It’s been many years since the release of Superior Drummer 2 and after a long wait, version 3 will be available come this September. SD is a massive and extremely impressive drum work station that is used widely across all genres of music by such producers as Mr. Bill and Noisia. Check out Future Music Magazine’s ‘In The Studio with Noisa’ where they share how they use SD in their tunes.

So what can we expect with the release of Superior Drummer 3? The user interface has gone through some changes, there are more drum kits and sounds, audio to midi conversion functionality and many more features. One exciting thing is the ability to add your own samples! Below you will find the overview from Toontrack themselves, along with some first time walk-throughs by Sweetwater Sound and Pro Tools Expert.

[Drum Interface]

[Audio to MIDI]

[New Effects Plugins]

[Grooves Tab]

Check out the video from Toontrack where they cover the highlights and overview along with some behind-the-scenes footage on how the drums were recorded. Visit TOONTRACK for more information and sign-up for their newsletter to receive additional updates about SD3.

Superior Drummer 3 Highlights
  • In excess of 230 GB of raw, unprocessed sounds in 44.1 kHz/24 bit
  • Recorded with an additional eleven separate room microphones set up in a surround configuration for a complete immersive experience
  • Playback in stereo or up to 11 channel surround systems
  • Engineered by George Massenburg
  • Integrated offline audio to MIDI conversion
  • Approx. 350 vintage and classic drum machine sounds
  • 35 mixer effects
  • New and improved scalable interface with detachable windows
  • Edit Play Style, Tap2Find, Song Creator and Song Track features as well as improved workflow and search functionality
  • Built-in MIDI grid editor
  • DAW automation for built-in macro controls
  • Drag & drop and import for individual and third party samples
  • Support for keyboard shortcuts

[Sweetwater Sound Reviews]

[Pro Tools Expert Review]