Superior Drummer 3 is more than just a drum sampler – it’s a bottomless source of creativity. In addition to an extensive library of raw audio material, Superior Drummer 3 introduces a unique design, streamlined workflow and many features to create powerful drums on your computer. Welcome to the future.
Installation is possible on a “clean” system, or over a previously installed version.
Release notes for Superior Drummer 3.3.6
The Mac AAX now has native Apple silicon support.
In the time signature editor, it is now possible to move several time signatures at a time.
The numerator in the time signature editor is now limited to 127 instead of 32.
Positional sensing has been added to the snare in the DTX-PROX preset.
Loading a SD2 user preset with X-drums did not work well in some cases – the X-drums did not always become “added instruments” in SD3 but would sometimes use empty “standard” positions, which could lead to MIDI mapping issues.
Removing an added instrument which is not the most recently added one, saving the project and loading it will no longer cause a crash.
In the Channel Aftertouch editor, when a new block was inserted, the other blocks got smaller.
Fixed an issue with the EQ effect – the curve was not correct for nodes in Peak mode with slopes 12 dB/oct or 24 dB/oct, particularly with low Q values.
On Mac, ctrl-click on an empty slot effect could cause a crash.
MIDI Mapping Layout Window
The description for “Dim Extra Notes” would say it was unavailable when it was available and vice versa.
Alesis Surge and Nitro preset fixes (affecting note numbers for hats, ride and crash).
Part 1: “Basic Sound Library” (Basic Sound Library with all instruments, OH Dyn and Amb Ribbon room mics, plus snare, kick and tom leaks)
Part 2: “Room Mics 1” (Additional room mics: OH Cond, Amb Near, Amb Mid)
Part 3: “Room Mics 2 – Surround ( 5ch
) ” Height Surround (6ch)” (Additional microphones for 11.0 surround sound: Front Height, Rear Height and Rear Height Wide)
Part 5: ” Extra Bleed”
For the factory library to work correctly, you need to install the update:
Toontrack – Superior Drummer 3 Library Update v1.2.0
How to install the factory library?
- Download “Basic Sound Library”
- if you need additional microphones, then download from other parts * of the factory library only files with the *.obw extension, which are located in the Sounds folders. We move these files to SL-SuperiorDrummer3/Sounds/ (move only *.obw files, not the Sounds folder)
- I recommend downloading the second and fifth parts (parts 3 and 4 contain files for surround sound).
- Download the Superior Drummer 3 Library Update v1.3.0 and run Sound Updater.exe (Windows) or Sound Updater.app (MacOSX)
- After the update, launch SD3, click Settings – Libraries/Paths – Add Library Path(s) … – and select the folder SL-SuperiorDrummer3
How to add additional SDX libraries?
- From the list of distributions of SDX libraries, which is presented here, download only the folder with the name SL- (name of the library)
- Run SD3, click Settings – Libraries / Paths – Add Library Path (s) … – and select the folder SL- (name libraries)
- It is possible to add all downloaded additional libraries with one click: Create a folder (for example) SDX Library, drop all SDX libraries into it, click Settings – Libraries / Paths – Add Library Path (s) … – and select the SDX Library folder ( this will add all the libraries at once) see the screenshot for an example: How to add EZX libraries? 1. From the list of distributions of EZX libraries, which is presented here, download only the folder with the name EZX_ or EZX2_ (library name)
For Windows users:
2a. Move the downloaded folder to C:\ProgramData\Toontrack\EZdrummer\ (by default, this folder is for storing EZX libraries, as well as folders with MIDI MIDI grooves) EZX library
folder names: – If you want the folder for EZX and midi libraries to be in another place: Create a folder (for example) EZX Library, move all the EZX libraries into it, as well as the MIDI folder, rename the EZDrummer folder along the path (С:\ProgramData\Toontrack\EZdrummer). After opening SD3, in the Grooves tab you will find the error No MIDI library found, click on Libraries Settings and in the Additional Libraries tab select the folder with the EZX Library libraries, restart Superior. For MacOSX users:
2b. Move the downloaded folder to /Library/Application Support/EZDrummer/ (by default this folder is for storing EZX libraries, as well as folders with MIDI MIDI grooves) EZX library
folder names: – If you want the folder for EZX and midi libraries to be in in another place: Create a folder (for example) EZX Library, move all EZX libraries into it, as well as the MIDI folder, rename the EZDrummer folder along the path (/Library/Application Support/EZDrummer/). After opening SD3, in the Grooves tab you will find the error No MIDI library found, click on Libraries Settings and in the Additional Libraries tab select the folder with the EZX Library libraries, restart Superior. I can’t find the SL-SuperiorDrummer3/Sounds/ folder To do this, you need to install the factory library, see paragraph 1 of the FAQ
SD3 won’t start. It says ‘The Superior Drummer 3 plug-in could not be found.’
If the message appears when loading the plugin: Run the following commands in the terminal:
sudo codesign –force –deep –sign – /Applications/Toontrack/Superior\ Drummer\ 3.app
sudo codesign –force –deep –sign – /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/Superior\ Drummer\ 3.component
sudo codesign –force –deep –sign – /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/Superior\ Drummer\ 3.vst
Error: The installed resources and the plug-in are not the same version!
