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Superior Drummer 2 Tips & Tricks

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Sample Manipulation

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    Tutorial 1

    Subdue Sustain Using the Envelope

    4:15

    Learn how to subdue the sustain of your drum sound using the Envelope function.

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    Tutorial 2

    Subdue Attack Using The Envelope

    2:32

    Luke explains how to tame unruly transients by using the attack parameter within the Envelope function.

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    Tutorial 3

    Manipulate Kick/Snare Drum Sustain

    7:02

    Learn how to adjust the sustain of a kick drum and snare drum using the Transient Designer.

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    Tutorial 4

    Manipulate Kick/Snare Drum Attack

    4:36

    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.

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    Tutorial 5

    Using the Envelope & Transient Designer Simultaneously

    2:14

    Learn how to use the Envelope and Transient Designer functions together.

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    Tutorial 6

    Subdue/Expand the Hi-Hat Room Sound

    6:11

    Luke explains how to create a tighter or more ambient hi-hat sound.

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    Tutorial 7

    Using Envelope/Fade Settings to Adjust Room Ambience

    7:40

    Learn how to adjust the room ambience using the Envelope/Fade functions.

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    Tutorial 8

    Manipulating Room Ambience with the Fade

    6:11

    Adjust the "space" of the room by using the Fade function within the Superior Drummer 2 mixer.

Parallel Processing

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    Tutorial 9

    Parallel Compression/Processing In Your DAW

    7:51

    Parallel Processing 101: Luke explains how Parallel Processing works by demonstrating it within Studio One 3.

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    Tutorial 10

    Parallel Compression/Processing In Superior Drummer 2

    5:47

    Learn how to utilize Parallel Processing within Superior Drummer 2 exclusively.

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    Tutorial 11

    More Parallel Processing!

    11:14

    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.

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    Tutorial 12

    Direct/Bleed Parallel Processing & Bus Routing

    11:19

    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.

Presets

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    Tutorial 13

    Studying/Manipulating Mixer Presets

    6:12

    Luke explains the importance of loading mix presets within Superior Drummer 2.

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    Tutorial 14

    Using Presets

    13:04

    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.

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    Tutorial 15

    Auditioning Mix Presets Using Cached Mode

    7:36

    Using the "cached" mode is helpful when auditioning mix presets.

Miscellaneous Tips

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    Tutorial 16

    Creating Discrete Cymbal Channels

    7:48

    Learn how to create an exclusive channel for your cymbals for discrete processing and routing capabilities.

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    Tutorial 17

    Enable All Bleed For All Channels

    11:11

    Luke explains how to emulate the most realistic multi-channel drum recording session.

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    Tutorial 18

    Using EZD2 Expansion Libraries

    1:51

    An explanation of how to use EZDrummer 2 expansion libraries within Superior Drummer 2.

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”!

TC Hotrod
Submitted 1 year ago

What about the tips and tricks ?

Not really (really not ?) an interesting tuto from my point of view, especially because I've watched basic "Superior Drummer 2 Explained" before. Same tricks and tips Not much more. And I would say to the author: no need to dilute so much. The quality of your work and our ratings don't depend on video lenghth. We're applying for information not time connection.

I am a: Musician

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SPIR4LL4P
Submitted 2 years ago

EXCELLENT AND USEFULL

INDEPTH WITH SD2 SKILLS, YET INTERRESTING FOR TOONTRACK USERS

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, 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 Tips & Tricks is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from What about the tips and tricks ? Not really (really not ?) an interesting tuto from my point of view, especially because I've watched basic "Superior Drummer 2 Explained" before. Same tricks and tips Not much more. And I would say to the author: no need to dilute so much. The quality of your work and our ratings don't depend on video lenghth. We're applying for information not time connection.
Date published: 2016-10-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT AND USEFULL INDEPTH WITH SD2 SKILLS, YET INTERRESTING FOR TOONTRACK USERS
Date published: 2016-08-13