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Superior Drummer 2 Advanced Vol 2

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General Mixer Settings

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    Tutorial 1

    Microphone & Output Settings

    3:38

    Learn how to configure the mixer channels for customized routing.

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    Tutorial 2

    Metering, Fader Adjustments & Pan

    4:21

    Luke explains the functions at the bottom portion of the mixer.

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    Tutorial 3

    Fade/Envelope Adjustments Within The Mixer

    5:28

    You can use the Fade function as an envelope adjustment that can be made for individual channels.

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    Tutorial 4

    Mixer Navigation

    2:17

    An explanation of how to quickly navigate to specific portions of the mixer.

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    Tutorial 5

    EZ Mixer Overview

    2:26

    Luke explains how to use the EZ Mixer to make quick adjustments to specific channels.

FX Inserts

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    Tutorial 6

    FX Inserts Overview

    2:48

    Learn how to add mixer channel effects to enhance your productions.

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    Tutorial 7

    EQ Settings

    2:16

    Luke explains how to use the 5-band EQ.

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    Tutorial 8

    High-Pass/Low-Pass Filter Settings

    2:56

    How to utilize the filter’s built in slope/mode parameters for customized filter curves.

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    Tutorial 9

    Gate Settings

    1:14

    Learn about the Gate effect and how it can be used to filter out unwanted sound.

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    Tutorial 10

    Compressor Settings

    2:02

    Luke explains how compressors work and how to utilize the Compressor effect.

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    Tutorial 11

    Transient Designer Settings

    1:01

    Learn how to use the Transient Designer to shape transient/sustain characteristics.

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    Tutorial 12

    Plug-In Bypass, Move & Copy FX Chain Presets

    3:44

    An explanation of helpful functions to quickly bypass, move/copy and save your FX chains.

Bus Sends

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    Tutorial 13

    Creating Bus Sends

    4:32

    Luke explains how to route signal to a new bus channel.

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    Tutorial 14

    Direct vs. Bleed Bus Routing

    4:11

    Learn the difference between "direct" and "bleed" signal routing as it relates to bus channels.

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    Tutorial 15

    Bus Send Faders

    5:05

    How to link/unlink the relationship between the main channel fader and your bus send faders.

Bleed Control

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    Tutorial 16

    Instrument Mic Bleed Explanation

    2:24

    Luke explains how microphone bleed is essential for realistic drum samples.

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    Tutorial 17

    Bleed Control Adjustments

    5:32

    You can enable and disable specific instruments within each microphone channel.

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    Tutorial 18

    Instrument Bleed Adjustments

    4:02

    An explanation of how to control the volume of individual instrument bleed within a microphone channel.

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    Tutorial 19

    Microphone Bleed Control Recap

    1:16

    Luke recaps the explanation of microphone bleed control.

Multi-Channel Output

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    Tutorial 20

    Setting Up Multi-Channel Output

    7:18

    Luke explains how to configure multi-track output for additional processing within your DAW.

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    Tutorial 21

    Custom Multi-Channel Output Configuration

    4:57

    You can create a unique multi-channel output setup for customized channel routing.

Grooves Window

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    Tutorial 22

    Groove Window Controls

    7:30

    Learn to navigate within the Grooves Window and manipulate the MIDI grooves from your MIDI library.

Expert drum instructor Luke Oswald continues with his advanced Superior Drummer 2 video tutorial series, and in Volume 2, he shows you even more killer, creative Toontrack SD2 workflow techniques!

Luke starts the series with an in-depth look at the General Mixer settings. You’ll earn how to use the Microphone and Output settings, along with how to use fades and the full and EZ Mixer, depending on what adjustments you want to make to your kit sound.

Next, Luke explains how to get the most out of the FX Inserts. He shows you how to add mixer channel effects and then walks you through the filters, gate, compressor, and transient designer settings.

Moving on, you’ll see how to use Bus Sends for both your main channels and your microphone bleed channels. That leads directly into exploring the Superior Drummer 2 bleed controls, including how to set your microphone and instrument bleed for the most realistic live drum kit sounds.

Finally, Luke teaches you how to navigate the Groove Window, and how to manipulate the MIDI Grooves in your MIDI library.

If you’ve started Luke’s Superior Drummer 2 Advanced series, don’t miss “Superior Drummer 2 Advanced Vol 2”!

Dave
Submitted 1 year ago

Another Great Tutorial from Luke!

This is second is a series of videos on Superior Drummer from Luke. Just like the first video, Luke walks through more functions in Superior Drummer. Everything is easy to follow and Luke really know his stuff.

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

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GeneHall
Submitted 2 years ago

Excellent resource for advanced SD2 enduser

Without a doubt, this tutorial is a must have for the intermediate to advanced user. Although I have a very good advanced understanding of SD2, this series reminded and brought to light techniques that broaden my potential AND saves me time. 5star tutorial and presentation.

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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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    In this Drumstroke#TM# video tutorial series, drum master Luke Oswald reveals how to create both basic and advanced drum fills and patterns, that you can apply to both real drums and programmed drums in your DAW!

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Superior Drummer 2 Advanced Vol 2 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Another Great Tutorial from Luke! This is second is a series of videos on Superior Drummer from Luke. Just like the first video, Luke walks through more functions in Superior Drummer. Everything is easy to follow and Luke really know his stuff.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent resource for advanced SD2 enduser Without a doubt, this tutorial is a must have for the intermediate to advanced user. Although I have a very good advanced understanding of SD2, this series reminded and brought to light techniques that broaden my potential AND saves me time. 5star tutorial and presentation.
Date published: 2016-06-10