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Superior Drummer 3 Tips & Tricks Vol 3

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Chapter 1: Creative Filter

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    Controlling Frequency & Resonance (5:44)


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    Modulation Source, Rate & Mix (10:05)


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    Macros for LFO Speed, Waveform & Source (5:54)


Chapter 2: Distortion

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    Adding Distortion with Macro Controls (4:56)


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    Adjust Multiple Parameters with Valve Distortion (9:06)


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    Macro Controls with Fat Muff & Bit Crusher (7:33)


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    Macro Tape Simulator Settings (4:08)


Chapter 3: Reverb & Room

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    Adjusting Multiple Reverb Parameters (3:59)


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    Inverted Reverb, Delay Time & Pre-Delay (6:48)


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    Adjust Attack & Sustain with Macro Controls (9:08)


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    Using Macro Controls on Different Channels (8:32)


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    Envelope Release & Ambience Fade Macros (6:42)


Chapter 4: Additional Macro Control Tips

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    Active Macro Controls, Labeling, & Quick Adjustments (4:42)


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    Saving & Recalling Macros, Presets & More (5:05)


In this video tutorial series, SD3 guru Luke Oswald delivers his final volume of tips and tricks, this time focusing on SD3’s Macro Parameter controls which give you incredible control over settings, making for very cool and creative sounds!

Luke starts the series by working with the Creative Filter and shows you how to control Frequency, Resonance and Modulation to produce filtered rhythmic effects with Macro Controls.

He then moves on, revealing all five distortion effects and how you can get creative and distinct distortion sounds by adjusting multiple parameters at once when binding them to Macro Controls.

Next, Luke discusses some of his favorite ways to use the Reverb effect, showing ways to make elaborate adjustments to multiple reverb parameters using Macro Controls, as well as how to use the Transient effect to manipulate the room sound.

Then see how you can use the Attack/Sustain parameters of the Transient effect along with Macro Controls in a variety of ways to produce punchy and roomy drum sounds, as well as Envelope release and room channel fade parameters and how you can bind them to Macro Controls and make simultaneous adjustments creating a variety of room sounds.

Luke concludes this series with some additional Macro Control tips including labelling Macro Controls, recalling Macro User Preset and Mix Preset settings, and using Macro Controls with EZdrummer 2 EZX libraries within Superior Drummer 3.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you want to explore new workflow ideas and sonic horizons with SD3, watch “Superior Drummer 3 Tips & Tricks Vol 3” 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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    Advanced Drumming Combinations & Patterns

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Superior Drummer 3 Tips & Tricks Vol 3 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Happy Most informative because I really just started using my account after having it for a year. I promise you I will live hear from now on. I am a educator and the videos are done well and at a pace that I can interact as I view your products.
Date published: 2018-05-18
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