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Toontrack SDX Roots: Sticks (Education)

Expansion for Superior Drummer 2 & 3 (Download Code)

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  • Roots: Sticks SDX
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Massive selection of drums and cymbals for Jazz, Blues, Hip Hop and Rock

Toontrack went to Nashville´s Blackbird Studio to record the ultimate Jazz library but walked out with something far bigger; drums that transcend the narrow confines of a genre and rather define an era - an age of music spanning from Jazz, Blues to Hip Hop and Rock. Meet the Roots SDX™ for Superior Drummer® 2.0, likely one of the world´s most comprehensive drum sample libraries ever recorded.

Having a massive selection of instruments as well as Blackbird Studio´s stock of 1400 Microphones, 35 channels of Pultec EQ, 24 channels of Fairchild compression and hundreds of outboard mic/pre channels including Telefunken, Neve, API, RCA and Chandler at our disposal, the signal chain that the Roots SDX™ libraries were recorded through would leave even the most seasoned veterans in utter awe. And as you can hear from the demos, the result isn´t only natural, warm and inviting, it has an almost seductive magic to it.

Drummer and world musician Roy "Futureman" Wooten heard every single hit and swirl recorded as part of a larger whole, as part of a musical sequence rather than as a solitary, monotonous hit and the result permeates every sample with an intensity and force unheard of before. These sounds incarnate the past, embody the present and at the same time how they will help you shape the sound of tomorrow through Superior Drummer´s endless possibilities.

• Recorded by Roy "Futureman" Wooten in Blackbird Studio Nashville, TN
• Approximately 36 GB of raw, unprocessed sounds
• A total of 23 separately recorded, tweakable channels available in the mixer
• Custom MIDI included
• Large selection of different drums and cymbals (Pearl, Gretsch, Ludwig, Zildjian, Paiste)

• 16 mono, 7 stereo
• Decca Tree (3 mono mics)
• Acoustic live reverb chamber
• 3 different ambience stereo mic pairs
• 3 different OH mics
• 3 different kick drum mics 
• 3 different snare drums mics
• 1 extra "trash" mic


Neve 8078 - Originally placed in Motown Studios (LA), then owned by Donald Fagen. The Neve 8078 was the last of the "80 series" hand-wired analogue mixing consoles designed and manufactured by Neve for high-end recording studios during the 1970s. These consoles are considered by many experts to be the Rolls Royce of desks and are highly sought after. Each console took several months to build using over 2,500 hours of highly skilled labour and top quality components. It would now be uneconomic to manufacture such equipment to this standard.

Shadow Hills Gamma (nickel transformer) - Used on the toms, similar to api,neve style pres, but have variable (nickel, steel), or discrete output tranformers. 
RCA OP-6 - holy grail tube preamp from the ´30s with 95 db of gain

Classic tube mic, A pressure gradient-operated mic in which the difference in pressure between two physical points provides the driving force for the diaphragm. Another contributor to the 47’s characteristic sound is proximity effect and has an earthshaking boost in the bass region when it’s switched to the cardioid, or unidirectional positions.

RCA 44
Classic ribbon microphone, the natural sound can also be made to sound warm, big, and syrupy (Bing Crosby-like) when placed within two or three feet of the source. Very popular in the 40´s-50´s as a radio broadcast mic.

Speaker from a Yamaha NS-10 studio monitor flipped out of phase to produce enhanced lower frequencies of kick drums.

Shure SM57
Industry standard dynamic mic, widely used in studio and in live applications for snare drums, electric guitars, etc...

Identical acoustics to legendary CK 1, precise, nearly frequency independent cardioid, extremely accurate signal transfer and ruler-flat on-axis frequency response.

The C 12 is a studio condenser microphone of the highest professional quality. The first choice of many studio and engineer for it´s flagship microphone.
Nine different directional characteristics can be selected by means of a remote control unit without any change in frequency response or sensitivity. In addition to three basic characteristics, omni-directional, cardioid and bi-directional, six intermediate patterns (including hypercardioids) are available.

SAX GML (Sheffield audio labs)
George Massenburg´s personal SAX microphones, built using the best components from 8 AKG C12 microphones

AEA 88
A newer company that makes close to exact versions of the classic older ribbon mics, this version is used a lot for stereo overheads and piano.

Cool because the serial numbers are so close (almost consecutive) which makes them perfect for a mtached stereo pair, Probably one of the most sought after and really rare for their sonic clarity and detail.

COLES 4038
Originally used as a broadcast microphone by the BBC, has recently become a standard drum room ribbon mic.

ELAM 201
This is a funky old ribbon microphone that you probably will not see anywhere else these days, it is a 1930´s microphone, and really rare. Here is paired with the RCA OP-6 preamp from the ´30´s w/ 95db of gain! So, a true classic sonic color is added to the sound.

Omni-directional tube mic, popular in classical recordings, and using these with decca tree configuration creates a very natural room sound.

A very unusual tube microphone, small diaphram, very detailed, used in close to the drummers ears to create the drummers perspective of what he´s hearing.

The classic Beatles mic, dynamic, compresses really, really well, used in a tube hidden in pass through next to the studio room

Roots - Sticks SDX Includes:
Cymbal Set 1:
Pos1: 22" K Zildjian Constantinople Medium
Pos2: Bosphorus Ferit Series
Pos3: 22" K Zildjian Constantinople Light
Pos4: 22" Sabian HHX Manhattan Ride

Cymbal Set 2:
Pos1: 20" Zildjian Sound Effects Oriental Crash of Doom
Pos2: 18" Paiste Fast Crash
Pos4: 20" Sabian Handhammered HHX Manhattan Ride

14" Masterworks Meritamon Series
14" Zildjian K

Kick Drums:
18" Pearl Reference Series with closed heads
22" Gretsch USA Custom Series
22" Ludwig Maple Psychedelic
22" Damped Ludwig Maple Psychedelic
28" Camco

Snare Drums:
Pearl 50th anniversary Solid Maple Shell (#3 of 100 ever made)
12" Kaplinger Brass
14x5.5" Ludwig Wood 1964
14x5.5" Damped Ludwig Wood 1964
14x6.5" Yamaha Elvin Jones Signature Series Flat wooden rims
14x7" Leedy
14x7" Leedy Damped
14x3.5" Leedy picollo

10" Gretsch USA Custom Series
12" & 14" Pearl Reference Series
16" Slingerland Radio king
10" Gretsch USA Custom Series
12" Gretsch Stop Sign Badge
14" & 16" Gretch USA Custom Series
14" Rogers
12" Maple Psychedelic
16" Maple Psychedelic
18" Ludwig Classic Maple (New)
14" Muted Rogers
12" Maple Psychedelic
16" Maple Psychedelic 
18" Ludwig Classic Maple (New)

Please Note: This product contains no software.
Superior Drummer® 2.0 needs to be installed, authorized and updated to version 2.3 for this product to operate.


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