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Superior Drummer 3

The award-winning, pro drum production studio has taken it to a new level!
Superior Drummer 3 - The award-winning, pro drum production studio has taken it to a new level!
Instrument Type:
Drums/Percussion
$419.00
$419.00
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WELCOME TO THE FUTURE OF DRUM PRODUCTION.


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In addition to a massive library of raw sound material, Superior Drummer 3 introduces a unique design*, a streamlined workflow and countless features for powerful drum production in your computer. With Superior Drummer 3, you have control and creative power beyond the imaginable. Welcome to the future.

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FEATURES – AT A GLANCE.


  • 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

  • Approx. 350 vintage and classic drum machine sounds

  • New and improved scalable interface with detachable windows

  • Edit Play Style, Tap2Find, Song Creator and Song Track features as well as improved workflow and search functionality

  • Built-in MIDI grid editor

  • DAW automation for built-in macro controls

  • Support for keyboard shortcuts


  • A CREATIVE PLAYGROUND WHERE NO RULES APPLY.


    The idea with Superior Drummer 3 is to let you step into a virtual studio with the best possible raw material and mix options at your disposal to create drum sounds in an environment where only your imagination sets the limits. Combining the creative power of the sounds, the ambiences and the extensive set of features, Superior Drummer 3 is more than just a drum sampler – it’s a bottomless well of creativity. It bridges the gap between acoustic and electronic and lets you venture off into completely new sonic landscapes. This is the definitive tool for percussive sound design.

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    ACOUSTIC

    From tight to ambient – mix timeless acoustic drums for any genre.
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    ELECTRONIC

    Create hybrid kits – only your imagination sets the limits.
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    MODERN

    More than 350 drum machine sounds for augmenting or sound design purposes.




    IMMENSE AND IMMERSIVE, CAPTURED WITH LAYERS OF TECHNOLOGY.


    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 addition to close microphones and several ambience positions, the Superior Drummer 3 setup also includes 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.

    FEATURE SPOTLIGHT

  • Seven (7) kits (Ayotte, Gretsch, Pearl, Premier, Yamaha and two configurations of Ludwig)
  • Tom shell dimensions cover ranges from 6” to 20”
  • Optional tool selection available on select kits and instruments (sticks, brushes, rods, felt mallets)
  • Optional drum head selection available on select kits and instruments
  • Approx. 350 electronic drum sounds, sampled from vintage and classic drum machines
  • 25 unique acoustic snares, 35 recorded configurations
  • 16 unique acoustic kicks, 27 different recorded configurations


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    THE MAKING OF THE CORE SOUND LIBRARY




    AUDIO PERFECTION IN UTTER SILENCE




    The Superior Drummer 3 core sound library was recorded at Galaxy Studios in Belgium. With its 330 square meter room and eight meter 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.



    GEORGE MASSENBURG

    SUPERIOR ENGINEER, AUDIO PIONEER,
    PROFESSOR AND INVENTOR.


    George Massenburg’s contribution to the world of audio technology is hard to emphasize in words. Aside from having produced, mixed or engineered in excess of four hundred records, received almost any industry award thinkable, been inducted into the Technology Hall of Fame and received an honorary Doctorate of Music at the esteemed Berklee College, he is the inventor of an industry staple: the parametric equalizer. His attention to detail, accuracy and quality is second to none.

    Superior Drummer 3 called for a superior engineer. These are his drum sounds – captured with layers of technology and a lifetime of experience to back it up.

    Over the past four decades, George Massenburg has been involved in over four hundred records. His work includes milestone albums by Earth, Wind & Fire, Linda Ronstadt, Natasha Bedingfield, Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel, the Dixie Chicks and many, many more. George’s work has gained him world wide recognition and four Grammy Awards, including the Grammy for Technical Achievement in 1998, at the time making him one of only seventeen individuals to ever receive this honor. In addition to numerous Mix Magazine TEC Awards, in 1988 he also won the Academy of Country Music Record of the Year Award for his production on the album “Trio” featuring Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris. Further, George has designed, built and managed several recording studios as well as contributed to the acoustical and architectural design of many other studios, including George Lucas’ Skywalker Sound. In 1982, he founded George Massenburg Labs, an audio electronics company that has released an extensive range of innovative recording technologies, all based on his original designs.

    Regularly published in professional journals and trade magazines world wide, George Massenburg received the Gold Medal from the Audio Engineering Society in 2008.

