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However I've just discovered the Abbey Road sets from Native Instruments and they seem to sound great. Just wondering whether anyone has any input on one versus the other? My Studio. The Abbey Roads do sound great Much more diversity, a lot more control over the kits.

Right now there are some half price deals on toontrack stuff at both MF and audiomidi. Superior has some great add ons The slate drums hit hard and have some excellent tweaking options.

The options for Abbey Road seem a little sparse. Also Superior uses less cpu than K Using superior seems to stop the beachballs. Slate also seems to offer up some good deals on expansion kits from time to time. A lot of extra kits really cheap. Good luck. I am glad that someone else posted this, I too was wondering what had a better sound or what people like more, as of right now i have the whole komplete 6 bundle and thought about getting the abbey roads add on, i would like to her more opinions if anyone else has both of them.

Originally Posted by Lenzo. Superior and Abbey Road drums are great - just skip Slate drums. SSD are just so vanilla sounding to me. There are 60 different hits for each drum at different velocities. The humanize function which randomizes each hit makes things sound incredibly real.

Need to check out the abbey road stuff. The Abbey Road products seem to be targeted at certain eras, 60's, 70's and 80's. No Superior pack is. The video demos are great I think.

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In the end you might need to choose based on two factors. I use Superior as well. It's like having the real thing with all those mic bleed options, in fact more versatile than the real thing.


Not to mention your choice of numerous snares and drum kit pieces. It's insane.

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Superior is incredible. It you can't afford a world class studio and recording, it is your best solution. Unless you are going for some down and dirty indie sounds. I'm using it right now on a project and it never ceases to amaze. Bought it the day it came out and never regretted it for a second. Are you using just Superior or with all the addons?


Really the only 'real' drumkit sounds I like are what people consider the 60s and 70s sounding drums sort of like this: YouTube - Sex Pistols - Problems Demo. Other than these I think Battery or something a bit more 'electronic' sounding would suit me. Again, I still can't get Superior kick drums to sound anything like I hear on records. Once in a blue moon they sound fine on something, most of the time they have no "ommf" to them at all.

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Like paper. And I do miss hearing the toms I often hear on records, haven't heard them in Superior yet, most all are real big and boomy and you have to play with envelopes and all that Superior kick drums, not for me either. It still is great value, for sure. With Superior, you get Toontrack midi loops, and loop player is also included in Superior.

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Speaking of sounds, however, I prefer Drum Masters 2 and Ocean Way Drums, which have a lot of variety and certain combination of clarity and warmth which I do not find in Superior very easily or not at all. I haven't had any trouble getting kicks or toms that I like. I almost always have to EQ the kick, but I have to do that in the "real world," too, so it's not a big deal. Those kicks sound completely different than the ones from the aforementioned kits, and sometimes they are just the ticket for a certain style, in my experience.

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And I do miss hearing the toms I often hear on records, haven't heard them in Superior yet I wish they would listen to more records and say "Hey, we don't have this Originally Posted by thedommer. Originally Posted by markham. Originally Posted by chrisso. I totally agree that diversity is the key, and with diversity you have more chance of finding sounds that suit your personal tastes.

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Their brief is to record the drums for Superior in the same way they record the drums for their music projects, many of which have been big selling albums over the years. I guess those recordings don't match your needs, that's fair comment, but I think it's unfair to suggest they are not 'real world' recordings that are typical of many records you hear on the radio.

From the demo videos, it's clear the same approach is taken by NI for Abbey Road drums.

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World class studio, real drummers, real recording engineers, with the brief to work as if in a 'real world' situation. The Abbey Road drums I have 60's and 70's are great.

Love 'em when I'm working on my own stuff as I'm not a drummer, or when doing 'jingles'. However, neither is very versatile IMO. They do their thing wonderfully Superior Drummer I have a few expansion packs as well is also pretty darn nice. The great thing about SD is all the expansions so you have room to grow Especially the EZX ones.


I probably use the Nashville kit more than anything. I'd say if your dead set on getting a 'retro' vibe, go with the Abbey Road kit s , if you're looking for more versatility and want some future options, go with Superior Drummer.

Chris I'll be glad to post several examples of real records, that have drums that are pretty commonly heard, and maybe you can tell me what expansion pack Superior would have that would come close? Can you load different samples into Superior Drummer? What do you guys think about BFD?

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By 'different samples' do you mean samples from other sources, like your own, or from other drum programmes? If so, then no. Regarding other platforms I don't know, other people here will suggest some I'm sure. Most products like BFD, Abbey Rd etc give you enough channel options that you can dirty up certain mic inputs with plug-in fx such as lo-fi compression, bit crushing and degrees of distortion.

Yeah, do it. Before I hear your examples I'd just say the Superior packs are recorded as day one, tracking session scenarios. I know on mixdown drums are routinely heavily processed, and these days in several genres routinely sample replaced with a single sample hit, or at least enhanced with a sample or two sitting behind the real drum.

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Superior sets are sampled to sound like 'real drums' not 'sample enhanced' drums from mainstream pop. OK, I'm probably not the best for this as I'm not a sound engineer, just a drummer. All those examples are extremely processed I think. You wont get sounds like that out of the box, without a lot of eq'ing, compression, processing room sounds, and possibly adding single samples underneath that are super fat and consistent.

Also, by the by, I do find ringy toms sound shorter and punchier once they are smothered by multiple guitar overdubs and walls of keyboards. If you found the right short tom sound for you, then put it in one of those tracks it would almost disappear. Fat snares?

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You're right, I don't hear too many lower snares on sample products. I'm working on putting that right, but it's going to take a while. Fat bass drums Leave it with me, I'll think on it some more. I have all the S2 expansion packs and use them everyday doing commercials, tv, video games.