Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 Announced!

Exciting news announced today by our friends at Toontrack (we’ve known for quite some time!) Superior Drummer 3 is a complete drum production studio that delivers more than 230GB of astounding drum sounds and advanced tools to create the ultimate drum production suite. We’ve seen it in action and boy are we excited! Read on below…

Official Info: Toontrack announce Superior Drummer 3


Advanced new drum software dubbed ‘the future of drum production’

Entirely redesigned from the ground up, Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 is a complete drum production studio that delivers more than 230GB of the best possible raw material plus numerous mix options and highly advanced tools to create your drum sounds on your terms.

Recorded in sublime 11.1 immersive sound at the famous Galaxy Studios in Belgium and engineered by the great George Massenburg (Audio Pioneer, Engineer and Inventor of the parametric EQ), Superior Drummer 3 will be released worldwide on 12th September and promises to be the most advanced drum software in the world. Of the release, Massenburg said “Superior Drummer 3 takes music creation to a level of quality, flexibility and authenticity beyond the imagination.”

Superior Drummer 3 highlights include…

TRACKER – Arguably the most efficient and accurate audio to MIDI conversion software on the market, Superior Drummer 3’s new integrated Tracker software means replacing or augmenting drums has never been more powerful.

MIXER – Take control beyond the unthinkable with the Superior Drummer 3 Mixer featuring 35 new low-footprint insert effects. Route, bus, send, saturate, blend and mix – the creative options are endless!


GROOVES – Build full drum tracks right inside the program. From quickly getting a custom beat going to diving deep into fine-tuning timing and velocity details, Superior Drummer 3 has got you covered with new and improved features for finding, customising and working with MIDI.

DRUMS – 6 incredible drum kits (Ayotte, Gretsch, Pearl, Premier, Ludwig, Yamaha), plus additional snares, kick and cymbals captured in 11.1 immersive sound at one of the world’s most quiet and ideal sampling locations – Galaxy Studios. Plus, additional electronic drum samples offer numerous possibilities for creative sound design.

Superior Drummer 3 is more than just a drum sampler – it’s a bottomless well of creativity. It bridges the gap between acoustic and electronic and lets you venture off into completely new sonic landscapes. To me, this is the definitive tool for percussive sound design,” said Mattias Eklund, Toontrack’s Head of Sound Design.

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Over 230GB of raw, unprocessed sounds in 44.1 kHz/24 bit
Recorded in 11.1 immersive sound at Galaxy Studios
Engineered by George Massenburg (Producer, Mixer and Recording Engineer of over 400 records and inventor of the parametric EQ)
6 kits (Ayotte, Gretsch, Pearl, Premier, Ludwig, Yamaha)
Additional snares, kicks and cymbals
Optional tool and drum head selection on select kits
Tracker – the most efficient and accurate audio to midi conversion on the market
Additional electronic drum sound samples
35 mixer effects
New and improved scalable interface with detachable windows
Edit Play Style, Tap2Find, Song Creator and Song Track features as well as improved workflow and search functionality added
Built-in MIDI grid editor
DAW automation for built-in macro controls
Drag & drop and import for individual and third party samples
Support for keyboard shortcuts
Save your own projects (including custom samples)

Superior Drummer 3 will be available as a download from 12th September and can be pre-ordered now from Time+Space and authorised dealers with an SRP of £287 / 329 Euro.

Existing Superior Drummer 2 users can upgrade for £147 / 169 Euro

Existing EZdrummer 2 users can crossgrade for £217 / 249 Euro

An SSD unit containing the SD3 content will also be available as an optional extra.

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