Superior Drummer Tutorial

Superior Drummer 3.1 Update Explained®

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    Metronome Settings, Auto-Save & Edrum Settings

    In this video, Luke walks you through several new settings and features within the Superior Drummer 3 Menu Options.

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    Instrument Menu, Hi-Hat CC Indicators & Envelope Curves

    Learn how to use the new Envelope curves to adjust release time, use the visual indicators for Hi-Hat CC MIDI information and new right click options for instrument selection.

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    Moving/Copying Stacks & Macro Parameter Searching

    Learn how to copy and move instrument stacks and how to search for specific parameter settings within the Macro Parameter window.

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    Show Hidden Audio Channels & Bus Routing Adjustments

    In this video, you'll learn how you can identify any hidden audio channels and quickly make them visible. You'll also learn how to make Bus Routing changes for all selected channels.

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    Disable FX Chains, Sidechain Settings & Mixer Menu Options

    Learn how you can disable/enable FX chains for selected channels with one click, how to move and copy effects without losing sidechain settings and about new right click options for mixer channels.

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    Moveable Rows, Velocity Gradients & Auto Scroll

    An explanation of how to configure instrument row location and size, velocity graphic improvements and enhanced Auto Scroll functionality.

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    Quantize Percentage, Swing & Randomize

    Luke walks you through all of the new quantize features within the Grid Editor.

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    Snap to Grid Options & Event Nudging

    In this video, you?ll learn how to use quantization and relative Snap To Grid options and event nudging for fine control over MIDI events.

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    Velocity, Dynamics & Randomization

    Learn about the re-designed velocity functions within the Grid Editor.

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    Grid Editor Keyboard Shortcuts & Separate Windows

    In this video, you'll learn about the updated keyboard shortcuts that speed up workflow in the Grid Editor.

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    Menu Options, Transient Nudge, Bleed Reduction & Multi-Select

    Luke concludes this series with a discussion about new workflow features within the Tracker including new menu options, bleed reduction auto-select, the ability to move transient/MIDI events and multi-select tracks and track regions for enhanced editing capabilities.

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    3.1.1 - New Features

    Learn about the 3.1.1 update that Toontrack has provided with more great new features that enhance the user experience. Features covered include metronome routing enhancements, added undo/redo support for individual macro parameters, channel renaming and show/hide channel functionality along with new Grid Editor workflow features.

Product Overview


In this in-depth video series, SD3 wiz Luke Oswald gives you a comprehensive walk through of all the important new features found in the the Superior Drummer 3.1 update.

Learn all about the new features found in the Superior Drummer 3.1 main menu, including new Metronome settings, Auto-Save and Hi-Hat/Snare CC visual indicators.

Next discover the new additions found in the Drums tab, including Envelope Release curves and presets, new stacking capabilities and Macro Parameter search functions.

Then discover new workflow enhancements within the Mixer, such as new right-click channel options, updated bus routing functionality, auto show hidden audio channels in use, and the ability to disable entire FX chains for selected channels.

Continuing on you’ll explore the massive update to the Grid Editor, with topics including instrument/articulation row adjustments, Velocity Gradients, enhanced Auto-Scroll, new quantize functions, enhanced snap to grid and event nudging.

Plus, learn all about the updated velocity adjustments and new Grid Editor shortcuts. Lastly, Luke explains the new features found in the Tracker, including new menu options, Transient Nudge, Bleed Reduction updates and Multi-Select functionality.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you use Superior Drummer 3.1, these videos are a must see… Watch “Superior Drummer 3.1 Update Explained®” today.


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Superior Drummer 3.1 Update Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from One of the best! I learned so much from this video!
Date published: 2020-11-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Just as clear as the main SD3 course Very helpful stuff and a great follow-up to the main course! One thing I'd note is that I can't help but feel like this could've just been added to the existing Superior Drummer 3 Explained course. Not a big deal at all if you're on a yearly plan (like I am at the time of writing this) but people who purchase this as a lifetime buy might think differently.
Date published: 2020-03-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Well worth the money!
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Luke's the best! Always providing the useful workflows and tips for taking the most of SD3.
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very good tutorial It's a great tutorial but sometimes I feel like it was a little fast, overall when using the click selecting a function.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Wealth of knowledge Great compliment to the first series. Thorough and well explained.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Splendid As always Luke's videos about SD3 are top notch.
Date published: 2018-03-24
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