In total, you get 19 kits and in excess of 163 GB of raw, unprocessed drum sounds recorded in three world-class studios in different parts of the world; Stockholm, Melbourne and Vancouver.
With three fundamentally different drum rooms and a wide range of instrument choices, this collection is the ultimate starting point for transparent, broad-scope drum production in Superior Drummer 3.
- 19 complete kits
- A total of 31 bass drums and 41 snares as well as more than 100 cymbals
- In excess of 163 GB of raw, unprocessed sounds
- A selection of drum MIDI grooves included with each SDX
- Mix presets for a broad range of styles included with each SDX
See below for further details on the products in the bundle.
The Metal Foundry
The first and now classic title in the ‘Foundry’ suite; The Metal Factory, was recorded and produced at the Atlantis Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, by Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake together with engineers Mattias Eklund (Toontrack), Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggah) and Daniel Bergstrand (Dugout Studio). With all thinkable dimensions, depths, widths, brands and materials of instruments, this collection provides a uniquely broad palette of sound.
Room ambience: tight to mid-sized
The Progressive Foundry
This SDX; The Progressive Foundry was recorded at the renowned Sing Sing Recording Studios in Melbourne, Australia, by engineer/producer Forrester Savell and drummer Steve Judd (Karnivool). With drums scoured from all four corners of Australia, all captured with top tier microphones and rare outboard, this SDX gives you the best of vintage and modern recorded in a perfectly crafted room.
Room ambience: tight to ambient
The Rock Foundry
This SDX; The Rock Foundry was recorded by engineer/producer Bob Rock at The Warehouse in Vancouver, BC. In addition to the seven individual kits, a large selection of extra snares, kicks and cymbals are provided, making The Rock Foundry SDX an incredibly versatile source of raw sound material – all captured in the large, reverberant hall of The Warehouse.
Room ambience: mid-sized to ambient
"The end result of this detailed sampling is fabulous"
– Sound on Sound (Rating: 5/5)
"If you can't put together a decent metal kit out of this lot you should probably give up!"
– Future Music (Platinum Award)
"This expansion pack is another astonishing achievement for the Toontrack team, proving that the platform is capable of reproducing even the most complex of setups and beats..."
– Music Tech (Rating: 9/10)
The whole thing sounds phenomenal, plays and mixes beautifully, and deserves to go down in music technology as one of the finest virtual drum kit collections ever made."
- Computer Music (Rating: 10/10)
These kits would sit in practically any genre and they sound superb. For the money the amount of killer sounding drums you get this SDX is a steal!! In fact if I would recommend just one SDX for someone with SD2 then this would be it!"
"Given the size of the library, the quality is excellent. This is a high-quality drum library/virtual instrument with flexibility within the bounds of the rock genre."
- Sound on Sound