Chapter 1 : Sample Manipulation
Learn how to subdue the sustain of your drum sound using the Envelope function.
Luke explains how to tame unruly transients by using the attack parameter within the Envelope function.
Learn how to adjust the sustain of a kick drum and snare drum using the Transient Designer.
Luke explores how to enhance or subdue the attack of your kick/snare using the Transient Designer. He then demonstrates how to manipulate the attack and sustain simultaneously using the Transient Designer.
Learn how to use the Envelope and Transient Designer functions together.
Luke explains how to create a tighter or more ambient hi-hat sound.
Learn how to adjust the room ambience using the Envelope/Fade functions.
Adjust the "space" of the room by using the Fade function within the Superior Drummer 2 mixer.
Chapter 2 : Parallel Processing
Parallel Processing 101: Luke explains how Parallel Processing works by demonstrating it within Studio One 3.
Learn how to utilize Parallel Processing within Superior Drummer 2 exclusively.
Luke demonstrates how you can use Parallel Processing with already processed drums for more creative options. He then walks you through an alternative way to setup Parallel Processing within Superior Drummer 2.
Learn how to apply Parallel Processing to direct and bleed signals exclusively. Luke also explores how to apply Parallel Processing to the direct/bleed signals at the same time, with or without the original dry signal.
Chapter 3 : Presets
Luke explains the importance of loading mix presets within Superior Drummer 2.
Learn how to utilize the factory presets within Superior Drummer 2 as well as creating your own create brand new drum sounds. Luke aslo explores using Combined Preset settings from other libraries.
Using the "cached" mode is helpful when auditioning mix presets.
Chapter 4 : Miscellaneous Tips
Luke Oswald reveals his killer techniques and secrets for getting the most out of Superior Drummer 2! In this comprehensive video tutorial series, he lets you in on some of his favorite workflow tips and tricks that you can’t find anywhere else.
Luke’s first group of videos cover sample manipulation, showing you how to decrease the sustain and tame transients of individual drum samples, how to enhance or subdue the attacks simultaneously, and how to use envelopes, fades, and room ambiance to shape your samples.
Next, Luke demonstrates the technique of parallel processing SD2, explaining what it is, and how you can achieve it in your DAW of choice.
Luke then focuses on presets, giving you tips on creating your own custom effects settings and chains, how to use factory and producer presets, and how to load and audition presets from other libraries.
After that, Luke offers a number of ideas for using extreme settings in Superior Drummer 2. You’ll learn the benefits of experimenting with pitch adjustments, multiple-hit emulation settings, compressor settings, and bus send settings.
Finally, Luke includes a few miscellaneous tips to round out the series, such as how to create discreet cymbal channels, enable bleed for all channels, and how to use EZDrummer 2 Expansion Libraries within Superior Drummer 2.
If you’ve started using Superior Drummer 2 and want to supercharge your workflow, don’t miss “Superior Drummer 2 Tips & Tricks”!
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