Toontrack has announced the release of an all-new SDX expansion for Superior Drummer 3. Fields of Rock SDX features 7 drum kits and a comprehensive collection of percussion instruments recorded by multiple award-winning producer/mixer Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Rammstein, Pixies, Royal Blood) and drummer Mat Hector (Iggy Pop, Gutterdämmerung).
It was captured at Rockfield, the Welsh dairy farm-turned-into-studio that ended up leaving colossal footprints in its now-fifty-year-long path through music history. This unlikely studio, to which bands like Queen, Rush, Judas Priest, Hawkwind and many of their contemporaries in the 1970s pilgrimaged, became a creative haven where some of the best rock songs of our time materialized. But even beyond the heydays of classic rock, Rockfield has remained a lynchpin in the recording world, attracting top-tier acts across all genres, like Oasis, Coldplay and Manic Street Preachers, just to name a few.
This SDX sets out to capture the essence of the genre-defining rock albums recorded in the different rooms of the studio, but also to add the modern technology, forward-thinking ideas and ingenuity that take your productions into tomorrow. In addition to using all the great vintage microphones and outboard gear available at Rockfield, the library was recorded through 14 channels of hardware tape emulation, recreating the unmistakable, warm and saturated sound of tape.
This SDX is just as much a nod to the past, an homage to the greats and a respectful bow to the gods of rock as it is a reach into the future. Welcome to a collection of drum tones to last the entire range of rock and beyond.
The expansion includes a MIDI library customized for each included kit as well as a dedicated collection of grooves for percussion.