Toontrack has announced that Superior Drummer 3 will be released worldwide on September 12, 2017. Building on the legacy of its predecessor, Superior Drummer 3 was redesigned from the ground up to introduce a completely new and improved workflow, integrated drum audio to MIDI conversion, 35 mixer effects, scalable interface, detachable windows, a comprehensive MIDI library and much, much more.
“In terms of design and functionality, this is by far the most advanced and profound product in the history of the company,” said Erik Phersson, Toontrack’s Head of Development.
The core sound library, more than 230 GB of raw sound material, was recorded by award-winning engineer George Massenburg at probably the world’s most quiet and ideal location for sampling, the Galaxy Studios in Belgium. In addition to close microphones and several ambience positions, the Superior Drummer 3 setup also includes 11 room microphones set up in a surround configuration, for use in anything from stereo all the way up to 11.1 systems. In combination with the large selection of extra instruments, as well as the included pool of electronic drum machine sounds added for stacking and sound-design purposes, Superior Drummer 3 gives you a large palette of options to craft drum tones.
“Superior Drummer 3 takes music creation to a level of quality, flexibility and authenticity beyond the imagination,” commented engineer George Massenburg.
The idea with Superior Drummer 3 is to let you step into a virtual studio with the best possible raw material and mix options at your disposal to create your drum sounds. With Superior Drummer 3, you are in control. Take a seat at the console to hone, mold, shape, mix, match, blend, saturate and create on your terms. Superior Drummer 3 is a complete drum production studio and the ultimate framework for creative sound design.
“Combining the creative power of the sounds, the ambiences and the extensive set of features, Superior Drummer 3 is more than just a drum sampler – it’s a bottomless well of creativity. It bridges the gap between acoustic and electronic and lets you venture off into completely new sonic landscapes,” said Mattias Eklund, Toontrack’s Head of Sound Design.
Superior Drummer 3 will be released worldwide on September 12, 2017, as a Regular version for first-time buyers, an Upgrade for owners of the previous version ,as well as a Crossgrade for owners of EZdrummer 2. The program is delivered digitally, available for download through the Toontrack Product Manager directly upon registration. There will also be an option to purchase the core sound library pre-installed on a solid-state drive (SSD).
Toontrack is a developer of software for music production, widely acclaimed for its attention to quality, design and innovation. In 1999, Toontrack changed the industry with the groundbreaking drum sample library Drumkit From Hell. Today, the company is world-leading in sampled drums and has extended its product range to include mix tools, software piano instruments and a wide assortment of expansion content. Some of Toontrack’s most known brands include EZdrummer, Superior Drummer, EZmix and EZkeys.