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Toontrack DFH Superior Drum Sample Discontinued?

Brandon Drury —  November 5, 2007

Someone on the recording forum mentioned that electronic drums still sound synthesized. I started to send him over the the Toontrack website so he could hear what the Toontrack drums sounded like with a real drummer trigger KILLER drum samples.

To my surprise, I see that DFH Superior has been discontinued. They still have Ezdrummer , DFH C&V and several new models, but they have ditched model that I use (AND LOVE!)

I wonder why?

I think DFH Superior is awesome. It was a great purchase. I’ve not used the Custom and Vintage (DFH C&V) so I’m a little hesitant to recommend it yet even though I’ve heard many people say the liked the sounds in DFH C&V more than they liked the sound of DFH Superior.

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Brandon Drury quit counting at 1,200 recorded songs in his busy home recording studio. He is the creator of RecordingReview.com and is the author of the Killer Home Recording series.
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3 responses to Toontrack DFH Superior Drum Sample Discontinued?

  1. The reason why they discontinued it is because they are about to release Superior 2.0, “The New York Studio Legacy Series.” Here is a sneak preview, as well as some sound samples:
    http://www.toontrack.com/s20.asp

    P.S. I wholeheartedly agree that this product line rocks. I prefer the Custom and Vintage kits though, simply because of the room sound; it’s more up close and in your face, and not so much of the room sound. This is especially true in the kick drum department. Just load any Superior kick drum, then afterwards load the Nashville Slingerland damped kick or the Noble and Cooley kick from the C&V series and you’ll know what I’m talking about. As always, it’s just the taste that I prefer that works with the stuff I’m doing right now. Wow, I went off on a tangent.

  2. They’re coming out with a sequel. I guess they just ran out(or anticipate running out) of copies of DFH before they were able to release its replacement.

    http://www.toontrack.com/news.asp?id=96

  3. Wow! I’m liking those new sounds I’m hearing! Those are great! That’s what you pay the big bucks for when recording at a real studio.

    While the actual tone of the drums doesn’t strike me as about the same, I love the big room sounds. I’m always fighting the room mic with DFH. I have to really compress it and mangle it to get what I want. I have a feeling this will be easier with the new 2.0.

    Does anyone know what it is supposed to come out?