Toontrack SDX: Roots, Sticks

Drums and cymbals for Jazz, Blues, Hip Hop and Rock recorded in Nashville

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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.

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 Toontrack's 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.


  • 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)

Instrument list (DS = Drumsticks, HR = Rods , BR = Brushes, FM = Felt mallets, NS = Sticks with no snares, ALL = All tools)

Kick drums

  • 18″ Pearl Reference Series (Felt beater)
  • 22″ Gretsch USA Custom Series (Felt beater, Plastic beater)
  • 22″ Ludwig Maple Psychedelic (Felt beater)
  • 22″ Ludwig Maple Psychedelic Damped (Felt beater)
  • 28″ Camco (Felt beater)

Snare drums

  • 12″ Kaplinger Brass (DS, NS)
  • 14″ Pearl 50th Anniversary Solid Maple Shell (DS, NS)
  • 14×3.5″ Leedy Picollo (DS)
  • 14×5.5″ Ludwig Wood 1964 (DS)
  • 14×5.5″ Ludwig Wood 1964 Damped (DS)
  • 14×6.5″ Yamaha Elvin Jones Signature Series (DS)
  • 14×7″ Leedy (DS)
  • 14×7″ Leedy Damped (DS)


  • 14″ K Zildjian (DS)
  • 14″ Masterworks Meritamon Series (DS)


  • 10″ Gretsch USA Custom (DS)
  • 10″ Gretsch USA Custom 2 (DS)
  • 12″ Gretsch Stop Sign Badge (DS)
  • 12″ Ludwig Maple Psychedelic (DS)
  • 12″ Ludwig Maple Psychedelic Muted (DS)
  • 12″ Pearl Reference Series (DS)
  • 14″ Rogers (DS)
  • 14″ Rogers Muted (DS)


  • 14″ Gretsch USA Custom (DS)
  • 14″ Pearl Reference Series (DS)
  • 16″ Gretsch USA Custom (DS)
  • 16″ Ludwig Maple Psychedelic (DS)
  • 16″ Ludwig Maple Psychedelic Muted (DS)
  • 16″ Slingerland Radioking (DS)
  • 18″ Ludwig Classic Maple (DS)
  • 18″ Ludwig Classic Maple Muted (DS)

Ride cymbals

  • 20″ Zildjian Sound Effects Crash of Doom (DS)
  • 22″ K Zildjian Constantinople (DS)
  • 22″ K Zildjian Constantinople Medium (DS)

Crash cymbals

  • 18″ Paiste Fast Crash (DS)
  • 20″ Sabian Handhammered HHX Manhattan (DS)
  • 22″ Bosphorus Ferit Series (DS)
  • 22″ Sabian HHX Manhattan Ride (DS)

Please click on the link below to view the download and install guide for this product.

Customer Reviews

Press Quotes

"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)

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