Superior Drummer Tutorial

Superior Drummer 2 Explained®

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Chapter 1: Getting Started

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    S2 Intro (2:11)


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    S2 Installation (8:44)


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    Register & Authorize (2:52)


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    SDX Installation (4:05)


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    Sound Paths (6:16)


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    Instrument Settings Pt. 1 (4:07)


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    Instrument Settings Pt. 2 (2:58)


Chapter 2: Using S2 with your DAW

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    S2 with Garageband (3:50)


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    S2 with Logic (10:54)


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    S2 with Studio One (4:12)


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    S2 with Tracktion (8:30)


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    S2 with Ableton Live (9:09)


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    S2 with Reaper (3:38)


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    S2 with Pro Tools (8:15)


Chapter 3: Menus and Views

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    The Help Menu (5:12)


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    Construction Window (3:44)


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    The Classic View (4:18)


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    Choosing Multiple Libraries (7:21)


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    The Construct Menu (6:20)


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    Brushes, Sticks & Rods (6:05)


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    Optimize Your CPU (4:10)


Chapter 4: Mix and Layer

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    The EZ Mixer (10:05)


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    Voice & Layers (3:49)


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    The Instrument Section (4:47)


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    Instrument Properties Pt. 1 (7:59)


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    Instrument Properties Pt. 2 (4:13)


Chapter 5: Using X-Drums

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    X-Drum Pt. 1 (8:45)


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    X-Drum Pt. 2 (4:12)


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    X-Drum Pt. 3 (5:17)


Chapter 6: The Mixer Window

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    Mixer Window Pt. 1 (2:49)


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    Mixer Window Pt. 2 (5:14)


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    Mixer Window Pt. 3 (1:51)


Chapter 7: Bussing and Blending

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    Sonalksis Plug-Ins (10:15)


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    Get on the Bus (3:48)


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    Make em Bleed! (5:52)


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    Phase & Fade (2:56)


Chapter 8: The Groove Player

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    Groove Player Pt. 1 (3:13)


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    Groove Player Pt. 2 (10:08)


Chapter 9: Mapping S2

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    Mapping Window Pt. 1 (6:23)


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    Mapping Window Pt. 2 (4:44)


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    Mapping Window Pt. 3 (8:26)


Chapter 10: MIDI Nodes

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    MIDI Nodes Pt. 1 (6:47)


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    MIDI Nodes Pt. 2 (7:06)


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    MIDI Nodes Pt. 3 (2:42)


Chapter 11: Bounce and Beat!

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    Bounce Window Pt. 1 (3:54)


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    Bounce Window Pt. 2 (9:22)


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    Bust a Beat! (9:37)


Rockin' Toontrack Superior Drummer 2? Want to know it inside and out? DAW mad scientist Scott Griggs is going to take you on a Superior Drummer 2 journey that covers it all from beginning to end.

Scott starts the S2.0 journey from the beginning showing you the basics, such as installation, registration, interface overviews, using it in the most popular DAWs, building kits, using X-Drums to more advanced topics such as using the Groove Player, mixing and effects, advanced mapping, multiple outputs, bouncing and much more.

If you use Superior Drummer 2, it's to your benefit to really know it inside and out, so you can work fast and get the best results. There are no other tutorial videos that go this in-depth into the amazing Toontrack Superior Drummer 2!


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arieltenorio66
Submitted 1 month ago

Awesome!

Very cool and helpful!


Justin Shane
Submitted 5 months ago

Damn good job...

A solid walk through of my favorite drum software ever! I like Superior Drummer 2 so well and I'm so use to working with it, I'm reluctant to crossgrade to 3.0! Toontrak - Keep Up The Great Work!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound for Film/TV, Studio One

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schnefel
Submitted 1 year ago

ok

groovy

I am a: Professional, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

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monoescape
Submitted 1 year ago

Great content, tiring tutor.

In general the content is great, but the tutor has a very individual presentational style, which gets a little tiring after a while. On top of that he keeps repeating even the most basic tasks forever (for example: routing each and everyone of the 32 busses).

I am a: Professional, Musician, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

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yomama
Submitted 1 year ago

Not very informative at all...

Not very informative at all... Way too much "look-how-easy-this-is!!" instead of practical step-by-step procedures and options

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davedeck
Submitted 1 year ago

Well Done for Non-Drummers

Scott does a very good job of explaining the myriad of options available in Superior Drummer 2. I like that he repeats some of the features such as how to change knobs and other settings with a more refined approach. He has a light approach to explain the features, which is a nice contrast to some serious instructors.

