Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 (Download)
Toontrack's Superior Drummer 3 pushes the boundaries of digital drum production software with a host of innovative and unique features.
- In excess of 230 GB of raw, unprocessed sounds in 44.1 kHz/24 bit
- Recorded with an additional eleven separate room microphones set up in a surround configuration for a complete immersive experience
- Playback in stereo or up to 11 channel surround systems Engineered by George Massenburg
- Integrated offline audio to MIDI conversion
- Approx. 350 vintage and classic drum machine sounds and 35 mixer effects
- Edit Play Style, Tap2Find, Song Creator and Song Track features as well as improved workflow and search functionality
- Built-in MIDI grid editor
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Superior Drummer 3 is more than a drum production tool – it's a virtual studio introducing endless possibilities for you to hone, shape and mould your drums without any thinkable creative restraints.
Building on the legacy of its predecessor, Superior Drummer 3 was redesigned from the ground up to introduce a completely new and improved workflow, countless added features and an unequalled amount of raw sound material. With Superior Drummer 3, you are in control. Welcome to the future of drum production.
The Superior Drummer 3 core sound library was recorded by award-winning engineer George Massenburg at probably the world's most quiet and ideal location for sampling, the Galaxy Studios in Belgium. The library boasts in excess of 230 GB of raw sound material captured in extreme detail.
In additional to close microphones and several ambience positions, the Superior Drummer 3 setup also includes an additional eleven room microphones set up in a surround configuration, for use in anything from stereo to 5.1, 9.1 and all the way up to 11.1 systems. In combination with the large selection of extra instruments added for stacking and sound design purposes, the sounds of Superior Drummer 3 give you an incomparable palette of options to craft drum tones beyond your wildest imagination.
The Studio. Audio Perfection In Utter Silence
The Superior Drummer 3 core sound library was recorded at Galaxy Studios in Belgium. With its 330 square metre room and eight metre ceiling height, it was the ideal location for capturing immersive audio of the utmost quality. In addition, the entire studio complex is built on springs to ensure that the outside interference is literally nonexistent. In fact, with only 14 dBA of environmental noise, the main hall at Galaxy Studio is the most quiet recording space of this size in the world.
Perfect acoustics, balanced reverberation and second-to-none recording technology. Superior Drummer 3 called for a superior studio. We'd dare to say that this is the most nuanced and candidly captured sample library on the market.
Grooves: The Heartbeat Of Your Song
New and improved features for finding, customising and working with MIDI. From quickly getting a custom beat going to diving deep into fine-tuning timing and velocity detail, Superior Drummer 3 has got you covered.
The MIDI Library
The Superior Drummer 3 MIDI library was designed to provide a wealth of fundamental groove and fill variations for mainstream pop, rock and singer songwriter material. It also has a few dedicated sections for metal as well as an 'Extras' category with count ins, snare rolls and MIDI files specifically designed for use with brushed samples. In total, the library encompasses in excess of 1,600 individually played fills, all categorised in common song structure parts.
Mixer: Control And Power, Beyond The Thinkable
The mixer introduces 35 low-footprint insert effects, making each channel strip a virtual sound processing powerhouse. Route, bus, send, saturate, blend and mix – the creative options are endless. With Superior Drummer 3, you are in control.
To help you get started or to let you peek 'under the hood' of how other engineers tweak their drums, Toontrack have included a comprehensive collection of mix ready presets for a wide range of genres that you can use either as quick one click solutions to get a great mix up or as a starting point from where you can venture off into your own sonic landscape.
Toontrack have worked with a wide range of our favorite producers – from local talent to some of the industry's top names, like Bob Rock, Andy Sneap, George Massenburg and Richard Devine. Each engineer was given a blank slate and could create from the ground up, involving anything from their own custom samples to brand new field recordings of foley, one shots and percussion.
Tracker: A New Breed Of Audio To MIDI Conversion
The Tracker introduces the arguably most efficient and accurate drum audio to MIDI conversion software on the market. Built on a highly advanced instrument recognition neural network, the Tracker detects hits with an unequalled accuracy and speed. With the seamless integration with Superior Drummer 3, replacing or augmenting drums has never been more powerful than now.
64-bit Windows 7 or newer
4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM or more recommended)
Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
64-bit Intel-based Mac with 4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM or more recommended)
64-bit host (with support for VST, AU or AAX). Standalone is included.
Approx. 320 MB download + installation space.
Basic install: Approx. 41 GB download and an additional 41 GB for the installation process. Complete install: Approx. 236 GB download and an additional 55 GB for the installation process.
SSD install (OPTIONAL, NOT INCLUDED): Approx. 236 GB pre-installed.