Articulation Mapping Overview3:49
Luke explains the functions within the Mapping Window.
Learn how to remap articulations in order to trigger specific articulations with your e-drums, MIDI controller or MIDI grooves.
Velocity Curve Adjustments5:20
You can use the Velocity Curve to adjust how Superior Drummer 2 handles incoming MIDI.
Using The Velocity Gradient Strip5:07
An explanation of the Velocity Gradient Strip and how it can be used to audition a range of sample velocities.
Creating Realistic Drum Rolls2:26
Luke demonstrates how to use the Velocity Gradient Strip and Humanize features to create realistic drum rolls.
Creating Realistic Cymbal Swells2:26
Learn how to create realistic cymbal swells for your drum productions.
Using The Velocity Gate5:58
A practical explanation of when to use the Velocity Gate to filter out unwanted samples.
Creating MIDI Nodes6:25
How to create MIDI Nodes and how they can be used to layer multiple sample articulations.
Filtering Out MIDI Node Articulations5:52
Luke explains how to adjust the velocity ranges for each MIDI Node articulation to filter out unwanted sample ranges.
Adjusting Articulation Velocity Thresholds4:26
You can adjust individual articulation velocity thresholds to manipulate the velocity output.
MIDI Node Velocity Curve Adjustments4:18
Luke demonstrates the relationship between the MIDI Node Velocity Curve and an individual articulation's Velocity Curve.
Bypass Velocity Target Controls5:57
Learn how to bypass any Velocity Curve adjustments made for an individual articulation.
Replacing Discrete Articulation Mappings4:34
Learn how to replace the default articulation mapping and quickly create new mapping options for each articulation.
Joining Discrete Articulations To Create New MIDI Nodes2:08
Luke demonstrates how to create layered drums.
MIDI Node Mappings1:34
Mapping considerations when using MIDI Nodes to create layered drums.
Saving & Loading MIDI Node & Velocity Curve Presets
Saving & Loading MIDI Node Presets1:39
Luke explores saving and loading MIDI node presets.
Saving & Loading Velocity Curve Presets0:57
An explanation of how to save/load your Velocity Curve presets.
Enabling/Disabling Velocity Control Functions1:51
Luke demonstrates how to enable/disable all Velocity Control functions for an individual articulation.
Audio Bouncing Overview
Recording MIDI Performances1:43
Learn how to record your own performances within Superior Drummer 2.
Bounce Window Settings2:33
All the options within the Settings Window that pertain to the Bounce function.
Luke explains the basics of bouncing audio to your hard drive before moving on to more advanced topics.
Creating Single/Multiple Stereo WAV Files
Bounce Through Mixer1:22
Luke demonstrates how the Bounce Through Mixer feature works.
Pre/Post Mixer Volume Adjustments1:00
An explanation of pre/post mixer levels and how Superior Drummer 2 handles audio clipping.
Bounce Through Mixer: Single Output2:34
You can bounce down your performance to a single stereo audio WAV file.
Bounce Through Mixer: Multiple Outputs1:48
Luke demonstrates how to use the mixer routing within Superior Drummer 2 to create multiple audio WAV files.
Creating Individual Mixer Channel WAV Files
Bouncing Individual Mixer Channels4:17
Learn how to bounce down individual audio files for each channel within the mixer.
All Bleed On Setting3:23
Luke explains how the All Bleed On setting works and how it can be used to create a more realistic multi-channel drum recording experience.
All Bleed On With Bounce Through Mixer4:47
A demonstration of the All Bleed On setting with the Bounce Through Mixer function also engaged.
Split Direct From Bleeding6:23
You can split the direct audio and "bleed" audio into two discrete audio files.
Additional Bounce Setting Options
Bounce Splits Stereo4:01
An explanation of how you can split the stereo audio files into separate Left/Right mono files.
Keep Intermediate Bounce1:38
Luke demonstrates how to create a single stereo audio file from the mixer.
Combined Presets Overview5:53
Each setting within the Combined Preset's dialog box is explained.
Loading Combined Presets7:05
Learn how to load Combined Presets to completely change the sound of your loaded drums.
Saving New Combined Presets1:47
Luke demonstrates how to save new Combined Presets to recall at a later time.
Save & Load Project As Combined Preset1:30
You can use ".S20" project files to save/load presets and create new Combined Presets.
Loading A Combined Preset From Another Library2:06
Luke shows you a great trick that allows you to use the mixer settings within a Combined Preset from another library to create brand new sounds.
Combined Preset Examples3:48
Learn how to customize your Combined Presets to create new drum sounds for your loaded library.
Mixing Combined Presets9:25
Luke demonstrates how to mix/combine various settings within each Combined Preset to supplement your sound design options.
Expert drum instructor Luke Oswald is back with the final advanced Superior Drummer 2 video tutorial series! In this collection, Luke covers creative SD2 workflow techniques and more, rounding off the entire series.
Luke starts the series with an in-depth look at the Mapping Window. He teaches you the art of articulation mapping and how to remap articulations so you can trigger specific articulations with your electronic drums, MIDI controller, or MIDI Grooves.
Next, Luke explains how use the Velocity Curve to adjust how SD2 handles incoming MIDI. He follows that up with a demonstration of how to use the Velocity Gradient Strip to audition a range of sample velocities.
Moving on, Luke gives you some practical applications for articulation mapping and velocity adjustments. He shows you how to create realistic drum rolls and cymbal swells, then how to use the Velocity Gate to filter out unwanted samples.
After that, you’ll learn now to create MIDI Nodes, and how to use them to layer multiple sample articulations. That leads into lessons on how to use SD2 to layer drums by joining discrete articulations, and how to bypass Velocity Curve adjustments. Once you understand how to use MIDI Nodes, Luke shows you how to save and load MIDI Node and Velocity Curve presets.
Luke now focuses on the Bounce Window, in which you can record and bounce the audio of your performances. He shows you how you can create single and multiple files, bounce through the mixer and create files for individual channels, and covers all of the Bounce settings and options.
Finally, Luke explores the special Combined Presets feature of SD2. You’ll learn how Combined Presets can completely change the sound of your loaded drums, and he demonstrates how to use the mixer settings within a Combined Preset from another library to create brand new sounds.
If you’ve started Luke’s Superior Drummer 2 Advanced series, don’t miss “Superior Drummer 2 Advanced Vol 2”!
Submitted 6 months ago
Finally, someone is able to explain in detail much of the functionality of Superior 2. Would LOVE to see Luke do a series of tips on configuring triggering from an E-Kit.
Submitted 2 years ago
For a Greater Understanding of SD2
Good video set here. Nice to get more "under the hood" with this product. Very helpful!
I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Musician, Sound Designer
Submitted 2 years ago
Superior Drummer 2 , Best kept secret.
I have other tutorials on using Superior Drummer 2 but this Advance tutorial is outstanding. Well spoken, clearly understandable and to the point with perfect examples using the software, plus your midi instrument tweaked exactly like you expect the instrument to sound. Many with V-Drums that purchase the kit and the software have been stuck on the settings/presets/etc.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Musician, Hobbyist
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