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Superior Drummer 3 Tips & Tricks Vol 2

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    Tape Simulator Settings (7:12)


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    Tape Simulator on Kick & Snare (6:18)


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    Tape Simulator on Toms & Room (4:03)


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    Tape Simulator Presets (3:21)


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    Tape Saturation Overdrive (9:04)


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    Tape Simulator on Bus Channels (5:01)


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    Creating a Pseudo Spring Reverb (7:18)


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    Reverb Modulation, Filters & FX Chains (9:51)


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    Punch Exciter on Ambience Bus (5:19)


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    Additional FX with the Punch Exciter (6:26)


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    Punch Exciter on Other Busses (8:11)


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    Punch Exciter on Tape & Reverb Channels (7:03)


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    Creating a Dedicated Punch Exciter Bus Channel (6:37)


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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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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