Toontrack Roots SDX - Sticks

Toontrack Roots SDX - Sticks

Toontrack Roots SDX - Sticks

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Toontrack's Roots SDX - Sticks is a high-quality jazz drum library recorded using 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.

Recording Gear
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 labor and top quality components. It would now be uneconomic to manufacture such equipment to this standard.

External Pre-Amps:
Shadow Hills Gamma (nickel transformer) - Used on the toms, similar to API- and Neve-style pres, but have variable (nickel, steel), or discrete output transformers. RCA OP-6 - holy grail tube preamp from the '30s with 95 db of gain

Neumann U47:
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.

AKG C12:
The C12 is a studio condenser microphone of the highest professional quality. The first choice of many studios and engineers for their 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.

Telefunken 251:
Cool because the serial numbers are so close (almost consecutive) which makes them perfect for a matched 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 '30s w/ 95db of gain! So, a true classic sonic color is added to the sound.

Neumann M50:
Omni-directional tube mic, popular in classical recordings, and using these with decca tree configuration creates a very natural room sound.

Neumann 582:
A very unusual tube microphone, small diaphragm, very detailed, used in close to the drummers ears to create the drummers perspective of what he's hearing.

AKG D19:
The classic Beatles mic, dynamic, compresses really, really well, used in a tube hidden in pass through next to the studio room
Cymbal Set 1
Position 1: 22" K Zildjian Constantinople Medium
Position 2: Bosphorus Ferit Series
Position 3: 22" K Zildjian Constantinople Light
Position 4: 22" Sabian HHX Manhattan Ride
Cymbal Set 2
Position 1: 20" Zildjian Sound Effects Oriental Crash of Doom
Position 2: 18" Paiste Fast Crash
Position 4: 20" Sabian Handhammered HHX Manhattan Ride
14" Masterworks Meritamon Series
14" Zildjian K
Bass 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)
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
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)
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Toontrack TT157SN specs

Minimum System Requirements (Mac) Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, 2GHz G5 with 1.5GB RAM (multi-core CPU with 2GB or more recommended)
36 GB free hard disc space (9 GB for basic install), DVD drive, a working Superior Drummer 2.3 installation
Minimum System Requirements (PC) Windows XP SP3 or newer, 2GHz Pentium 4 or Athlon with 1.5GB RAM (multi-core CPU with 2GB or more recommended)
36 GB free hard disc space (9 GB for basic install), DVD drive, a working Superior Drummer 2.3 installation

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