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Chapter 1 : Getting Started

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    SD3 Introduction

    In this video, Luke introduces you to Superior Drummer 3 and explains why this software has substantial meaning to him as a longtime.

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    Upgrade & Installation Options

    Luke explains the upgrade options for Superior Drummer 3 and discusses the variety of core library downloads and what you can expect for each.

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    Interface Layout Options

    Learn how to resize the Superior Drummer 3 interface and detach/reattach the tab windows for infinite display possibilities.

Chapter 2 : Menu Options

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    File Menu

    Luke explains how to save and open SD3 project files and how to setup a default project.

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    Edit Menu

    Luke explains the benefits of the Copy/Paste and Undo/Redo features within Superior Drummer 3.

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    Settings Menu

    Explore the global settings within Superior Drummer 3, including mouse control and navigation options, database and library management, edrum settings and audio/MIDI setup.

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    View Menu

    Learn how to alter the interface layout and how you can customize a variety of viewing options within Superior Drummer 3.

Chapter 3 : Loading Libraries & Presets

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    Library Selection

    See how to change expansion libraries and how Superior Drummer 3 handles legacy SD2 and EZD2 libraries.

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    Preset Selection

    Luke explains how to load mix presets for use as a creative starting point.

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    Select Parts & Part Presets

    Get an in-depth explanation of how to load only part of a mix preset, and learn how to load just the drum selection or just the mixer settings for endless creative possibilities.

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    Saving & Loading User Presets

    Learn how to save your own custom mix presets and how you can recall them at a later time.

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    RAM & Memory Usage

    Luke discusses the importance of memory usage and discusses the caching and quality options available for Superior Drummer 3.

Chapter 4 : Drums Tab

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    Drum & Tool Selection

    Luke demonstrates how you can select an instrument and use specific performance tools like rods, brushes and mallets.

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    Articulation Selection

    Learn all about the variety of articulations within Superior Drummer 3 and how they can be selected and edited.

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    Search, Replace & Add Instruments

    Superior Drummer 3 features a new Instrument Search feature that allows you to search for any instrument to replace existing ones or add new sounds to your kit setup.

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    Importing Your Own Samples

    Discover how to import your own custom samples in a variety of ways to create your own hybrid drum kits.

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    Creating Instrument Stacks

    Luke explains how to quickly stack drums to create custom layered drum kits.

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    Box Parameter Options

    Learn about the Box Parameter layout options and how you can customize them to your own way of working.

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    Level, Env, Tuning & Pitch FX

    Luke now discusses the Level, Envelope Tuning and Pitch FX options and how they can be used to alter the sound of your selected instrument/articulation(s).

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    Velocity Gate, Curve, Soft Hit Level & Smoothing

    See how to manipulate the velocities of your MIDI performances using the Velocity Gate, Velocity Curve, Soft Hit Level and Smoothing.

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    Technical Functions

    Luke reveals some of the deeper functions within Superior Drummer 3 such as Voice & Layer, Humanize, Mute Tail Articulations, Hi-Hat CC Off-Set and The MIDI Monitor, and how they affect the loaded samples and incoming MIDI.

Chapter 5 : Grooves Tab

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    Search Field, Filters & MIDI

    Luke explains a variety of ways to search for MIDI grooves using your own search criteria and tag filters.

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    Tap2Find Filtering

    Learn how to use the new Tap2Find function for even greater MIDI groove filtering options.

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    Filter Settings & Web Shop MIDI

    Get the lowdown on the filter settings and how you can show or hide any filter category. Luke also explains how you can audition MIDI that you have not yet purchased.

Chapter 6 : Mixer Tab

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    Basic Mixer Functions

    Luke now explains the basics of the Superior Drummer 3 mixer and discusses Solo/Mute adjustments, fader adjustments, routing and channel visibility.

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    Mixer FX Overview

    Now see how to add, move, copy, configure and remove Superior Drummer 3 plug-in effects.

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    EQ Effects

    Luke reveals and discusses the three EQ options available within the Mixer Tab.

