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Superior Drummer 2 Advanced Vol 1

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Chapter 1: Overview

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    Overivew Pt. 1 (8:47)


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    Overview Pt. 2 (4:08)


Chapter 2: Standard vs. Classic View

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    Library Selection (3:28)


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    Instrument Selection (5:57)


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    Memory Status Considerations (2:59)


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    Selecting & Editing Kit Pieces (1:13)


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    Classic View Overview (1:14)


Chapter 3: Kit Presets & Tools Settings

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    The Construction Kit Menu (3:27)


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    Saving Construct Kit User Presets (3:31)


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    Tools Settings: Sticks/Rods/Brushes/Snares Off (3:10)


Chapter 4: Memory & Status Panel

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    Memory Panel Explanation (4:09)


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    Using Additional Room Mics (1:52)


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    Memory & Status Panel Messages (2:19)


Chapter 5: Instrument Panel

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    Relative Volume Adjustments for Instruments (6:20)


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    Relative Volume Adjustments For Articulations (7:18)


Chapter 6: Pitch Panel

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    General Pitch Adjustments (4:51)


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    Pitch Adjustments For Articulations (3:55)


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    Pitch Adjustments For Multiple Instruments (1:29)


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    Pitch Adjustments For Kits (1:45)


Chapter 7: Humanize/Voice & Layer Panels

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    Sample Pool Explanation (5:03)


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    "Round Robin" Sample Management (4:00)


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    Humanize/Voice & Layer Limit Functions (3:32)


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    Humanize Functions Explanation (4:05)


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    Voice & Layer Panel: Layer Limit Adjustments (5:23)


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    Voice & Layer Panel: Voice Limit Settings (3:19)


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    Voice & Layer Limit Applications (2:12)


Chapter 8: Envelope Panel

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    Attack Adjustments (3:20)


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    Decay/Sustain Adjustments (3:30)


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    Hold/Release Adjustments (4:20)


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    Ratio/Time/Offset & Manual Input Options (2:18)


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    Envelope Applications: Snare Drum (2:49)


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    Envelope Applications: Floor Tom/Bass Drum (4:28)


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    Individual Articulation Adjustments (1:25)


Chapter 9: XDrum Panel

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    Creating A New XDrum (4:45)


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    XDrum Microphone Assignments (5:36)


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    Consolidating XDrum Microphone Channels (6:18)


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    Working with Microphone Assignments (1:59)


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    Editing Individual XDrum Articulations (3:35)


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    Steal Default, Steal Current & Steal Second Position (6:52)


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    Deleting/Moving XDrums & Saving XDrum Presets (1:32)


In volume one of this comprehensive video tutorial series, Expert drum instructor Luke Oswald unlocks the advanced features of Toontrack’s Superior Drummer 2, exploring its finer details and how to use them creatively.

Luke begins this series with an overview of Superior Drummer 2, then moves on to how to load a sample library, switch between Standard and Classic views, and select various kit pieces. With the basics covered, it’s time to get detailed, by showing you how to use the Memory & Status panel to manage your loaded samples, utilize the Instrument panel, and learn to adjust each instrument within your kit independently.

Next, Luke reveals the Pitch panel which shows you how to adjust the pitch on your loaded drum kit, then demonstrates the Humanize/Voice & Layer panels and how to set up sample pools for the most realistic drum kit experience. For even more natural sounding hits, Luke explores the Envelope panel, where you can shape each hit individually, and finishes with the XDrum panel which can add microphones and other advanced features to supplement your kit.

When you’re ready to go deeper into Superior Drummer 2, this video series provides an even more in-depth exploration of this powerful virtual instrument. Don’t miss “Superior Drummer 2 Advanced Vol 1”!


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RoboRobo
Submitted 1 year ago

Very helpfull

I'm just getting started and loving it

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools

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DrumsBob
Submitted 2 years ago

Nice overview!

I've owned Superior for a while and learned some new things. Biggest one for me is the pitch 'fix'. I didn't use pitch cause it didn't sound right, now I know why :)

I am a: Hobbyist

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Dave
Submitted 2 years ago

Superior Tutorial!

This is an excellent video tutorial to learn some the basic and important features of Superior drummer. I've seen other training videos for Superior and thought that everything was really clear and concise, so I just got what was being shown. And, learned some new things along the way. Great stuff!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Sound for Film/TV

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JerryLive
Submitted 2 years ago

Excellent Tutorial !

Well prepared and thought out. Covers everything in good, but not overwhelming, detail. $25 however is way too much for the content. As I paid $12.50. that was the maximum it was worth.

