Toontrack went to Nashville´s Blackbird Studio to record the ultimate Jazz library but walked out with something far bigger; drums that transcend the narrow confines of a genre and rather define an era - an age of music spanning from Jazz, Blues to Hip Hop and Rock. Meet the Roots SDX™ for Superior Drummer® 2.0, likely one of the world´s most comprehensive drum sample libraries ever recorded.
Having a massive selection of instruments as well as Blackbird Studio´s stock of 1400 Microphones, 35 channels of Pultec EQ, 24 channels of Fairchild compression and hundreds of outboard mic/pre channels including Telefunken, Neve, API, RCA and Chandler at our disposal, the signal chain that the Roots SDX™ libraries were recorded through would leave even the most seasoned veterans in utter awe. And as you can hear from the demos, the result isn´t only natural, warm and inviting, it has an almost seductive magic to it.
Drummer and world musician Roy "Futureman" Wooten heard every single hit and swirl recorded as part of a larger whole, as part of a musical sequence rather than as a solitary, monotonous hit and the result permeates every sample with an intensity and force unheard of before. These sounds incarnate the past, embody the present and at the same time how they will help you shape the sound of tomorrow through Superior Drummer´s endless possibilities.
In the Mixer
• 16 mono, 7 stereo
• Decca Tree (3 mono mics)
• Acoustic live reverb chamber
• 3 different ambience stereo mic pairs
• 3 different OH mics
• 3 different kick drum mics
• 3 different snare drums mics
• 1 extra "trash" mic
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Recorded by Roy "Futureman" Wooten in Blackbird Studio Nashville, TN
Approximately 36 GB of raw, unprocessed sounds
A total of 23 separately recorded, tweakable channels available in the mixer
Custom MIDI included
Large selection of different drums and cymbals (Pearl, Gretsch, Ludwig, Zildjian, Paiste)
This product contains no software.
Superior Drummer® 2.0 needs to be installed, authorized and updated to version 2.3 for this product to operate.
"If you´re serious about your drum samples, Superior Drummer is definitely up there with the best, and for jazz musicians looking for some utterly convincing drum sounds and performances, the two Roots SDX packs both sound wonderful. Highly recommended." - Sound on Sound (Rating 5/5)