Superior Drummer Q&A

Discussion in 'Recording Studio' started by Winspear, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. Winspear

    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    ^ The best thing to do is just go on Google shopping and sort by price. But that is pretty much the RRP as far as I'm aware. It's worth it and doesn't take long to learn. It comes with a manual too ;)
    You could always check out EZDrummer but you'll definitely want to upgrade pretty soon and the learning curve isn't much different at all (Superior can be used just as simply as EzDrummer if you so wish - it just sounds a lot better).
     
  2. Lukifer

    Lukifer Need more gain

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    I'm wanting to get into recording but that's still a good chunk of cash for ez drummer. Is there a thread for drum software beginners or do u know of any simple freeware to see if I like it and want to invest In either toon track software.
     
  3. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Question, does the Metal Machine EZX bring anything to the table if you have metal foundry already ? Not really a money problem but I'd rather not buy something redundant.
     
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    metal_sam14 Tard

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    Metal machine was processed by Andy Sneap, who is a god basically. the samples are pre processed so they already have a distinct sound that is easy to fit into metal mixes.
    Metal foundry is not processed and is more versatile because you can tweak and process it to your heart content. :yesway:
     
  5. niffnoff

    niffnoff Just another SunBro

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    TMF's snares still sound ass though. Nothing the Avatars kit doesn't have however ;p
     
  6. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Lemmy is the only True god, heretic. :bowdown:



















    Thanks for the info. Guess won't hurt to try it.
     
  7. FOAM

    FOAM SS.org Regular

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    Avatar's kicks sound ass, haha. I haven't been happy sticking to just one specific kit in SD2. Right now I'm trying out SL-Allaire, with cymbals from Avatar. Allaire's kick is the bomb. Snare is awesome and meaty too, although I'm trying to find something to replace it.

    For the best SD2 experience you'll need all the expansions, pretty much. There are so many pros and cons with every set, but that's why we have the x-drum. <3
     
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    niffnoff Just another SunBro

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    I dunno I like the kick for some reason. TMF's kicks are pretty much what I use mainly. But when I just wanna just a quick dry kit mix, then I'll use Avatar's for the reason it's got punch (which I used to be more high no low) must be old age creeping in there :lol:
     
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    dbrozz SS.org Regular

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    I've been having some trouble with getting good cymbal sounds out of my S2.0 Avatar kit. I'd really love to hear some tips for getting nice crisp and blooming cymbal sounds! (a la Chimp Spanner/Cloudkicker etc)

    Also, when I parallel compress, it just beats the shit out of my signal. I get this huge upsurge of fake cymbal noise whenever the drums cut out of the mix for a quieter section or the song ends. And it seems like the velcities in MIDI roll are WAY less responsive with parallel compression added. Cymbals especially suffer from this. Any tips for getting that killer drum kit sound?
     
  10. niffnoff

    niffnoff Just another SunBro

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    What I do is I raise the high end to get a bit of a crisper sound (and drop the dB of Snares and BD bleed a tad too) you wanna notch out some of the low end aswell.

    Try using the parallel more as a reverb, and lower it in your mix, if it's too high in a passage just lower the volume (automated) in that section. Or manually edit it in wave form.
     
  11. ArrowHead

    ArrowHead SS.org Regular

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    Anyone check amazon lately?

    Superior 2.0: $159
    Metal Foundry: $79
    NY Studios: $79


    If the price is an issue, I'd jump on this deal while you can.

    Amazon.com: Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0: Software
     
  12. Zombie13

    Zombie13 XIII

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    First time posting in this section, as it's the first time I've ever had a Toontrack error. I also sent Ola a message, but he's one busy dude.

    I recently updated to Superior Drummer 2.2.3 (from EZ Drummer) downloaded some presets from youtube (Ola Englund's, Garell2's) and got this error.

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    Any suggestion on what the issue might be ? both presets were made with Avatar but it's asking for SL-DFH :/
     
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    iamdunker SS.org Regular

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    click ok and move on
     
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    Zombie13 XIII

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    :scratch: I did.... only the kick drum made any sound.
     
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    mikemueller2112 SS.org Regular

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    Without knowing of the presets, my only guess would be that they are utilizing a drum from the Drumkit from Hell library as an X-drum.
     
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    Zombie13 XIII

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    Where would I be able to get that Expansion? I have it for PC (EZ Drummer) but I'm now using Superior Drummer on a Mac.

    Would The Metal Foundry fix that issue? as both preset makes also have that expansion installed (going by what I saw in their videos)
     
  17. mikemueller2112

    mikemueller2112 SS.org Regular

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    No, the Metal Foundry SDX is a different expansion than the Drumkit from Hell EZX. If you have it for PC, check the Toontrack site and see if your license works on both PC and Mac.

    http://www.toontrack.com/products.asp?item=11
     
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    Zombie13 XIII

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    Hmm, installed the DFH EZX expansion and still get the SL-DFH error.

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  19. mikemueller2112

    mikemueller2112 SS.org Regular

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    Seems odd, that was my only real solution. Post over on the Toontrack forums and you'll get help quicker than you would here. I'm not sure what the issue is...
     
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    Thanks man, I'll try that.

    Everything else works, but loading up those presets is the issue.
     

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