Superior Drummer Tutorial

Producing Electronic Music with Superior Drummer 3

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    Introduction (1:25)


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    Electronic Drum Structure (3:17)


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    What to Listen for When Choosing Electronic Drums (5:04)


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    Standard Drum Patterns Pt. 1 (7:43)


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    Standard Drum Patterns Pt. 2 (7:42)


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    Standard Drum Patterns Pt. 3 (6:09)


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    How to Import Drums & Save Kits (6:49)


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    Setting Relative Levels (3:10)


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    "Double It" Workflow (3:45)


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    "Build Up" Workflow using Grooves & Velocity (2:59)


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    Removing Discontinuity Clicks (1:56)


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    MIDI Sampling Workflow (3:11)


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    Fill Kicks Velocity Concept (2:59)


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    Learning Genre Rhythms with Tracker (5:17)


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    Layering Percussion Over a Bassline with Tracker (5:27)


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    Monophonic Kicks (4:57)


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    Using Bleed as Texture (6:13)


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    Tuning Kicks (6:21)


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    Offsetting Claps & Snares (3:19)


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    Humanizing Electronic Drums with Hit Variation (3:25)


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    Creatively Using Reverb Pre-Delay (2:52)


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    Creating Velocity Sensitive Drums (5:31)


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    Creative Sound Design with Pitch Envelopes (2:11)


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    How to Make Layered Clap Stacks (4:18)


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    Adding Punch to a Kick using a Pitch Envelope (4:08)


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    Creating Width with Delay (5:12)


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    Importing Random Samples into Tracker (3:10)


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    Rhythmic Bleed Modulation (4:34)


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    Drum Head Pitch Shift Algorithm (3:21)


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    Bleed Stereo Imaging (5:55)


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    Opening & Closing Hi-Hats with Macros (2:48)


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    Creating Unusual Rhythms from Home Recordings (3:58)


Superior Drummer 3 for Electronic Music? Yes! Adam Pollard aka Multiplier, takes you on an epic journey into using Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 for Electronic Music production in these creative and informative video tutorials.

Adam welcomes you and gives an overview of what this series is all about and what to expect. He then jumps right in and covers topics such as electronic drum structure, what to listen for when choosing electronic drums, and creating a standard electronic drum pattern.

Next you'll look at how to import drums and save kits, create a build up using grooves and velocity, how you can use Tracker to learn unfamiliar genre rhythms, layering percussion over a bassline, use drum bleed as texture, tune kicks, offset claps and snares, humanize electronic drums with hit variation and more.

You'll then get creative videos covering topics like using reverb predelay to turn a snare into an additional high hat, create velocity sensitive drum stacks from recordings you make at home yourself, and then combine them with MIDI groove sampling, and using pitch envelopes in "Pitch FX" to experiment with unusual sound design.

But wait, that's not all! Multiplier also shows you things like how to make layered clap stacks, add punch to a kick using a pitch envelope, create width with delay, create unusual rhythms by importing random samples into Tracker, rhythmically modulate drum bleed to add subtle rhythms to get the listener dancing along, and much, much more.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you have Superior Drummer 3 or produce electronic music, this series will be an eye-opener, as not many people realize what a fantastic tool SD3 is for Electronic Music production. Pull up a chair and checkout "Producing Electronic Music with Superior Drummer 3" today!


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JOEYLOVE
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Very helpful in learning the ins and outs of SD3

Currently on a weeks trial but will purchase a yearly subscription as there is a lot of videos on Groove 3 including this one on SD3 which are very much applicable to the plug ins that I have recently required and would like to know a lot more about.

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Logic Pro

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GilCon Music
Submitted 2 months ago

Very insightful

Very organized presentation. Presenter did an excellent job staying focused on key points and the associated connections.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound for Film/TV, Logic Pro, Studio One

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TobyB1
Submitted 3 months ago

Very Thought-Provoking and Informative

I am not primarily interested in EDM, but learned a lot from this about how to use the software, and more importantly, how to think about synthesising and mixing percussion sounds. I really enjoyed the demonstrations of "What" he was doing, the really important step of understanding "Why", and then the very clear "How" to actually do it with an emphasis on subtle but significant touches that add up to brilliant instead of bog-standard. Inspiring!

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skeletonpete
Submitted 3 months ago

Excellent Set of Tips

A solid group of concise videos from EDM patterns for notices like myself, to more subtle tweaks to punch up your mixes. Well worth the watch, and I will certainly return to refresh my memory when mixing.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Reaper

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started producing music just over 5 years ago, right about when Skrillex's Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites EP dropped.

2. What training have you had?

I'm fully self-taught, and haven't had any formal training. I use online resources and learn a lot by talking to other producers about how they do things too.

3. When did you get into recording?

(same answer as number 1)

4. People you have worked with/for?

DJTechTools, iZotope, Output, CAPSUN Pro Audio, Loopmasters, Plugin Boutique, Industrial Strength, 5Pin Media

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I've had a lot of experience in the EDM space, from producing tracks and sample packs that have charted on sites like Beatport, through to DJing internationally and running a record label. And on the training side I've produced thousands of tutorials, and also tutor people one to one.

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Producing Electronic Music with Superior Drummer 3 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful in learning the ins and outs of SD3 Currently on a weeks trial but will purchase a yearly subscription as there is a lot of videos on Groove 3 including this one on SD3 which are very much applicable to the plug ins that I have recently required and would like to know a lot more about.
Date published: 2018-08-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very insightful Very organized presentation. Presenter did an excellent job staying focused on key points and the associated connections.
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Thought-Provoking and Informative I am not primarily interested in EDM, but learned a lot from this about how to use the software, and more importantly, how to think about synthesising and mixing percussion sounds. I really enjoyed the demonstrations of "What" he was doing, the really important step of understanding "Why", and then the very clear "How" to actually do it with an emphasis on subtle but significant touches that add up to brilliant instead of bog-standard. Inspiring!
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Excellent Set of Tips A solid group of concise videos from EDM patterns for notices like myself, to more subtle tweaks to punch up your mixes. Well worth the watch, and I will certainly return to refresh my memory when mixing.
Date published: 2018-06-10
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