I am a: Professional

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BTCat
Submitted 2 years ago

And The Fog Lifted

Having moved up from EZDrummer 2 to Superior Drummer 2 I was a bit overwhelmed by the storm of possibilities that came rushing out of my DAW. I thank all three volumes of this tutorial for clearing away my anxious confusion and giving me the traction to begin the ascent of what at first looked to be a nearly vertical learning curve. Anyone starting with SD2 should consider this course an absolute necessity.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Audio Engineer

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steinbass
Submitted 2 years ago

one of the best for superior drummer

I have viewed other vids for superior drummer and this one is great.

I am a: Musician

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anthonytop40
Submitted 2 years ago

Simply Superior

Great rundown of this excellent software, delivered in such a way that kept my interest throughout - unlike other training videos.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Musician, Sound for Film/TV

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cclarry
Submitted 2 years ago

Great tutorial on SD Features!

This is a good look at the MANY features of Superior Drummer 2

I am a: Semi-Pro, Audio Engineer, Musician

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JackARoo
Submitted 2 years ago

A great piece of software !

I have purchased about all of the Studio One tutorials, and several Reason, and Isotope tutorials. I have found them all to be an excellent source of information. I'm sure the entire library of tutorials are just as well made.

I am a: Professional, Musician

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Luke Oswald Professional Drummer and Instructor

1. When did you start dabbling in music?
I've always had an interest in drumming from a young age and started playing in 6th grade when a family friend stored their drum set at my parents house for a summer. I started playing in church the next fall and have been playing ever since. No one had to tell me to practice, it was just something I loved to do. I just enjoyed everything that had to do with drumming.

2. What training have you had?
I studied piano at a young age, then played trumpet from elementary through middle school. I started drumming on my own at the age of 12, then switched to drumming as my main instrument in high school and went on to study in college along with Music Business. I've been teaching drums since college, both private instruction and drum clinics.

3. When did you get into recording?
When I was in middle school/high school, I was very interested in music technology. It was much different then, but I remember recording/sequencing song arrangements with music software and filming videos and editing in camera all the time. In and after college, I started learning about audio production when I was recording drums for the bands I was in.  In the late 2000's I stumbled upon drum sample technology, and that changed everything for me. I started really digging into the study of audio production, recording, mixing and mastering. I started studying video production around the same time as I knew I wanted to eventually film high quality drum videos while using this sample technology.

4. People you have worked with/for?
During my time in Nashville, I studied drums with Derico Watson (Victor Wooten), Jeff Bowders (Paul Gilbert), Will Denton (Steven Curtis Chapman, LeAnn Rimes), Marcus Finnie (Kirk Whalum, India Arie) and Raymond Massey (Pearl Drums). I've recorded drums on multiple albums produced by Sadson Music Group and have played on albums with artists such as George Clinton and Samantha Ware.

5. Why are you so good at training people?
To me, teaching is as inspiring as performing. When you teach, you're forced to understand the topic at a much deeper level.  I love the process of learning and improving, and to me teaching is just an extension of that process. I learn something new every time I teach anything, whether it be a drum lesson or a software tutorial. I also believe as artists we have a responsibility to pass on the knowledge that we've accumulated. You must take action and apply what you've learned to your own life, but that only goes so far.  If you can take what you've learned and share it with someone else, you're giving them the opportunity to take that knowledge, nurture it and allow it to influence their own lives. Eventually, they can pass that knowledge on to someone else, and the process keeps going. You never know the impact you can have on someone simply by sharing with them what you've learned.

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Superior Drummer 2 Advanced Vol 1 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very helpfull I'm just getting started and loving it
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice overview! I've owned Superior for a while and learned some new things. Biggest one for me is the pitch 'fix'. I didn't use pitch cause it didn't sound right, now I know why :)
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Superior Tutorial! This is an excellent video tutorial to learn some the basic and important features of Superior drummer. I've seen other training videos for Superior and thought that everything was really clear and concise, so I just got what was being shown. And, learned some new things along the way. Great stuff!
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Tutorial ! Well prepared and thought out. Covers everything in good, but not overwhelming, detail. $25 however is way too much for the content. As I paid $12.50. that was the maximum it was worth.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from And The Fog Lifted Having moved up from EZDrummer 2 to Superior Drummer 2 I was a bit overwhelmed by the storm of possibilities that came rushing out of my DAW. I thank all three volumes of this tutorial for clearing away my anxious confusion and giving me the traction to begin the ascent of what at first looked to be a nearly vertical learning curve. Anyone starting with SD2 should consider this course an absolute necessity.
Date published: 2016-07-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from one of the best for superior drummer I have viewed other vids for superior drummer and this one is great.
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Simply Superior Great rundown of this excellent software, delivered in such a way that kept my interest throughout - unlike other training videos.
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tutorial on SD Features! This is a good look at the MANY features of Superior Drummer 2
Date published: 2016-07-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A great piece of software ! I have purchased about all of the Studio One tutorials, and several Reason, and Isotope tutorials. I have found them all to be an excellent source of information. I'm sure the entire library of tutorials are just as well made.
Date published: 2016-06-03
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