    In 2013, he was awarded a patent #8,510,361 in the US (as well as other countries) for a variable exponent averaging detector and dynamic range controller. He is also a member of the National Recording Preservation Board of the Library of Congress and an advisor to the Committee for Library Information Resources. George serves as the Chief Technical Officer of META (the Music Engineering Technical Alliance), a strategic union of music producers and engineers dedicated to the highest standards of audio and delivery of music.

    George has also been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Music by Boston’s esteemed Berklee College of Music. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Sound Recording at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and a Visiting Lecturer at the Berklee College Of Music in Boston and Valencia, Spain as well as the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN.

    GROOVES.
    THE HEARTBEAT OF YOUR SONG




    Superior Drummer implements several groundbreaking features for working with any aspect of your drum MIDI content – right inside the program. The idea is that regardless of what you are attempting to accomplish, you should never have to leave the framework of Superior Drummer 3. From quickly getting a custom beat going to laying out entire songs or diving deep into fine-tuning timing and velocity detail, Superior Drummer 3 has got you covered.

    Add to this the comprehensive Superior Drummer 3 MIDI library, covering a wide range of styles, and you have a wealth of inspiration to use to craft your custom drum tracks from.

    FEATURE SPOTLIGHT

  • Multiple song tracks
  • Build full drum arrangements
  • Grid editor
  • Time and tempo editor integrated in Song Track
  • Edit Play Style, Tap2Find, Song Creator and Song Track with improved workflow and search functionality added
  • Integrated grooves and search browser
  • Text search


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    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.

    Think of Superior Drummer 3 like stepping into the control of a world-class studio and taking a seat at the mixing console. Outside the glass windows, in the massive hall, there’s a wide array of drums of all sizes, makes and models, all set up and ready for you to hone to fit your mixes.

    With Superior Drummer 3, you are in control. Only your imagination sets the limits.

    FEATURE SPOTLIGHT


  • 35 mixer effects (EQ, delay, reverb, filters, dynamics, distortion, modulation)

  • A wide array of presets for all included kits

  • Individual mic bleed and mic control

  • Bus, route, send


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    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. Simply drop your drum audio material in Tracker, let it quickly analyze your content and in no time, you’ll be able to preview the MIDI based on your original tracks. Start blending, augmenting, replacing and creating!

    FEATURE SPOTLIGHT

  • Drum recognition based on artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Machine learning based on over 1.4 million drum audio files
  • Offline audio to MIDI conversion
  • Track complex drum patterns faster than ever before
  • Unlimited control with Find Similar, Sound Recognition Threshold and other specially designed features
  • Create tempo maps from audio with the Find Tempo feature
  • Reduce bleed between different microphones to avoid false triggers
  • Edit MIDI notes individually directly in the waveform
  • Seamless integration with Superior Drummer 3
  • Endless possibilities to replace
or augment any drum performance
  • Get experimental – import any audio file to generate original percussive rhythms


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    E-DRUMS.
    MAKE YOUR ELECTRONIC KIT SOUND LIKE YOU.

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    By combining smart software features with extreme sample detail and nuance, Superior Drummer 3 bridges the gap between the “e” and the drums, making your electronic kit every bit as “real” and acoustic as it can be.

    Superior Drummer 3 was designed with you in mind, the demanding e-drummer. Get started playing instantly with one of the the new e-drum presets, or customize the way the software responds to your playing with new, easy-to-use controls on the dedicated e-drum settings tab.

    The e-drum settings tab is used to transform incoming MIDI to the standard of any loaded sound library without affecting the playback of your MIDI files. This makes it easy to combine your own playing with any MIDI files available from Toontrack. It also offers quick access to the MIDI controls most frequently used, like hi-hat pedal and snare CC response. Controls and articulations for the mapping of custom kits and pads with multiple zones and positional sensitivity are available as well.

    All this in combination with optimized velocity response, humanization and up to 25 velocity layers per instrument in the Superior Drummer 3 core library will make your playing more expressive and well-rounded than ever!

    FEATURE SPOTLIGHT

  • New e-drum settings page allows transforming incoming MIDI without affecting the playback of your MIDI files.
  • Get started playing instantly with new e-drum presets for a variety of e-drum brands
  • Easy setup for positional sensing pads and multiple articulations
  • No need for a DAW – capture your performance directly in the Song Track of Superior Drummer 3
  • Superb realism, new articulations and manageable library size with up to 25 velocity layers per instrument
  • Quick access to controls for snare and hi-hat CC
  • Optimized response and humanization

  • System requirements:



    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.

    SOFTWARE: Approx. 320 MB download + installation space.

    SOUND LIBRARY: 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.






