Available for download, the Toontrack Orchestral Percussion SDX is an expansion pack giving you 120 instruments geared toward classical and symphonic music. You get timpani, tamtams, tom toms, taiko drums, triangles, wood blocks, marching-band snares, and a whole lot more.
The drums were recorded in the same room as the drums that ship with Superior Drummer 3. The same 11.1 microphone-positioning was used. Toontrack employed a team of percussionists to ensure you have all the articulations and hit variations you need. These articulations have been recorded throughout the dynamic range for a more realistic sound. A sizeable collection of MIDI is included to get you started.
When you open the GUI within Superior Drummer 3, you'll find two different volumes for you to load. Volume 1 gives you fundamental instruments, such as timpani, bass drums, cymbals, and toms. For your smaller, handheld instruments, turn to Volume 2. Here you'll find triangles, shakers, chimes, and other ephemera used to add flare to arrangements. Orchestral Percussion requires Superior Drummer 3 to run.
Key Features at a Glance
- More than 120 individual instruments
- Recorded at the same studio as the Superior Drummer 3 core sound library
- Playback in stereo up to 11-channel surround systems
- Sampled with extreme attention to detail and articulation
- Optional tools available for selected instruments
- Comprehensive collection of MIDI included
- Comes as a factory bundle including two SDX configurations