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Superior Drummer 2 Advanced Vol 1

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Overview

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    Tutorial 1

    Overivew Pt. 1

    8:47

    Luke walks you through of all of the panels and functions within the Construct Window of Superior Drummer 2.

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    Tutorial 2

    Overview Pt. 2

    4:08

    A walkthrough of the Mixer, Grooves, Mapping, Bounce and Settings Windows within Superior Drummer 2.

Standard vs. Classic View

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    Tutorial 3

    Library Selection

    3:28

    Learn how to load a sample library, switch between the Standard and Classic views and select kit pieces.

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    Tutorial 4

    Instrument Selection

    5:57

    Luke explains how to load specific kit piece instruments and demonstrates a variety of ways to audition each drum/articulation.

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    Tutorial 5

    Memory Status Considerations

    2:59

    Learn why it's important to keep an eye on the memory load and how your memory footprint can have an impact on auditioning samples.

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    Tutorial 6

    Selecting & Editing Kit Pieces

    1:13

    Luke demonstrates how to select and edit individual and multiple drums.

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    Tutorial 7

    Classic View Overview

    1:14

    An explanation of the Classic View interface and how it differs from the Standard view.

Kit Presets & Tools Settings

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    Tutorial 8

    The Construction Kit Menu

    3:27

    You can quickly load different kit variations or load only a group of kit pieces at a time.

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    Tutorial 9

    Saving Construct Kit User Presets

    3:31

    Learn how to save, load and delete Construct Kit presets.

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    Tutorial 10

    Tools Settings: Sticks/Rods/Brushes/Snares Off

    3:10

    Luke explains how to load various tools within the Tools Settings menu.

Memory & Status Panel

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    Tutorial 11

    Memory Panel Explanation

    4:09

    Luke provides a detailed explanation of the Memory & Status Panel and how you can use it to manage your loaded samples.

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    Tutorial 12

    Using Additional Room Mics

    1:52

    Learn how additional room mics can have a drastic impact on your memory usage.

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    Tutorial 13

    Memory & Status Panel Messages

    2:19

    An explanation of the status messages that can occur within the Memory & Status Panel.

Instrument Panel

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    Tutorial 14

    Relative Volume Adjustments for Instruments

    6:20

    Discover how to adjust the volume of each instrument independent of other kit pieces.

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    Tutorial 15

    Relative Volume Adjustments For Articulations

    7:18

    Learn how to adjust the relative volume of each individual articulation.

Pitch Panel

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    Tutorial 16

    General Pitch Adjustments

    4:51

    Learn how the pitch function works and how to pitch up or down your loaded drum kit.

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    Tutorial 17

    Pitch Adjustments For Articulations

    3:55

    Luke explains how to adjust the pitch of an individual articulation.

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    Tutorial 18

    Pitch Adjustments For Multiple Instruments

    1:29

    You can make pitch adjustments for multiple drums at the same time.

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    Tutorial 19

    Pitch Adjustments For Kits

    1:45

    Learn how to quickly adjust the pitch of the entire drum set and how that affects the samples loaded into memory.

Humanize/Voice & Layer Panels

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    Tutorial 20

    Sample Pool Explanation

    5:03

    Luke explains how samples are recorded and the necessity of "sample pools" for a realistic sample library experience.

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    Tutorial 21

    "Round Robin" Sample Management

    4:00

    Luke explains how the Superior Drummer 2 engine handles the large number of samples to create a realistic performance.

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    Tutorial 22

    Humanize/Voice & Layer Limit Functions

    3:32

    An explanation and demonstration of the Humanize/Layer Limit features.

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    Tutorial 23

    Humanize Functions Explanation

    4:05

    Luke explores each of the Humanize features.

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    Tutorial 24

    Voice & Layer Panel: Layer Limit Adjustments

    5:23

    An explanation of "Layer Limits" and how each sample is placed into a Layer Limit group.

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    Tutorial 25

    Voice & Layer Panel: Voice Limit Settings

    3:19

    The Voice Limit function works similar to "polyphony" to limit how many samples can be playing simultaneously.

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    Tutorial 26

    Voice & Layer Limit Applications

    2:12

    Luke provides examples of how the Voice & Layer Limit functions can be used to add realism to your performance.

Envelope Panel

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    Tutorial 27

    Attack Adjustments

    3:20

    Explore the parameters of the envelope panel along with best practices for using them.

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    Tutorial 28

    Decay/Sustain Adjustments

    3:30

    You can use the Decay/Sustain adjustment settings to modify the sustain of a snare drum or cymbal.

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    Tutorial 29

    Hold/Release Adjustments

    4:20

    An explanation of how to manipulate the cutoff of each sample to control the transition to digital silence.

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    Tutorial 30

    Ratio/Time/Offset & Manual Input Options

    2:18

    Learn the difference between each of these settings and how they relate to the Envelope controls.

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    Tutorial 31

    Envelope Applications: Snare Drum

    2:49

    Luke demonstrates using the Envelope Panel to manipulate the sound of your snare.

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    Tutorial 32

    Envelope Applications: Floor Tom/Bass Drum

    4:28

    You can use the Envelope Panel settings to roll off the sustain of a floor tom.

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    Tutorial 33

    Individual Articulation Adjustments

    1:25

    Learn how to adjust the Envelope parameters for individual instrument articulations.

XDrum Panel

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    Tutorial 34

    Creating A New XDrum

    4:45

    Luke demonstrates how to create a new XDrum to supplement your loaded sample library.

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    Tutorial 35

    XDrum Microphone Assignments

    5:36

    How to manage the Microphone Assignments for your XDrums.

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    Tutorial 36

    Consolidating XDrum Microphone Channels

    6:18

    Luke explains how to consolidate XDrum microphones for use in your existing mixer channels.

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    Tutorial 37

    Working with Microphone Assignments

    1:59

    Learn how to reset, restart, restore, and delete XDrum microphone channels.

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    Tutorial 38

    Editing Individual XDrum Articulations

    3:35

    Luke demonstrates how you can edit individual articulations for each XDrum.

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    Tutorial 39

    Steal Default, Steal Current & Steal Second Position

    6:52

    An explanation of how to map your XDrums to the appropriate mapping.

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    Tutorial 40

    Deleting/Moving XDrums & Saving XDrum Presets

    1:32

    Learn how to delete XDrums, move them around the interface and save your XDrum setup for later recall.

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”!

RoboRobo
Submitted 6 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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