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Superior Drummer 3 Tips & Tricks Vol 2

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  • Tape Simulator Settings 7:12

    Tape Simulator Settings

    In this video, Luke discusses how the Tape Simulator parameter settings affect the sound of your drums.

  • Tape Simulator on Kick & Snare 6:18

    Tape Simulator on Kick & Snare

    Learn how you can enhance your kick and snare tracks by using the Tape Simulator to add low end punch and clarity.

  • Tape Simulator on Toms & Room 4:03

    Tape Simulator on Toms & Room

    Luke now explains how to use the Tape Simulator to create full tom sounds and manipulate Room Channels in a musical way.

  • Tape Simulator Presets 3:21

    Tape Simulator Presets

    Get an overview of how the built-in Tape Simulator presets can be used as a starting point for adding analog depth to your drum mix.

  • Tape Saturation Overdrive 9:04

    Tape Saturation Overdrive

    Learn how to create extreme analog saturation and distortion using these Tape Simulator techniques and get interesting colored sounds for your drums!

  • Tape Simulator on Bus Channels 5:01

    Tape Simulator on Bus Channels

    Luke explains an alternative way to apply the Tape Simulator to your drum mix by using it on a dedicated bus channel.

  • Creating a Pseudo Spring Reverb 7:18

    Creating a Pseudo Spring Reverb

    Learn how to create your own spring reverb effect using a unique chain of FX in SD3.

  • Reverb Modulation, Filters & FX Chains 9:51

    Reverb Modulation, Filters & FX Chains

    Luke continues the discussion of creating a "Pseudo Spring Reverb" by showing you how to use filters, modulation and additional FX for truly exciting sounds.

  • Punch Exciter on Ambience Bus 5:19

    Punch Exciter on Ambience Bus

    Learn how to use the Punch Exciter, another one of Luke's favorite effects to use for drum mixes. Luke discusses the effect parameters and how it can be used on the Ambience Bus.

  • Additional FX with the Punch Exciter 6:26

    Additional FX with the Punch Exciter

    See how to supplement the Punch Exciter with additional plug-in FX within Superior Drummer 3 for more cool drum tones.

  • Punch Exciter on Other Busses 8:11

    Punch Exciter on Other Busses

    In this video, you'll learn how to take the Punch Exciter principles discussed previously and apply them to other instrument bus channels such as Toms, Kick and Overheads.

  • Punch Exciter on Tape & Reverb Channels 7:03

    Punch Exciter on Tape & Reverb Channels

    Discover how to apply the Punch Exciter effect on Tape and Reverb bus channels to create excitement and dynamics in your drum mix.

  • Creating a Dedicated Punch Exciter Bus Channel 6:37

    Creating a Dedicated Punch Exciter Bus Channel

    Wrapping it up, Luke explains how to create a dedicated Punch Exciter bus channel where you can quickly apply the effect to any instrument using bus sends.

Product Overview


In this video tutorial series, SD3 guru Luke Oswald returns and walks you through a variety of tips and tricks that focus on manipulating your drum sounds by using the built-in FX within Superior Drummer 3!

Luke starts off with videos that utilize one of his favorite plug-ins within Superior Drummer 3, the Tape Simulator. Get familiar with all of its options, and then see how you can use it to enhance individual instruments and bus channels, create full Tom and Room Sounds, and how to use its presets as a creative starting point to design juicy, analog saturation and distortion tones and more.

Next, Luke demonstrates several ways to augment your drum sound using a variety of mixer plug-ins within Superior Drummer 3, starting with how to create a “Pseudo Spring Reverb” sound from scratch, using a specific FX chain in SD3.

Luke then moves on to discussing another great built-in plug-in that adds analog compression and clarity, the Punch Exciter. Get a walk through of several ways that you can use this great plug-in to brighten up your drum mix or add subtle analog compression.

Lastly, Luke discusses both variations of the Punch Exciter and how they can be used with other mixer effects to manipulate your drum mix and more.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you want to learn new ways to get more exciting and colored drum sounds with SD3, watch “Superior Drummer 3 Tips & Tricks Vol 2” today.


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