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    Dynamics Effects

    Learn all about the various dynamic processors including compressors, limiters and exciters found in SD3.

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    Distortion Effects

    Get an explanation of the distortion effects that can be used to add grit and texture to your drum tracks.

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    Reverb Effects

    Superior Drummer 3 comes stocked with a variety of ambience processors including plate, room, hall and spring reverbs. See and hear them in-action!

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    Delay Effects

    Luke now demonstrates the great sounding Tape, Filter and Classic delay effect options available in the Superior Drummer 3 mixer.

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    Modulation Effects

    Discover SD3's chorus, flanger, tremolo and and other modulation tools within the Superior Drummer 3 mixer. And how to apply them to your drums.

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    Utilizing Mix Presets

    Luke explains why learning how to utilize Mix Presets is a valuable tool for sound design development.

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    Using Bus Sends

    Learn how to use parallel bus sends for additional mix processing options.

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    Bus Send Output Variations

    Get an in-depth explanation of the Pre-Fader, Post-Effect and Post-Fader Bus Send options.

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    Bus Send Applications

    Luke now discusses a few real-world applications for using Bus Sends.

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    Routing Microphone Channels

    Learn how to configure channel routing for instrument microphones.

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    Routing Instrument Stacks

    Luke now teaches you how to route microphone channels for stacked instruments.

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    Multi-Channel Output Overview

    Learn how to setup automatic and manual multi-channel output configurations.

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    Bleed Level Adjustments

    Luke demonstrates how microphone bleed levels work in the new Superior Drummer 3 mixer.

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    Additional Microphone Bleed

    Learn how to quickly enable and disable microphone bleed for ambient microphones, and create new sonic textures for your drums.

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    Bleed & Close Mic Levels

    Discover how to adjust the close mic instrument vs bleed levels, how to adjust the offset for microphone channels, and how to adjust the microphone envelope, for dialing in the perfect drum sound.

Chapter 7 : Tracker Tab

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    Importing Audio

    Learn how to quickly import audio into Tracker for quick audio to MIDI conversion.

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    Extracting MIDI from Audio

    Luke discusses the main methods for extracting MIDI from audio including how to set and dial-in the Threshold, Match w/ Sound, Amount Dial and Bleed Reduction controls for a perfect extraction.

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    Audio To MIDI Conversion: Multi-Track Drums

    Luke now walks you through an entire multi-track drum recording where he's able to extract MIDI from all individual drum audio tracks and then have them trigger SD3 sounds!

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    Exporting MIDI From Tracker

    See how to export your converted MIDI files to your computer or drag and drop into the Superior Drummer 3 Song Track.

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    Audio To MIDI Conversion: Stereo Drum Track

    Now learn how to take a stereo drum track recording and extract MIDI parts for each drum instrument. Cool!

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    Additional Tracker Functions

    Luke now explains some additional settings that are helpful when using Tracker, such as Snap To Grid, Snap To Transient, Region Editing and Playhead Synchronization.

Chapter 8 : The Song Track

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    Creating Song Templates

    Luke shows you how to generate an entire drum track from a single MIDI file.

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    Saving User Song Templates

    See how to save your own song track arrangements for use as a User Template with other MIDI grooves.

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    Importing & Recording MIDI

    Luke discusses additional methods for importing MIDI into the Song Track and also talks about recording directly into Superior Drummer 3.

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    Manipulating MIDI

    Once you've created your drum track, see how to manipulate and edit MIDI blocks within the Song Track.

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    Edit Play Style

    Now learn how to make musical changes to your MIDI grooves using the intuitive Edit Play Style function.

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    Grid Editor: Add, Delete & Quantize MIDI

    Learn how to add, delete and quantize your MIDI grooves in the Grid Editor.

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    Grid Editor: Velocity Adjustments

    Learn all about the Global, Dynamic and Fade velocity adjustment options to create more realistic drum tracks.

