2 of the NY Studio Legacy Series, contains unique sample recordings from two legendary New York Studios – Hit Factory NY and Allaire Studios.
”The New York Studio Legacy Series Vol.2” altogether feature kits recorded with seven kick drums, thirteen snares and a wide variety of cymbals sampled in extreme detail to work with the best, most advanced drum sampler engine on the planet, Superior Drummer® 2.0.
The recordings at Hit Factory NY were the starting point for Toontrack® in developing Superior Drummer® 2.0 and the decision to record samples at Allaire was a result of wanting to capture the best studio rooms in New York.
NY Studio Legacy Series Vol. 2 features
Kits recorded with seven kick drums, thirteen snares and a wide variety of cymbals.
Drums played and produced by Nir Z, Neil Dorfsman, Pat Thrall and Mattias Eklund at Hit Factory, NY and Allaire Studios NY.
Sampled in extreme detail to work with the best, most advanced drum sampler engine on the planet, Superior Drummer® 2.0.
Custom MIDI library played and recorded by Nir Z.
The New York Studio Legacy Series Vol.2 SDX will be available world wide at the end of March 2009 ($179 USD / 139 EUR).
Toontrack Music is now shipping Superior Drummer 2.0 – “The New York Studio Legacy Series”, the new professional sample engine for drums.
Superior Drummer® 2.0 is a complete overhaul of the original dfh Superior engine but we’ve made painstakingly sure to lose nothing of the sound quality, attention to detail and musicality that has made the Toontrack® Music drum sampler line what it is.
Superior Drummer 2.0 features
Recorded at three New York Studios – Hit Factory, Avatar Studios, and Allaire Studios.
Drums played by renowned live/session drummer, Nir Z.
All new construction windows with features such as: ADSR, X-pads, read and combine all dfh Superior and EZdrummer® sound libraries.
New internal mixer featuring bussing capabilities and with built in FX delivered by Sonalksis such as: 5-band EQ, High pass and low pass filters, Gate, Compressor, Transient.
Stand alone capacity through Toontrack solo.
Superior Drummer 2.0 is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) and has an MSRP of $349 USD / €249 EUR / £189 GBP. Upgrades from dfh Superior and dfh Superior Custom & Vintage are available along with cross-grades from EZdrummer.