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Toontrack SDX New York Studios Vol 3 (Education)

Expansion Pack for Superior Drummer 2 & 3 (Download Code)

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  • New York Studios Vol3 SDX
  • New York Studios Vol3 SDX
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Features three full vintage and custom kits (Requires Superior Drummer software)

The first of the New York Legacy Series appeared as the core library in Toontrack´s critically acclaimed Superior Drummer software and was closely followed by Vol 2 – the first SDX expansion pack to be released. New York Studios Vol 3 is the much anticipated continuation of this series, which focuses on capturing the best studios in the New York area.

Recorded in the renowned Avatar Studios and featuring several vintage and custom kits, this session is best described as a prequel to that first core library which was also recorded in Avatar studios and by the same team, engineer duo Neil Dorfsman and Pat Thrall together with drummer Nir Z.

Avatar Studios is known for having one of the world´s finest acoustic environments for recording and has won several industry awards. Since its inception in the 1970s, it´s hosted bands and artists like Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Journey, Kings of Leon and The Clash.

The drums were recorded through a Neve 8068 console and signal chains of modern and vintage studio gear by an engineer/drummer team that has decades worth of experience behind the console and in the tracking room. Between them, they have worked with artists covering the whole gamut of genres, from classic rock (Kiss, Meatloaf, Bruce Springsteen) to soul (Joss Stone, John Mayer) and modern pop (Beyoncé, Katy Perry).

  • Recorded in the legendary Avatar Studios in New York City
  • 18 GB of raw, unprocessed drum sounds recorded through Neve, Pultec and GML signal chains
  • Three (3) full kits (Ludwig, Slingerland, Rogers) and additional snares
  • Several setups of different cymbals
  • Included MIDI library played by session drummer Nir Z
  • Included presets for instant mix-ready sounds


    14x20" Slingerland 1964
    16x24" Ludwig Maple Shell 1979 Powerstation Kit
    14x20" Rogers 1966

    5.5x14" Slingerland 1964 wood
    5.5x14" Burned Edge Zebra Snare
    6.5x14" Ludwig Black Beuty 1982
    5.5x14" GMS Aluminum Nir Z Prototype High Tuned
    5.5x14" GMS Aluminum Nir Z Prototype Low Tuned
    5.5x14" Rogers Kenton 1963

    10x12", 14x14", 16x16" Slingerland 1964
    11x13", 16x16", 16x18" Ludwig Maple Shell 1979
    PowerStation Kit, Remo Ambassador Clear Heads
    9x12", 10x13", 16x16" Rogers 1966

    Top: 16" Manhattan HHX Crash
    Bottom: 16" HH Medium Crash

    Cymbal Setup 1
    POS1: 16" HHX Evolution Ozone Crash
    POS2: 18" HHX Manhattan Crash
    POS3: 17" AA Thin Crash
    POS4: 16" HHXtreme Crash
    POS5: 17" HHX Legacy Crash
    POS6: 20" HHX Chinese

    Cymbal Setup 2
    POS1: 14" Chinese AAX Mini
    POS2: 18" AA Thin Crash
    POS3: 18" HHX Legacy Crash
    POS4: 10" MAXX STAX Splash
    POS5: SPOCK 16" Handhammered HH Duo Crash /
    17" Evolution Effeks Crash
    POS6: 17" HHX Xtreme Crash

    Cymbal Setup 3
    POS1: 12" Wuhan Chinese
    POS2: 12" Evolution Splash
    POS3: 14" HHX Evolution Crash
    POS4: 10" HHX Splash
    POS5: 18" Hand hammered HH Thin Crash
    POS6: 17" Evolution HHX Effeks Crash

    22" AA Soundcontrol
    22" Artisan Ride
    22" AA Classic Ride

    Kick: EV 868 / Neumann U47 FET -> Pulteq MEQ-5 -> GML EQ 8200
    Kick Comp: Kick Bus -> EQP Pulteq -> GML EQ 8200 -> Neve 32264 Comp
    Kick PZM: PZM -> Pulteq MEQ-5
    Kick Sub: Yamaha NS10 Sub
    Snare Top: Shure SM56
    Snare Bottom: Shure SM57
    Snare Comp: SnareTop -> Pulteq -> Neve 32264 Comp
    Snare Rim: Countrymen 101 taped to the rim
    SD Sansamp: SnareTop -> Sansamp
    Tom1: Top Sennheiser 421 / Bottom Sennheiser 421 -> Bottom to Drawmer Gate -> Both bussed to Pulteq EQP
    Tom2: Top Sennheiser 421 / Bottom Sennheiser 421 -> Bottom to Drawmer Gate -> Both bussed to Pulteq EQP
    Tom3: Top Sennheiser 421 / Bottom Sennheiser 421 -> Bottom to Drawmer Gate -> Both bussed to Pulteq EQP
    Hats: AKG451
    OH: Schoeps CMC5U -> Pulteq EQP
    Near AMB: KM54 -> SSL Comp
    Mid AMB: Coles -> Distressor
    Far AMB: Neumann U87 -> LA-3A
    Brauner Mono: Trowbridge preamp -> Trowbridge Comp
    Mono SM7: Shure SM7 -> Neve 32264 Comp
    Bullet: Bullet -> Mesa Boogie Amp -> SM53
    Phone: Phone Mic
    EMT140: EMT140 Plate Reverb


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