Superior Drummer 2.0 Expansion Packs In Action

Ruprect —  February 11, 2013 — 4 Comments

Brandon has had the Superior Drummer 2.0 samples chewing up hard drive space for a few years now. I’ve been ordered to demonstrate the flexibility of the Superior engine by throwing together some examples using nothing but the presets within each expansion pack.

Expansions for Superior Drummer will run you around $100-$200 depending on which pack you pick, but will increase the versatility of the instrument big time. So if you’re tired of hearing the same old Ez Drummer or Avatar snare, check out the videos below to hear what you can get with some of the expansion packs and the presets that come with em.

Comparison Shop For Toontrack Expansion

Toontrack Expansion Pack Examples

  • N.Y. Avatar
  • Metal Foundry
  • N.Y. Allaire
  • N.Y. Hit Factory



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4 responses to Superior Drummer 2.0 Expansion Packs In Action

  1. I’ve heard people mention Orwell (the 1984, we-are-all-robotic-slaves-to-the-master Orwell) in regard to some kind of droid-like use of drum samples. The implication was they all sound exactly the same and if you use them you are a tool following the usual party lines.

    I think this series of audio files shows:
    1) There’s nothing fake about modern drum samples unless you want that.
    2) There’s nearly INFINITE expression possibilities.
    3) If you can’t come up with something fun or different, that was your own fault. No song will suffer from these drum samples.


  2. I agree and you’ll only get what you put into it. What I do is export the stems and process the drums as if they were mic’d. Did he do that?

  3. Absolutely. The Toontrack stuff can really easily be used for commercial recordings, no question. It’s in the user’s power to make them sound either awesome or lame.

  4. Ya one thing I’ve noticed is that with a bit of processing they can sound amazing. I’ve also noticed that musicians tend to think they can tell a difference but that’s just because the drum samples are recorded very clean the midi files aren’t processed right. If they’re used properly people can not tell the difference. Some people say they sound to clean well if that’s the case you can dirty them up a bit. Limits are for the unimaginative.

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