Available for download and designed to augment the sounds already found with Superior Drummer 3, the Toontrack Rock Foundry SDX is an expansion pack comprised of samples, presets, and grooves recorded at The Warehouse in Vancouver, British Columbia. All the samples were recorded by and in conjunction with Bob Rock, a world-renowned engineer who’s worked with Metallica, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Michael Buble, and other artists with long and/or great hair.
The Rock Foundry SDX is separated into two separated offerings, one labeled Main, and the other Mono. The Main section sports six different drum kits all miked in standard multiple-microphone configurations, with mics carefully positioned to elicit excellent drum tones. The Mono sounds, on the other hand, were recorded with a more minimal setup, and are offered monaurally. This expands the functionality of the samples involved, giving you the ability to fashion both modern and retro timbres alike in your productions.
All sounds are provided in their raw state, leaving you with the option to mix them however you’d like. As an added bonus, a selection of presets specifically engineered by Bob Rock have been provided, should you like to work from those. Ludwig, Ayotte, Gretsch, Dunnett, and Yamaha brands have all been utilized, as have six hi-hats, six ride cymbals, and 16 crash cymbals. You’ll also note the selection of custom and MIDI drum grooves and fills, which can be implemented in your sessions similarly to any groove pattern available within Superior Drummer 3. Please note, you will need a registered, purchased copy of Superior Drummer 3 to utilize this expansion pack.
Key Features at a Glance
- Seven individual kits plus alternative configurations
- Recorded by Bob Rock at The Warehouse in Vancouver, BC
- Ludwig, Ayotte, Gretsch, Dunnett, Yamaha among the brands covered
- Six hi-hats, six ride cymbals, 16 crash cymbals
- Mix presets by Bob Rock included
- A selection of custom MIDI drum grooves included
- A basic selection of MIDI drum grooves/fills included