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    Grid Editor: Editing Instrument Articulations

    Luke demonstrates how you can easily edit instrument articulations in an organized fashion.

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    Grid Editor: Editing MIDI CC Information

    Luke shows you everything you need to know to edit MIDI CC information within the Grid Editor.

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    Export MIDI & Bounce Audio

    Luke now demonstrates how to export your MIDI grooves and bounce high quality audio in a variety of ways, directly from the Superior Drummer 3 Song Track.

Chapter 9 : Macro Controls

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    Assigning Parameters To a Hardware Controller

    Luke now shows you how to use the MIDI Learn function to quickly assign individual, or multiple parameters to a hardware controller for more creative options.

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    Upper, Lower & Slope Parameters

    Luke discusses how to use the Macro Controls parameter adjustments for endless creative control over multiple parameters at once.

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    Automating Macro Controls

    Learn how to automate Macro Controls in your DAW to record multiple parameter adjustments.

Chapter 10 : E-Drum Settings

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    Custom Mapping & Learn Function

    See how to setup MIDI mapping for your electronic drum module and how to create custom mapping presets using the convenient Learn function.

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    Custom Positional Sensing

    Luke explains how to use the new Positional Sensing capabilities of Superior Drummer 3 to adjust the transition point between multiple articulations.

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    Global Velocity Adjustments

    Learn how to configure global velocity settings and hi-hat CC controls for incoming MIDI to make trigger Superior Drummer 3 just right.

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    Series Sign-Off

    Luke thanks you for joining him on your SD3 journey.

Product Overview


Want superior tutorials for the highly anticipated drum production workstation, Superior Drummer 3? Look no further... Toontrack expert Luke Oswald presents the most in-depth video tutorials available about Toontrack's new flagship drum VI, Superior Drummer 3..

Luke starts with installation and interface basics and moves into the new Menu system, covering all of the global settings you need to know to get started.

After that, you'll learn all about library expansion, how to load mix presets and see how to save your own custom user presets.

Next, Luke jumps to the Drums Tab menu and explains the new approach to drum selection and how you can quickly search for instruments, replace existing kit pieces and add new kit pieces with ease.

You'll then discover how you can import your own samples and create hybrid drum stacks for quickly layering drum sounds.

Parameter Boxes are next, and you'll explore how to tweak and configure your drum sounds all the way down to the articulation level.

In the Grooves Tab, you'll learn about the new MIDI groove search filters and how you can use Tap2Find to find grooves based on ideas you have in your head. Cool!

Moving on, Luke explains the new Superior Drummer 3 Mixer in great detail, covering everything from bus routing and bus sends, to plug-in effects and microphone routing and bleed levels.

Then in the Tracker Tab, Luke demonstrates how you can take multi-channel audio drum tracks and extract MIDI information for each instrument, and then shows you how to do the same thing for a single stereo drum track, where he's able to extract MIDI data for each kit piece from a single stereo audio file!

Moving on to the Song Track section, Luke explains how easy it is to create full song templates from a single MIDI groove and how you can customize the song ideas and save user templates that you can use later for even more song creation ideas.

He also discusses the Edit Play Style function and how you can alter your MIDI grooves in a musical fashion, or how you can edit even the smallest details of your grooves within the built in Grid Editor.

Next, Luke moves on to Macro Controls and reveals how you can adjust multiple parameters with a single control for endless creative results. He also demonstrates how the Macro Controls can be assigned to a hardware controller and can be automated within a DAW.

Luke ends this series with a discussion of the new features for E-drummers. He discusses how you can choose from pre-defined MIDI maps or easily create your own with the updated Learn function.

The new positional sensing features are then covered, where you can tell Superior Drummer 3 what articulations you want to use on positional sensing pads and even setup the transition points between each articulation!

Lastly, Luke discusses global Velocity Curve and Hi-Hat CC settings that can be applied to incoming MIDI from a hardware controller without affecting the MIDI in your Song Track.

