Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Jeff Porcaro
Reverb & Parallel Compression (8:45)
Close Mic Adjustments (6:18)
Instrument Settings (3:50)
AMB, Reverb, Plate EQ & Tape Compression Macros (7:01)
Chapter 3: John Bonham
Drum Selection & Comp Bus Mixer Settings (5:26)
Delay & Phased Distortion Mixer Settings (7:04)
Ambience Bus, Main Output Bus & Drum Configuration (9:52)
FX & Macros (5:16)
Chapter 4: Steve Gadd
Getting the Base Sound (8:16)
Ambience, Comp Bus & Instrument Mixer Settings (9:35)
Retro / Modern Options (7:37)
Chapter 5: Joe Morello
Chapter 6: Neal Peart
Drum Configuration, Tuning & Envelope Settings (6:34)
Tape Distortion & Reverb Bus Channels (6:55)
Ambience, Overhead & Instrument Bus Channels (6:26)
Room, Reverb, Tape Distortion & Analog Compression Macros (4:46)
Chapter 7: Chad Smith
Mic & Drum Selection & Configuration (7:44)
Filtered Room, Reverb & Ambience Bus Channels (7:31)
Kick, Snare & Tom Bus FX Chains (4:50)
FX, Snare Level & Kick Punch Macros (5:18)
Chapter 8: Stewart Copeland
Instrument, Level, Tuning & Envelope Adjustment (8:37)
Ambience, Reverb, Tape & Instrument Mixer Settings (8:38)
FX & Tape Saturation Macros (6:21)
Chapter 9: Phil Collins
Drum Selection & Tom/Room Mic Configuration (5:23)
Creating a Compressed Gated Drum Sound (6:29)
Ambience, Cymbals & Close Mics Bus Settings (4:16)
Phaser & Instrument Bus Mixer Settings (5:15)
FX & Cymbals Macros (4:59)
Chapter 10: Conclusion
In this video tutorial series, SD3 guru Luke Oswald shows you how to recreate some of the most iconic drum sounds in recorded drumming history! See how to make the sounds of some of the biggest names in drumming, all using the stock sound library in Superior Drummer 3!
Luke welcomes you and then explains his thought process in creating this series and provides you with some insight into how he started each mix, and what you can expect to find throughout this tutorial series. He then starts with the legendary Jeff Porcaro, breaking down his sound and how to mimic it with SD3.
Throughout the rest of the series you'll explore the sound of other drum giants such as John Bonham, Steve Gadd, Joe Morello, Neal Peart, Chad Smith, Stewart Copeland, and Phil Collins, all with complete breakdowns of what makes their sound their own, and how to bring them to life with Superior Drummer.
Throughout these videos Luke employs everything that SD3 has to offer, to achieve the different tones and characters of these great drummers, including picking the right drums, setting up both close and far mics, room ambiance, drum bus compression, effects, EQ, reverb, delay, macros, automation and much, much more.
See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you love the sounds of these amazing drummers, and the songs they've recorded throughout the years, this series will open your eyes and your ears, offering endless drum sound design inspiration... Watch
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Submitted 1 month ago
A great way to get to know Superior Drummer 3
Great stuff. Very useful information. Opened my eyes and ears to some great techniques .
I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Cubase
Submitted 2 months ago
This guy knows what I need!
These SD3 tutorials are great. Please keep them on the site indefinitely!
I am a: Musician, Pro Tools
Submitted 3 months ago
More like this, please!
Although I'm a guitar player, I deeply appreciate the amount of work it took to put this together. By targeting specific kit sounds, it is very instructive and now having the ability to reproduce them is like mana from Pre-Set Heaven. Great job! More like this, please!
Submitted 3 months ago
The sounds of the legends of drums just a click away.
This tutorial is a great example of the versatility and potential of SD3. Luke explains in an effective way how to obtain "those" sounds, stimulating the user to experiment. Basic software knowledge is required, as described in the introduction. I hope in a hypothetical "volume 2", where other Legends of Drums are treated. Well done Luke!
I am a: Professional, Musician, Cubase
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