Superior Drummer is Toontrack’s flagship drum sampler software. Its extensive library of sounds include highly sought after instruments and kits recorded in the finest studios all over the world. But the great drum sounds in SD2 are only a part of what you need to do to make great sounding drum parts. The real art of creating sampled drum tracks with Superior Drummer is knowing how to harness the percussive power of this awesome instrument.
In this tutorial Toby Pitman will take you through every aspect of the SD2 interface. He’ll explain how the software works and show you cool tips and tricks that will uncover the more creative and less known possibilities of this powerful drum tool.
Next, Toby takes you even deeper into SD2’s extensive feature set covering every aspect of this amazing drum sampler instrument. He covers topics like building custom kits, using expansion packs and using midi controllers to enhance the realism of the performance.
So if you want to learn how to program killer drum tracks like Toby Pitman and also learn all about Superior Drummer, this tutorial will open your mind to new techniques while at the same time inspire you to take your drumming to the highest level possible.
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Byron Estep wrote on August 19, 2017
This is an extremely thorough and detailed dive into the wonderful world of Superior Drummer 2. I've watched this tutorial many times and have spent hours working through the material Toby presents. As a result, I am finally comfortable with the beast that is SD 2 and have been very happy with the results I'm getting from the software. I highly recommend this tutorial if you want a clear and complete tour through this deep and powerful software.
Vaan wrote on January 24, 2016
Superior Drummer is a great software and this course allows you to better understand how it works. The topics are very well explained with many clear examples. Very useful and with a lot of tips. Great Job!
Mikael Zakrisson wrote on February 11, 2015
Thanks for this course! I learned a lot and more! Toby explains things so that even I can understand ;-). I'm getting really inspired after watching this! Hope to see some followups on Superior in the future.
Doron wrote on July 27, 2014
It goes into the most clever and complex ways of using SD2 giving the user the oportunity to maximize each aspect of this great sounding plugin.
starbuckna wrote on April 21, 2014
Exhaustive review of features of the program with some good tips for better sounding drum patterns. Really learned a lot about SD 2.0 features (custom midi loops - wow!)
GBG - Roadstead Music wrote on August 9, 2013
I have several MacPro tutorials and this one is full of quality tips to take Superior Drummer to a higher level. For me, it is is all about keeping the music real without loosing the human expression which is very important to me. You can tell that Toby's primary focus is to show how to "preserve" the human feel with the Superior Drummer program. Great job!
KD wrote on April 6, 2013
For a long tutorial it really feels shorter. Lots of well explained examples. A few things I didn't know were possible, setting drum pads and moving a slider to imitate a real hi hat. Great!
Jololol wrote on March 3, 2013
Superior drummer is an incredibly powerful piece of software, and Toby does a fantastic job of explaining how to make the most of this software. After completing this tutorial I am now familiar with every window and panel in Superior Drummer. Everything makes a lot more sense and I feel much more comfortable and knowledgeable with this fantastic software! Thanks Toby!
Narni wrote on January 5, 2013
This is an outstanding tutorial and a good addition to the user manual. Thanks to all the tips and tricks in this course, I ll be able to add more realism to my drum programming.
Sebastian Carvajal wrote on November 30, 2011
Very good tutorial, Toby explains it all!!
Very useful, after this you realize Superior Drummer's potentiality.