Superior Drummer 3 is truly the most comprehensive drum production tool on the market, and the Superior Drummer 3 Explained® tutorial series provides the important foundations and then some, that you need to take advantage of this amazing new software. Watch "Superior Drummer 3 Explained®" today!


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macster51
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Always the best!

Just got Superior Drummer a few months ago and this has really helped me. The video on the SD3 Orchestral SDX Expansion is also top notch.


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Steveg
Submitted 1 month ago

Very Helpful!

Great overview of Superior Drummer 3!


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stanlsykesmaccom
Submitted 3 months ago

extremely helpful!! WELL DONE!!

I always get the knowledge to tackle all the technology that I would not understand without the fine instruction that Groove 3 has to offer.


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Gary Wood
Submitted 4 months ago

Invaluable

I am a guitar player that’s trying program drums for use with a beat buddy drum pedal and it is a daunting task in my case. Up until I discovered groove 3’s training videos I was struggling to really get the hang of Superior Drummer 3. The video is the best that I have used and I now use is as a reference to go back to when I need to refresh my memory. Superior Drummer 3 is a very powerful tool and to get the most out of it, you definitely need this video series.


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Kevn
Submitted 7 months ago

Helpful! have to start all over

Looking forward learning the application


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Gary E
Submitted 8 months ago

Fantastic!

Wish I could do a one on one class with Luke . . . until then these videos will keep me coming back for more.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Pro Tools


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groovetracks
Submitted 10 months ago

very usefull

great tutorial


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mmprologyahoocom
Submitted 11 months ago

Uplifting

To have these drums gives me the confidence that they will transfer throughout the various phases of production with the ‘greatest’ of ease! Massive sound! Thank you for these truly ‘superior ‘ drums!


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Boydbob
Submitted 1 year ago

Highly recommended.

Superior Drummer 3 is a VERY deep program that I may never fully explore. The nice thing about this series is that it covers everything. Basic things I had already figured out. Things I had not figured out, but needed to know. Things I may not need to know now, but I will need them someday.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Audio Engineer, Cubase, Reaper, Studio One


Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 

MiltGore
Submitted 1 year ago

Awesome Tutorial!!!! 5 Stars!!!!

I have to admit, I am not a drummer and I felt a bit "lost" when I started working with Drum software in my home studio. A friend told me about Groove 3. Upon searching, I found "Superior Drummer 3 Explained" by Luke Oswald. This tutorial is very informative and has been a great help in getting me aquainted with this incredible software. I am learning so much and I am now up and running with Superior 3. Great job!!! Thank you!


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macster51
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Always the best!

Just got Superior Drummer a few months ago and this has really helped me. The video on the SD3 Orchestral SDX Expansion is also top notch.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Steveg
Submitted 1 month ago

Very Helpful!

Great overview of Superior Drummer 3!

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stanlsykesmaccom
Submitted 3 months ago

extremely helpful!! WELL DONE!!

I always get the knowledge to tackle all the technology that I would not understand without the fine instruction that Groove 3 has to offer.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Gary Wood
Submitted 4 months ago

Invaluable

I am a guitar player that’s trying program drums for use with a beat buddy drum pedal and it is a daunting task in my case. Up until I discovered groove 3’s training videos I was struggling to really get the hang of Superior Drummer 3. The video is the best that I have used and I now use is as a reference to go back to when I need to refresh my memory. Superior Drummer 3 is a very powerful tool and to get the most out of it, you definitely need this video series.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Kevn
Submitted 7 months ago

Helpful! have to start all over

Looking forward learning the application

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Gary E
Submitted 8 months ago

Fantastic!

Wish I could do a one on one class with Luke . . . until then these videos will keep me coming back for more.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Pro Tools

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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groovetracks
Submitted 10 months ago

very usefull

great tutorial

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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mmprologyahoocom
Submitted 11 months ago

Uplifting

To have these drums gives me the confidence that they will transfer throughout the various phases of production with the ‘greatest’ of ease! Massive sound! Thank you for these truly ‘superior ‘ drums!

