Toontrack SDX: New York Studios Vol 1 -
The classic core library from Superior Drummer 2, now for Superior Drummer 3
A New York Landmark
The drum sounds that set an industry standard.
This SDX expansion includes the full core sound library from the now discontinued Superior Drummer 2, a drum recording that has truly become an industry staple.
The New York Studios Vol.1 SDX is the first volume in Toontrack's project of capturing the three most famous drum rooms in the New York area - studios that changed the face of the music industry and that bear witness to some of the most groundbreaking recordings in modern pop and rock history.
Avatar Studios, in which this library was captured, has won several industry awards and is known for having one of the finest acoustic environments in the world for drums.
Since its inception in the 1970s, it's hosted bands and artists like Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Journey, Kings of Leon, and The Clash.
The sounds were recorded by engineer duo Neil Dorfsman and Pat Thrall together with drummer Nir Z.
Between them, they have won several awards and over the past three decades worked with a wide range of top artists such as Meatloaf, Celine Dion, Nick Lachey, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Dire Straits, Beyoncé, Björk, Kiss, Joss Stone, Genesis, John Mayer, and Chris Cornell.
"The room is tailor-made for drum recording. It's large, it's ambient, it’s punchy, it sounds fantastic. We really captured all of the things this room has to offer," comments Grammy Award-winning engineer Neil Dorfsman.
In total, you get approximately 20 GB of raw, unprocessed drum sounds captured in meticulous detail in one of the most acknowledged drum rooms in modern music history.
These classic drum tones have over the years seeped through to almost every facet of the music industry.
In fact, you likely hear them on a regular basis in TV features, movies and top productions, regardless of where in the world you are.
This goes to show that properly captured quality drum tones never get old, worn, or dated.
Combined with the powerful sound-shaping tools of Superior Drummer 3, this collection of drums offers some genuinely raw and unadulterated creative power.
Welcome to New York and the Avatar Studios.
- Approx. 20 GB of meticulously sampled drums
- Samples available with drumsticks, rods, brushes and felt mallets
- Recorded at the renowned Avatar Studios in New York City by Pat Thrall, Neil Dorfsman, and Nir Z
- Extensive MIDI library included
- Graphics and presets optimized for Superior Drummer 3
- Toontrack Superior Drummer 3.1.0 and above
- MacOS 10.10 Yosemite and above
- Windows 7 and above (64-bit only)
- Intel, AMD, or Apple Silicon CPU
- 4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended)
- 25GB free storage space
Products with education pricing are for students & teachers only. To prove your education status we require that you upload proof in the form of an image/PDF.
Types of proofStudent
Student ID Card, Letter of enrollment, or similarTeacher/Lecturer
Teacher ID Card, Lecturer ID Card, Payslip, Letter from the school/college
Education proof is submitted to the manufacturer and is accepted at their discretion.
Digital Download Info
Digital Products are delivered electronically via Email. No physical product will be shipped to you!
In most cases, the product you purchase from us is a serial number/license code/activation code to register the product with the manufacturer and download directly from them. This ensures you receive the latest version of products, and the best support when neccessary.
The email you receive from us after purchase will contain the license code and a link to our Install Instructions page. You can visit that page by clicking here: Install Instructions.
This crossgrade is for owners of a competing DAW. To prove your DAW ownership, we require that you upload proof in the form of an image/PDF.
Types of proof
A copy of your purchase receipt for the original license or the most recent update/upgrade
A screenshot of your product registration
A photo of your package (either CD/DVD or printed manual), with the unique serial number included in the photo.