I am a: Hobbyist

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JimGramze
Submitted 1 year ago

Fantastic Tutorial

You people have some great reviewers, but Scott Grigg takes the cake. Uptempo southern cowboy is how he comes across and the delivery keeps your attention and makes it fun. I took three days to go through this series to both savor the experience and to let it all soak in. If you have Superior Drummer 2, this is must watch; if you are bored, watch this and it'll perk you up. Some of the installation videos are dated because most people will be downloading and installing instead of using DVDs.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Audio Engineer, Musician

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Maybrick
Submitted 2 years ago

Amazing - learnt so much from it

This is an amazing tutorial for people new to SD - can't recommend it enough.

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist

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jeekem
Submitted 2 years ago

Really great tutorial

I watched this a long time ago but it was very detailed and explained everything. After watching the series I was completely comfortable with the product and still use it regularly.

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Submitted 2 years ago

Superior Drummer

Scott does it again with the entertainment and humor... backed by solid knowledge of the product. Stephen...

I am a: Professional, Audio Engineer, Producer, Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

The earliest memory I have is when I was 7 years old - I got my first guitar. When I was 9 I got my first keyboard.

2. What training have you had?

Mostly self-trained; however, I was the drum major in high school (playing alto sax & drums/percussion), and majored in music for a short time.

3. When did you get into recording?

When I was around 10 years old I started to basic multi-tracking with my dual tape deck stereo. I would record a keyboard part; move that cassette into the other deck and do a playback while recording a new part into the "record" deck. Voila! Ghost tracks were something I hated back then!!

4. People you have worked with/for?

Let's see ... there was that fast food joint, the grocery store, the bolt company, the theater ...

5. Why are you so good at training people?

OK, how much did my mom pay you to say that I'm "good"? I guess it's because I try to have fun while showing folks what to do. If I get bored while making a video, I'm quite sure that the viewer will not be too stoked to watch it. I want people to feel like they could kick off their shoes, relax, and watch a video where they might learn something.

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Superior Drummer 2 Explained® is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Very cool and helpful!
Date published: 2018-04-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Damn good job... A solid walk through of my favorite drum software ever! I like Superior Drummer 2 so well and I'm so use to working with it, I'm reluctant to crossgrade to 3.0! Toontrak - Keep Up The Great Work!
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from ok groovy
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Great content, tiring tutor. In general the content is great, but the tutor has a very individual presentational style, which gets a little tiring after a while. On top of that he keeps repeating even the most basic tasks forever (for example: routing each and everyone of the 32 busses).
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 0.5 out of 5 by from Not very informative at all... Not very informative at all... Way too much "look-how-easy-this-is!!" instead of practical step-by-step procedures and options
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Well Done for Non-Drummers Scott does a very good job of explaining the myriad of options available in Superior Drummer 2. I like that he repeats some of the features such as how to change knobs and other settings with a more refined approach. He has a light approach to explain the features, which is a nice contrast to some serious instructors.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fantastic Tutorial You people have some great reviewers, but Scott Grigg takes the cake. Uptempo southern cowboy is how he comes across and the delivery keeps your attention and makes it fun. I took three days to go through this series to both savor the experience and to let it all soak in. If you have Superior Drummer 2, this is must watch; if you are bored, watch this and it'll perk you up. Some of the installation videos are dated because most people will be downloading and installing instead of using DVDs.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Amazing - learnt so much from it This is an amazing tutorial for people new to SD - can't recommend it enough.
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really great tutorial I watched this a long time ago but it was very detailed and explained everything. After watching the series I was completely comfortable with the product and still use it regularly.
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Superior Drummer Scott does it again with the entertainment and humor... backed by solid knowledge of the product. Stephen...
Date published: 2016-03-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Informative I got a free 30 day trial and I am seriously considering purchasing. Very informative.
Date published: 2016-03-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from In depth and engaging This guy is presents very well. It feels as though we're sitting around having a beer and he's walking me through the SD2 software. It's a very engaging presentation style. Every feature of the software is covered for a fairly in depth overview. The software is so powerful and flexible however that it is limited only to your own creativity. I wanted to know how to make midi nodes that trigger different samples at different velocities. This tutorial does not explain that directly but explains all the tools so well that I can now play around with confidence and create what I was after. If you have SD2 and can't be bothered reading a manual - watch these videos!!!
Date published: 2016-02-24
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