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Boydbob
Submitted 1 year ago

Highly recommended.

Superior Drummer 3 is a VERY deep program that I may never fully explore. The nice thing about this series is that it covers everything. Basic things I had already figured out. Things I had not figured out, but needed to know. Things I may not need to know now, but I will need them someday.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Audio Engineer, Cubase, Reaper, Studio One

Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 

MiltGore
Submitted 1 year ago

Awesome Tutorial!!!! 5 Stars!!!!

I have to admit, I am not a drummer and I felt a bit "lost" when I started working with Drum software in my home studio. A friend told me about Groove 3. Upon searching, I found "Superior Drummer 3 Explained" by Luke Oswald. This tutorial is very informative and has been a great help in getting me aquainted with this incredible software. I am learning so much and I am now up and running with Superior 3. Great job!!! Thank you!

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

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 3 Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 36 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Always the best! Just got Superior Drummer a few months ago and this has really helped me. The video on the SD3 Orchestral SDX Expansion is also top notch.
Date published: 2019-05-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful! Great overview of Superior Drummer 3!
Date published: 2019-04-26
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from extremely helpful!! WELL DONE!! I always get the knowledge to tackle all the technology that I would not understand without the fine instruction that Groove 3 has to offer.
Date published: 2019-03-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Invaluable I am a guitar player that’s trying program drums for use with a beat buddy drum pedal and it is a daunting task in my case. Up until I discovered groove 3’s training videos I was struggling to really get the hang of Superior Drummer 3. The video is the best that I have used and I now use is as a reference to go back to when I need to refresh my memory. Superior Drummer 3 is a very powerful tool and to get the most out of it, you definitely need this video series.
Date published: 2019-01-13
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Helpful! have to start all over Looking forward learning the application
Date published: 2018-10-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Wish I could do a one on one class with Luke . . . until then these videos will keep me coming back for more.
Date published: 2018-10-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very usefull great tutorial
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Uplifting To have these drums gives me the confidence that they will transfer throughout the various phases of production with the ‘greatest’ of ease! Massive sound! Thank you for these truly ‘superior ‘ drums!
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Highly recommended. Superior Drummer 3 is a VERY deep program that I may never fully explore. The nice thing about this series is that it covers everything. Basic things I had already figured out. Things I had not figured out, but needed to know. Things I may not need to know now, but I will need them someday.
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome Tutorial!!!! 5 Stars!!!! I have to admit, I am not a drummer and I felt a bit "lost" when I started working with Drum software in my home studio. A friend told me about Groove 3. Upon searching, I found "Superior Drummer 3 Explained" by Luke Oswald. This tutorial is very informative and has been a great help in getting me aquainted with this incredible software. I am learning so much and I am now up and running with Superior 3. Great job!!! Thank you!
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Saved me HOURS of searching for tutorial content online. This is exactly what i've been looking for, in-depth tutorial videos where someone else has done the legwork and all i have to do is watch. Many programs are not intuitive and you end up spending hours and hours with a 'trial and error' method, or trying to read a manual. This is a hands-on way to learn all the tricks of the program hands free. The vides are detailed, clear, and informative. I learned HUGE amount of information just in the 1st 3 videos. I went straight back on the site and bought the Logic Pro X tutorials. For the price, this is a no brainer.
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Solid Foundation Very solid foundation for anyone looking to delve into the SD3 world!
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Tutorial! This is one of the best tutorials I've watched! Feel like I really understand the parameters and possibilities of Superior 3 now.
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Awesome!! I'm very satisfied. Everything is explained very easy. Video quality is excellent. I'm waiting for more Superior Drummer 3 material.
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent tutorial Luke does a great job explaining some of the more advanced functionality in SD3. His vids go by quick, so you might have to rewatch a few to let it all sink in. SD3 is a very involved program and while Luke doesn’t/can’t explain every nuance, he gives plenty to get you creating awesome grooves.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Helpfuel I missed the inclusion in Logic
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from All you need to know and more Very well explained and easy to follow
