Vol.2 of the NY Studio Legacy Series contains unique sample recordings from two legendary New York Studios - Hit Factory NY and Allaire Studios.
The recordings at Hit Factory NY were the starting point for Toontrack® in developing Superior Drummer® 2.0 & 3.0 and the decision to record samples at Allaire was a result of wanting to capture the best studio rooms in New York.
Sadly, for the music and recording industry both studios are now closed. Thus the subtitle ”The Lost New York Studios”. Toontrack® is privileged to have been given the opportunity to record these great rooms in collaboration with the world class recording team of engineer and producer Pat Thrall (Glenn Hughes, Black Crowes, Beyoncé etc), producer Neil Dorfsman (Kiss, Bruce Springsteen, Dire Straits and Sting) and drummer Nir Z (Genesis, John Mayer, Joss Stone and Chris Cornell).
Recorded by top engineer/producer/drummer team Neil Dorfsman, Pat Thrall and Nir Z
Two now closed down studios in one SDX: Allaire Studios and The Hit Factory
13 snares, seven (7) sets of toms, seven (7) kicks, a wide selection of cymbals
”The New York Studio Legacy Series Vol.2” altogether feature kits recorded with seven kick drums, thirteen snares and a wide variety of cymbals sampled in extreme detail to work with the best, most advanced drum sampler engine on the planet, Superior Drummer® 2.0.
”The New York Studio Legacy Series Vol.2” features a custom MIDI library played and recorded by Nir Z.
The drums for ”The New York Studio Legacy Series Vol.2”, were played and produced by Nir Z, Neil Dorfsman, Pat Thrall and Mattias Eklund at Hit Factory, NY and Allaire Studios NY.
The MIDI for ”The New York Studio Legacy Series Vol.2”, was recorded and played by Nir Z.
The Hit Factory is a trademark registered and owned by Hit Factory Entertainment Inc.
Apart from the close miced faders in the mixer, N.Y. - Allaire also has these channels: AmbFar, AmbMid, AmbNear, AmbMono, Oh-Mono, AmbBullet, SnareRim and a SansAmp channel.
Apart from the close miced faders in the mixer, N.Y. - Hit Factory also has these channels: AmbFar, AmbFar-FX, AmbMid, AmbMid-FX, Sony-In & 57-Out.
The Lost New York Studios SDX Includes:
ALLAIRE STUDIO (Pro Mark Drumsticks)
Gretsch 50s 14x20"
Ludwig 14x24" Softer Beater
Black Beauty 1940s - 6.5x14"
Ludwig 5x15" Metal
Ludwig-Wood Vintage 1930s -7x14"
Rogers Dynasonic 5.5x14"
Ludwig Supraphonic 6.5x14"
Ludwig Supraphonic Low Tuned 6.5x14"
Top: Sabian HH Extra Thin Crash 16" / Bottom: Sabian HH Duo Crash 16"
Ludwig 1962 11x13", 16x16", 16x18"
Ludwig 1962 10x12", 14x14", 16x16"
Cymbal Setup 1:
Position 1: AAXplosion 21"
Position 2: AA Prototype 18"
Position 3: AAXplosion 21"
Cymbal Setup 2:
Position 1: HHX Xtreme Crash 19"
Position 2: HHX Xtreme Crash 18"
Position 3: Legacy Ozone FX Cymbal 20"
Position 4: Ride Sabian Prototype 22"
HIT FACTORY (Drumsticks)
GMS SE Blue Sparkle 14X24"
GMS SE Blue Sparkle18X22"
Ludwig Black Beauty - 6.5x14"
Ludwig Brass Shell - 6.5x14"
Trick - 6.5x14"
GMS Maple/Ash Shell - 6.5x14"
GMS Maple/Ash Shell (tuned high)
GMS Blue - 5.5x14"
GMS Wood Shell - 6.5x14"
GMS 9x10", 10x12", 14x14", 16x16" with Coated Heads
GMS 9x10", 10x12", 14x14", 16x16" with Clear Heads
Cymbal Setup 1:
Position 1: Sabian HHX Evolution O-Zone Crash 16"
Position 2: Sabian HHX Evolution O-Zone Crash 18"
Position 3: AAX Explosion Crash 21"
Position 4: Sabian AA Thin Crash 17"
Position 5: Sabian AA Medium Thin Crash 18"
Position 6: Sabian HHX Evolution FX Crash 18"
Cymbal Setup 2:
Position 1: Sabian HHXtreme Crash 19"
Position 4: Spock 18" / 20"
Position 5: Sabian Manhattan Crash 16"
Position 6: Sabian HHXtreme Crash 18"
Position 2: Sabian HHX Evolution Ride 20"
Position 4: Sabian Sg Series Ride 22
"The sounds are superb, and the bundled MIDI performances top-notch." - Sound on Sound
"...the recording quality is top notch and the sounds are outstanding." – Future Music
"If you’ve already got SD2.0, then you’ll be well aware of the outstanding sound quality of its Avatar kit, and the contents of this SDX are in the same league..." - Computer Music (Rating: 10/10)
"A deep sounding expansion pack for serious drum connoisseurs." – Music Tech
"...the quality of the recording of both kits and studio rooms is excellent..." - Drummer mag