Superior Drummer 3 is coming

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 2:11 pm

Toontrack has announced that Superior Drummer 3 will be released worldwide on September 12, 2017.

Building on the legacy of its predecessor, Superior Drummer 3 was redesigned from the ground up to introduce a completely new and improved workflow, integrated drum audio to MIDI conversion, 35 mixer effects, scalable interface, detachable windows and a comprehensive MIDI library.

“Both in terms of design and functionality, this is by far the most advanced and profound product in the history of the company,” says Erik Phersson, Toontrack’s head of development.

The core sound library, boasting in excess of 230 GB of raw sound material, was recorded by award-winning engineer George Massenburg at the Galaxy Studios in Belgium. In addition to close microphones and several ambience positions, the Superior Drummer 3 set-up also includes an additional 11 room microphones set up in a surround configuration, for use in anything from stereo all the way up to 11.1 systems. In combination with the large selection of extra instruments as well as the included pool of electronic drum machine sounds added for stacking and sound design purposes, Superior Drummer 3 promises an incomparable palette of options to craft drum tones beyond your wildest imagination.

“When Superior Drummer 2 was released close to 10 years ago, it revolutionised the market and quickly became the industry standard. We are beyond excited to yet again introduce something that sets a new benchmark,” says Toontrack CEO Peter Knutsson.

Superior Drummer 3 will be released worldwide on September 12, 2017, as a ‘Regular’ version for first-time buyers, an ‘Upgrade’ for owners of the previous version as well as a ‘Crossgrade’ for owners of EZdrummer 2. The program is delivered digitally, available for download through the Toontrack Product Manager directly upon registration. There will also be an option to purchase the core sound library pre-installed on a solid-state drive (SSD).