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Superior Drummer 2 Tips & Tricks

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Chapter 1 : Sample Manipulation

  • Subdue Sustain Using the Envelope 4:15

    Subdue Sustain Using the Envelope

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

  • Subdue Attack Using The Envelope 2:32

    Subdue Attack Using The Envelope

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

  • Manipulate Kick/Snare Drum Sustain 7:02

    Manipulate Kick/Snare Drum Sustain

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

  • Manipulate Kick/Snare Drum Attack 4:36

    Manipulate Kick/Snare Drum Attack

    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.

  • Using the Envelope & Transient Designer Simultaneously 2:14

    Using the Envelope & Transient Designer Simultaneously

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

  • Subdue/Expand the Hi-Hat Room Sound 6:11

    Subdue/Expand the Hi-Hat Room Sound

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

  • Using Envelope/Fade Settings to Adjust Room Ambience 7:40

    Using Envelope/Fade Settings to Adjust Room Ambience

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

  • Manipulating Room Ambience with the Fade 6:11

    Manipulating Room Ambience with the Fade

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

Chapter 2 : Parallel Processing

  • Parallel Compression/Processing In Your DAW 7:51

    Parallel Compression/Processing In Your DAW

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

  • Parallel Compression/Processing In Superior Drummer 2 5:47

    Parallel Compression/Processing In Superior Drummer 2

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

  • More Parallel Processing! 11:14

    More Parallel Processing!

    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.

  • Direct/Bleed Parallel Processing & Bus Routing 11:19

    Direct/Bleed Parallel Processing & Bus Routing

    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

  • Studying/Manipulating Mixer Presets 6:12

    Studying/Manipulating Mixer Presets

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

  • Using Presets 13:04

    Using Presets

    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.

  • Auditioning Mix Presets Using Cached Mode 7:36

    Auditioning Mix Presets Using Cached Mode

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

Chapter 4 : Miscellaneous Tips

  • Creating Discrete Cymbal Channels 7:48

    Creating Discrete Cymbal Channels

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

  • Enable All Bleed For All Channels 11:11

    Enable All Bleed For All Channels

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

  • Using EZD2 Expansion Libraries 1:51

    Using EZD2 Expansion Libraries

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

Product Overview


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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