As a few years have passed since the original was released, Toontrack have totally overhauled their already great software, to create something exceptional with version 2. The resulting Toontrack Superior Drummer 2 is an award-winning professional drum production studio that provides unrestrictive control over every aspect of virtual drums.
... the drum sounds inside SD2 are quite simply the best sounding, most natural reproduction of acoustic drums available anywhere on the market.- Zach McNees (sonicscoop.com)
Massive, Tweakable Sound Library
With a jam-packed feature set, exceptional sample engine, and detailed sound shaping tools, Toontrack Superior Drummer 2 offers everything you could want from a virtual drummer. Recorded by Neil Dorfsman and Pat Thrall with drummer Nir Z, in New York City’s Avatar Studios, the software offers a staggering 20 GB of high quality drum samples, of which just about every nuance is tweakable.
Easy Interface, Advanced Control
Toontrack Superior Drummer 2 provides an industry-standard layout of separated drum kit and mixer views (though you can be alter this if you preferred the original layout), with the kit as the main focus in the software, giving you tactile control over each part of the drum with the mixer window. Simple and uncluttered, yet incredibly powerful.
Along with the ready-to-use kit layouts, the extensive X-Drums tool incorporated into Toontrack Superior Drummer 2 gives access to stacking and sound combination options that allows you allocate samples and mics to instruments and use them in your set up, which are then visible in the kit window.
Not a simple added extra, the mixer in Toontrack Superior Drummer 2 is a powerful tool in itself. Tools include: Bus, route, send, FX, individual bleed levels and much more, alongside hi-pass/low-pass filter, 5-band EQ, compressor, gate and transient on all channels.
Massive Sound Options
There are three install options available when you download Toontrack Superior Drummer 2, so you can choose how much of the content you can fit or want on your computer, but who are they kidding, you want it all, of course.
With the largest install you get: a choice of sticks and kick beater types, three kicks, seven snares, three hi-hats, four rides, five cymbal sets, two types of tom and cowbell, overhead microphone options, and five room mics.
Manufacturer Toontrack Model Superior Drummer 2 System Requirements 4GB free hard disk space, (25GB free hard disk space for full installation) Windows 7 or newer, Pentium 4 or Athlon processor with 2 GB RAM. Mac OS 10.6 or higher, Intel-based Mac with 2 GB RAM. Audio Unit, VST, AAX or RTAS host application and professional sound card recommended.
MIDI controller such as keyboard, drum pads or electronic drum kit recommended.
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