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Superior Drummer 3 is finally here
« on: August 14, 2017, 02:15:15 PM »
Coming on the 12th of September. 230GB library samples, 5 times more as SD2, completely independent from SD2, it seems like a huge EZdrummer 2.
"Toontrack have done it again.

Almost 10 years ago, Toontrack released the now legendary Superior Drummer 2 which revolutionized the drum software market and quickly became an industry standard. Superior Drummer 3, available worldwide on September 12th, has been completely redesigned from the ground up and includes a host of innovative new features to take your virtual drumming experience to a whole new level.

We imagine you have lot’s of questions and hopefully you’ll find some answers below;

What is new in SD3?

Superior Drummer 3 introduces a huge list of new features but here are some highlights for you;

New and improved workflow
Core sound library of over 230 GB, that’s ten times more than Superior Drummer 2
xx number of kits
An additional eleven room microphones are included set up in a surround configuration
Drum audio to MIDI conversion
35 SD3 mixer effects
Scalable interface
Detachable windows
Extensive MIDI library
Pool of electronic drum sounds
Are Superior 2 and Superior 3 different instruments/products?

Yes. SD3 is a completely new software engine so when you install SD3 it will not remove or replace SD2, both will exist on your computer independently of each-other.

I already own Superior 2, is there an upgrade to Superior Drummer 3?

Yes. As a registered Superior Drummer 2 user you save 50% on Superior Drummer 3. You can pre-order the Superior Drummer 3 upgrade now via the Time+Space website.

What if I recently bought Superior Drummer 2? Do I have to pay the full upgrade price?

Yes. There is no cheaper upgrade price depending on when you purchased Superior Drummer 2, it’s the same for everyone.

How is the Superior Drummer upgrade delivered?

The upgrade will be delivered as a serial number via e-mail from September 12th. You will then be able to register and then download the software and SD3 content using the Toontrack Product Manager. If downloading the 230 GB of SD3 content is a problem then you can also purchase the core sound library pre-installed on a solid-state drive (SSD) here.

I currently own EZdrummer 2, is there a crossgrade option to Superior Drummer 3?

Yes. Registered EZdrummer 2 users qualify for a 25% discount on Superior Drummer 3. As with the upgrade, the crossgrade will be delivered as a serial number via e-mail from September 12th.

You can pre-order the Superior Drummer 3 crossgrade now via the Time+Space website.

Will the full Superior Drummer 3 be available as a download or on a hard drive?

Superior Drummer 3 will be available to download on September 12th. You can also pre-order the 230 GB core sound library pre-installed on a solid-state drive (SSD) and expect to ship these out for delivery before September 12th.

What are the minimum system requirements for Superior Drummer 3?


How big is Superior Drummer 3?

The SD3 core sound library is just over 230 GB.

Do I have to download it all at once?

No. The SD3 core sound library download will be split into five parts, each around 50 GB in size which can be downloaded separately using the Toontrack Product Manager after registration. The first part represents a ‘Lite’ installation which can be used without downloading the other four parts. You can download the additional parts in the future at your leisure.

My download speed is slow, what other options do I have to get Superior Drummer 3?

If downloading the SD3 core sound library is a problem for any reason then we would recommend purchasing the core sound library on a solid-state drive (SSD) which can be pre-ordered here.

If I pre-order Superior Drummer 3 when will I receive it? (respond with info on serial and SSD).

If you pre-order SD3 today, your serial number will be delivered via e-mail on September 12th.

I already have some SDX expansions, will they work in Superior Drummer 3?

Yes, once you have downloaded the free SDX updates which add SD3 compatibility which will also be available on September 12th, your SDXs will not only work but include GUI enhancements."


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Re: Superior Drummer 3 is finally here
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2017, 06:48:18 PM »
Nice. I hope Lustar has a vacation coming up!  ;D