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from They've made it easy to understand I am a guitar player and never played drums before, I was afraid the language would be over my head but the videos are short and easy to understand. I can go straight into my SS3 soft wear and practice the lesson before moving on. I can also go back to any given video for a refresher and for me that helps alot.
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from video learning is the bomb video learning ... the best way to learn !!
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from It covers most things but not all though I was left with questions unanswered even after watching all the videos. They need to have some videos that start from scratch building a kit and mixer buss steps to the final product.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Superior Drummer 3 Explained Being Composer new to the Superior Drummer line of instruments, I was very impressed by SD3 but wanted a short tutorial that was easily understood and got me being an effective user quickly. This video series did just that.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great for Newbies! New to drum programming and drums. I am learning a lot already, not only from SD3, but as much from the SD3 Explained. I hope ther will eventually be deeper tutorials on SD3, such project oriented focus on building an x-type drum track, etc. For the beginner though, this is perfect.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent tutorial series on a truly revolutionary product. I just picked SD3 up, and given the amount of things it's capable of, this was just what was needed to get moving with it. Luke is concise, well-spoken and clear. The only reason I knocked a half star off the 'ease' categories, is that I wish he would have stated the name of the video where further info on a particular subject was located ...that and I wish there was (and) hope there will be, an advanced user series. Other than those two minor things, it was outstanding!
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from covers all basics this is a really nice explained series, and it covers all the basic. I wish they were slipt in less video number. I also think it'd be nice to include "superior drummer 3 advanced / power users" videos. also another suggestion would be how it interacts with other daws, or other VI drum software. my biggest problem with it is the numbers of videos haha. awesome value for the all access pass. cheers
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from The best gets better! ? As an avid SD2.0 user I was really looking forward to getting my hands on Superior Drummer 3.0. It has a huge code base compared to it predecessor, weighing-in at 230 GB. The learning curve (I'm still leaning) is not so bad. You can pull a lot from the earlier version, the concepts I mean but it not the same. This video has helped immensely and I'm particularly interested in using the built in plugins for the mixer. This video delivers what I wanted... and more. I know it a cliche but you don't know what you need until you see it... if you see what I mean. Anyway that my 2 cents worth. ..what's that? ... Okay! Got to go, my drummer's waiting! LOL ???
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Concise and immediately useful without tons of fluff???? Everything I needed to know except workflow with Pro Tools or Logic. Maybe they will make that one soon ????
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excelent Really In-Depth, but this is a great example of how a pro technical tutorial should be.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Thorough and Well Paced Luke Oswald does a superior job of covering just about every tiny detail of Superior Drummer 3. I took my time with this series, watching a little and experimenting a lot. Over the course of one go through, I feel like I have an excellent handle on my new drum product. I very much appreciate the time it took to develop this series and I value it greatly.
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from in detail well done!! Very helpful and in depth..
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Everything you need to know Great Video's just what I needed to get started with this program and what new in it. great features
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very comprehensive and informative The tutorial helped give a detailed look at Superior Drummer 3. well worth a look and spending time getting to know the software.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear and comprehensive Going through these video chapters although not watched the entire course yet. Appears to be clear and comprehensive and well-explained
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from One of the best Groove 3 tutorials This tutorial is comprehensive and well presented. There is a large number of relatively short chapters which makes it easier to grasp and return to the relevant part if needed. It was released about the same time as Superior Drummer 3 which made it extra useful to me. I think this also demonstrates how well Toontrack planned the SD3 softeare in every detail. Even this above average tutorial was a part their concept, I guess.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Luke's Best Video yet! Excellent in-depth overview of Superior Drummer 3! Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nerdy Friend Groove 3 is like a best mate but more intelligent , all my mates are stupid.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from WOW! ok ... I'm only on chapter 11 and wow ... Luke Oswald as per usual is informative, concise and methodic and I can't wait to get my hands on SD3! Groove3 does it again! .. many thanks ... Joe
Date published: 2017-09-13
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