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Toontrack Metal Machinery SDX - Sound Expansion for SD2

The SDX version of Metal Machinery features a huge selection of microphones and positions, recorded at Henson’s (A&M), in LA. Fantastic addition for any SD2 owners!  This SDX expansion for Superior Drummer 2 features the original recording that was used as the foundation for arguably the most popular set of metal drum sounds on the market; the Metal Machine EZX. What makes it different from the EZX version is that the SDX sounds are raw and without post-processing, meaning the source material recorded directly at the studio. It comes with fundamentally the same collection of instruments but includes a wider variety of mic selections as well as a custom bank of kit presets.

    • Toontrack Metal Machinery SDX PRODUCT FEATURES:

      The sessions were conducted at Studio B of Los Angeles’ Henson Recording Studios. Formerly known as the A&M Studios, these landmark facilities have housed the who’s-who of the recording industry of the past few decades. Heavy acts like Metallica, Soundgarden, Kiss, Pearl Jam and many others have all mixed or recorded groundbreaking works here.

      At the helm recording, a man that needs no introduction to the world of metal; Andy Sneap. Having produced and mixed defining albums by some of modern metal’s most priced acts like Testament, Megadeth, Accept and Killswitch Engage, Sneap has had an instrumental role in shaping the sound of metal as we know it in the new millennium.

      This library comprises three full kits, a wide assortment of cymbals and a total of seven snares drums, all recorded using the utmost in recording equipment. With its concrete-lined walls, the room at Studio B produces a hard but still deep and precise tone, making it a perfect sonic environment for big, reverberant rock and metal drums. This room really brings out the very essence and raw nature of these instruments.

      This is more than a collection of drums for just rock and metal. With the powerful tools of Superior Drummer 2, it’s a clean canvas of the finest of raw material, ready for you to harness, shape and mold into something truly unique.

      Three kits (2 x Tama Starclassic Bubinga, Ludwig Stainless Steel) as well as a large selection of snare drums and cymbals
      Produced and engineered by Andy Sneap
      Recorded at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles, USA
      Drums sampled by John Tempesta
      Six (6) kit presets including custom samples, designed and mixed by Andy Sneap
      Included MIDI played by Nick Barker (ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-Dimmu Borgir)

    • Toontrack Metal Machinery SDX TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

      Recorded April 2011 at Henson Recording Studios, Studio B
      SSL 6000 E

      Kick R in: Shure SM91

      Kick R in 2: Audix D6/AKG D12 on Stainless Steel

      Kick R out: Yamaha Sub Kick

      Kick L in: Shure SM91

      Kick L in 2: Audix D6/AKG D12 on Stainless Steel

      Kick L out: Yamaha Sub Kick

      Snare top: Shure SM57

      Snare bottom: Shure SM57

      Snare top 2: Beyerdynamic M 201

      Hat: Shure SM7B

      Toms: Sennheiser MD 421

      Cymbals/ride close: Neumann KM184

      OHs: AKG C414

      Room mono: Neumann CMV3

      Room mid: RCA77 Ribbon

      Room far: Neumann U67


      2 x 18×22” Tama Starclassic Quilted Sapele Bubinga

      2 x 18×24” Tama Starclassic Bubinga

      14×26” Ludwig Stainless Steel

      7x14” Tama John Tempesta Signature Series

      6×14” Tama Warlord Masai Bubinga

      6.5×14” Tama Bell Brass

      6.5×14” Ludwig Black Beauty

      6.5×14” Ludwig 402 Supraphonic

      6.5×14” Sonor Artist Bronze

      6.5×14” Dunnett Titanium

      9×10”, 10×12”, 14×14”, 16×16” Tama Starclassic Bubinga Quilted Sapele

      9×10”, 10×12”, 14×16”, 16×18” Tama Starclassic Bubinga

      12×15”, 16×16”, 16×18” Ludwig Stainless

      14×20” (Tom 5) Tama Starclassic Bubinga Gong Bass Drum

      14” Zildjian Z Custom Mastersound

      14” Zildjian Avedis Mastersound

      14” Zildjian Prototype Mastersound

      22” Zildjian Earth Ride

      22” Zildjian Z3 Rock Ride

      22” Zildjian A Ping Ride Brilliant Finish


      Pos 1
      17” Zildjian Z3 Prototype Crash

      16” Zildjian Prototype Medium Thin Crash

      Pos 2
      18” Zildjian Prototype Medium Crash

      19” Zildjian Prototype Medium Crash

      Pos 3
      19” Zildjian Prototype Medium Crash

      18” Zildjian Z3 Medium Crash

      Pos 4
      20” Zildjian Z3 Prototype Medium Crash

      19” Zildjian Prototype Medium Thin Crash

      Pos 5
      20” Zildjian Prototype Medium Crash

      18” Zildjian Z3 Prototype Medium Crash

      Pos 6
      19” Zildjian Z3 Thrash Ride

      18” Zildjian Prototype Medium Crash

      10” Zildjian Prototype Splash


      China 1
      19” Zildjian Z3 China

      19” Zildjian Prototype China

      China 2
      20” Zildjian Oriental Trash China

      19” Zildjian Z3 China

      14” Zildjian Oriental Trash China


      Pos 3
      18” Zildjian Prototype Medium Thin/19” Zildjian Z3 China

      16” Zildjian Prototype Medium Thin/19” Zildjian Z3 China

      14” Zildjian Oriental Trash/16” Zildjian Prototype Medium Thin Crash

    • Toontrack Metal Machinery SDX SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

      20 GB of free hard disk space, DVD drive, 2 GB RAM.

      A working Superior Drummer 2.4.1 (or above) installation.

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