    License Agreement


    The Following End User License Agreement is included with Superior Drummer 3. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Superior Drummer 3 from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.

    "TOONTRACK MUSIC END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT USER LICENSE FOR TOONTRACK MUSIC EZDRUMMER SOFTWARE INSTRUMENTS AND EZD/EZX SOUND LIBRARIES. IMPORTANT READ CAREFULLY: This End-User License Agreement (“EULA”) is a legal agreement between you (an individual or a single entity) and TOONTRACK MUSIC AB regarding the TOONTRACK products identified above, including all parts of this product, including software, sounds, associated media, printed materials and “online” or electronic documentation (referred later as “Product”). An amendment or addendum to this EULA may accompany the Product. YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS EULA BY INSTALLING, COPYING, OR OTHERWISE USING THE PRODUCT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, PLEASE DO NOT INSTALL OR USE THE PRODUCT. The Product contains the following parts: The EZDrummer software instrument is the software tool supplied for programming of customized sounds otherwise referred to as the EZD/EZX sound libraries. The software and the sounds provided together form the product and all limitations and/or agreements that you make when installing this product on your computer apply to the product as a whole. GRANT OF LICENSE. Toontrack music grants you the following rights provided you comply with all terms and conditions of this EULA. 1. INSTALLATION. You (One [1] user) may install and use the Product on more than one computer provided that these computers form a single production unit or where the need arises on two separate workstations belonging to the same owner. Installation is considered complete when registration of the Product has been accepted by the automatic procedure at the Toontrack Music website. 2. NO RENTAL. You may not rent, sell, lease or lend, the Product. 3. TRANSFER. You may move the Software to a different Computer provided only one copy is in use at any one time. Transfer to Third Party is prohibited. The initial owner of the Product may not transfer the Product to another end user. Exceptions may be granted at our discretion, strictly on demand from the registrant prior to concluding arrangements with the party interested in acquiring the license. 4. NOT FOR RESALE SOFTWARE. Product identified as “Not for Resale”, “NFR”, "Evaluation Copy", or “Demo” may not be resold, transferred or used for any purpose other than demonstration, test or evaluation. 5. UPGRADES. To use a Product identified as an upgrade, you must first be licensed and registered as a user for a product identified by Toontrack music as eligible for the upgrade. 6. TERMS OF USE. You may only use the Product in the context of a musical arrangement. In particular you cannot assemble solo agglomerates known as loop for resale or other form of distribution. Live performances shall be excluded from the limitation. 7. LIMITATION ON REVERSE ENGINEERING, DECOMPILING, COPYING AND DISASSEMBLY. You may NOT reverse engineer, decompile, copy or disassemble the Product. Customization of the libraries is bound by this clause and failure to comply will free Toontrack Music AB from its obligation to support the product. 8. TERMINATION. Without prejudice to any other rights, Toontrack music may cancel this EULA if you do not abide by the terms and conditions of this EULA, in which case you must destroy all copies of the Product and all of its component parts. 9. CONSENT TO USE OF DATA. You agree that Toontrack music and its affiliates may collect and use technical information provided as part of support services related to the Product. Toontrack music agrees not to use this information in a form that personally identifies you. 10. ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE/COMPONENT LICENSES. This EULA applies to updates or supplements to the original Product provided by Toontrack music, unless other terms are provide along with the update or supplement. 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The terms of Section 13 below (“Exclusion of Incidental, Consequential and Certain Other Damages”) are also incorporated into this Limited Warranty. This Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have other rights which vary from state/jurisdiction to state/jurisdiction. YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY. Toontrack music and its suppliers' entire liability and your exclusive remedy shall be, at Toontrack's option from time to time exercised subject to applicable law, (a) return of the price paid (if any) for the Product, or (b) repair, replacement of the Product or complementing application supplied by Toontrack music or one by Toontrack directed supplier, that does not meet this Limited Warranty and that is returned to Toontrack music or its suppliers with a copy of your receipt. 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LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND REMEDIES. Notwithstanding any damages that you might incur for any reason whatsoever (including, without limitation, all damages referenced above and all direct or general damages), the entire liability of Toontrack music and any of its suppliers under any provision of this EULA and your exclusive remedy for all of the foregoing (except for any remedy of repair or replacement elected by Toontrack music with respect to any breach of the Limited Warranty) shall be limited to the greater of the amount paid by you for the Product or U.S. $5.00. The foregoing limitations, exclusions and disclaimers (including Sections 11, 12 and 13 above) shall apply to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, even if any remedy fails its essential purpose. 15. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. 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