If you get an inscription like this after the update: It means that when updating over the old version, the new version of the plugin was installed in a different directory than the folder where your other plugins are located. Always pay attention to this: Often the plugin is automatically installed in the folder: C:\Program Files\Steinberg\VSTPlugins\Toontrack To correct the situation, you need to move the plugin with the new version to the correct directory. Which EZX libraries are stripped down versions of SDX libraries? Big Band EZX = Decades SDX Classic Rock EZX = Legacy Of Rock SDX Dark Matter EZX = Death & Darkness SDX
Death Metal EZX = Death & Darkness SDX
Drumkit From Hell EZX = The Metal Foundry SDX
Hard Rock EZX = Rock Foundry SDX
Metal Machine EZX = Metal Machinery SDX
Nasville EZX = Music City SDX
Pop/Rock EZX = New York Studios Vol.1 SDX
Progressive EZX = Progressive Foundry SDX
Rock Solid EZX = The Rock Warehouse SDX
Area 33 SDX v1.0.1
Custom & Vintage SDX v1.0.0 (upgrade to v1.5.0)
Darkness SDX v1.0.0 (upgrade to v1.0.1)
Death SDX v1.0.0 (upgrade to v1.0.1)
Decades SDX v1.0.0 ( v1.0.1 update)
dfhSuperior v1.0.0 (v1.5.0 update)
Fields Of Rock SDX v1.0.0 (v1.0.3 update)
Hitmaker SDX v1.0.0 (v1.0.2 update)
Indiependent SDX v1.5.0
Legacy Of Rock SDX v1.0.0 (upgrade to v1.0.1)
Metal Machinery SDX v1.5.0
Music City USA SDX v1.5.0
New York Studios Vol.1 SDX v1.5.0
New York Studios Vol.2 SDX v1.5.0
New York Studios Vol. 3 SDX v1.5.0
Orchestral Percussion SDX Part 1 v1.0.1
Orchestral Percussion SDX Part 2 v1.0.1
Roots SDX – Sticks v1.0.0 (upgrade to v1.5.0)
Roots SDX – Brushes, Rods & Mallets v1.0.0 (upgrade to v1.5.0)
Superior Drummer 3 Core Library v1.0.0 (upgrade to v1.3.0)
The Metal Foundry SDX v1.5.0
The Progressive Foundry SDX v1.5.0
The Rock Foundry SDX v1.0.2 (upgrade to v1.0.3)
The Rock Warehouse SDX v1.0.0 (upgrade to v1.5.0)
The Rooms of Hansa SDX v1.0.0 (upgrade to v1.0.2)
Joe Barresi Evil Drums v1.0.0 (upgrade to v1.5.0)
Action! EZX v1.0.1
Alt-Rock EZX v1.0.0
Americana EZX v1.5.2
Big Band EZX v1.0.0
Big Rock Drums EZX v1.0.0
Big Stage EZX v1.0.0 (upgrade to v1.0.1)
Classic Rock EZX v1.0.0
Claustrophobic EZX v1.5.3
Cocktail EZX v1.4.0
Custom Shop EZX v1.0.0
Dance EZX v1.0.0
Dark Matter EZX v1.0.0
Death Metal EZX v1.0.1
Dream Pop EZX v1.0.0
Drumkit From Hell EZX v1.5.4
Drums of Destruction EZX v1. 0.0
Duality EZX I & II v1.0.0
Electronic EZX v1.5.2
Electronic Edge EZX v1.0.0
EZdrummer 3 Core Library v1.0.0 (upgrade to v1.0.1)
Funkmasters EZX v1.5.4
Gospel EZX v1.0.1
Hard Rock EZX v1.0.1
Hip-Hop! EZX v1.0.0
In The Pocket EZX v1.0.1
Indie Folk EZX v1.5.0 (does not work in EZD3)
Into The Dark v1.0.0
Jazz EZX v1.5.1
Kicks & Snares EZX v1.0.0
Latin Cuban Drums EZX v1.0.0 (Update to v1.0.1)
Latin Cuban Percussion EZX v1.0.0 (updated to v1.0.1)
Latin Percussion EZX v1.5.7
Made of Metal EZX v1.0.0
Metal Machine EZX v1.5.2
Metal! EZX v1.5.4
Metalheads EZX v1.5.1
Modern Metal EZX v1.0.0 (update to v1.0.1)
Nashville EZX v1.5.3
Number 1 Hits EZX v1.5.1
Pop Punk EZX v1.0.0 (update to v1.0.1)
Pop! EZX v1.0.0
Pop/Rock EZX v1.5.4 (upgrade to v1.5.5)
Post-Metal EZX v1.0.0
Post-Rock EZX v1.0.0
Progressive EZX v1.0.0
Reggae EZX v1.0.2
Rock Solid EZX v1.5.3
Rock! EZX v1.5.3
Seventies Rock EZX v1.0.0
Singer-Songwriter EZX v1.0.0
Southern Soul EZX v1.0.0
The Blues EZX v1.5.0 (does not work in EZD3)
The Classic EZX v1.5.1
Traditional Country EZX v1.0.1
Twisted Kit EZX v1.5.1
UK Pop EZX v1.0.0
Vintage Rock EZX v1.5.3