Chapter 1 : Introduction
Luke welcomes you and 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.
Chapter 2 : Jeff Porcaro
Luke starts off with an explanation of how to setup Reverb and Compression sends with unique FX chains.
Get an explanation of the adjustments Luke made for the close mic channels for this mix.
Luke now adjusts the level and tuning to create the classic Jeff Porcaro signature drum sound.
Learn how to create additional macro controls to quickly manipulate the mix in a variety of ways.
Chapter 3 : John Bonham
Luke starts this mix with proper drum selection and a parallel compression bus design to get that classic John Bonham sound.
See how to create some of the ingredients that make this a signature mix including Delay and Phased Distortion.
Explore additional settings for the ambience bus and main output.
See how to create macro controls for ambience and parallel compression levels, delay level, delay filter and phased distortion.
Chapter 4 : Steve Gadd
Learn how drum selection, tuning and envelope adjustments help to create the classic Steve Gadd dry drum sound.
Luke now sets up parallel bus channels with FX chains to enhance the drum mix.
Learn how to create macro controls that allow for a very dry "retro" mix to a live modern mix.
Chapter 5 : Joe Morello
See how drum selection and tuning makes for that classic Joe Morello jazz sound.
Watch Luke setup several unique bus sends and FX chains to manipulate the drum mix and create a vintage drum sound by utilizing Punch Bus, Room Compression, Transient, EQ and Bitcrusher effects.
Using macro controls, Luke now provides several variations to the mix to allow for an older vintage sound or a modern hi-fi drum mix.
Chapter 6 : Neal Peart
Luke starts off with drum selection, tuning and envelope settings to get that signature Neil Peart drum sound.
Watch how to add depth to your mix with a dedicated Reverb bus and saturation with a Tape Distortion bus.
Luke now creates additional bus channels and FX chains to enhance the mix.
Discover how to use these macro parameters to alter the ambient microphones used in the mix to add reverb, tape distortion and analog compression.
Chapter 7 : Chad Smith
See how to utilize a unique drum selection using snare stacks and additional ambient microphones to create that big Chad Smith snare sound.
Luke now provides a unique approach to your ambience channel with filtered room and reverb sends.
Explore how additional FX on the individual instrument bus channels help make this unique sound.
Luke shows you how to create macros for adding more ambience and changing the character of your room with the filtered room and frequency macros.
Chapter 8 : Stewart Copeland
Learn how to create the Stewart Copeland signature sound using a unique configuration of drums, tuning, envelope adjustments and microphone channels.
Luke creates a unique set of bus channels to supplement the drum mix, dialing in that immediately recognizable drum sound.
These macros include adjustments to manipulate the room and overall drum mix in a variety of ways, allowing for dialing in the perfect amount of color and character.
Chapter 9 : Phil Collins
Luke walks you through his drum selection and ambient channel configuration to get you on the right path for this famous drum mix.
Learn how to create an extremely compressed gated drum sound ala Phil Collins.
Luke now sets up the ambience bus channels with dedicated cymbal and close mic bus channels for extra control over the drum mix.
See how to create a unique phaser FX chain to add character to the already massive drum sound you've built.
Luke explains how to set up more unique macro controls to quickly adjust the ambience, saturation and phaser effects, as well as close mics and cymbal levels.
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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