Year / Release Date : 10.2019
Version : 3.1.4
Developer : Toontrack
Developer’s site : Toontrack
Format : STANDALONE, VSTi, AAX *
Bit : 64bit
Tabletka : Not required (Team VR)
System requirements : 64-bit Windows 7 or newer, 4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM or more recommended), 64-bit host
Description : Updated professional virtual drum kit from Toontrack Music. Superior Drummer is the simplicity of the EZdrummer interface with an expanded set of functions: a new mixer, built-in effects (equalizer, filters, gate, compressor, level picker), etc. Superior Drummer is a professional flagship sampler from Toontrack Music. With its superb sounding demo, its phenomenal realistic spatial sound and its unmatched extensive feature list, it truly sets the highest standard in modern digital drum production.
Distribution also includes Superior Drummer 3 Sound Library Update 1.1.3
Changes to Superior Drummer 3.1.4:
Grooves and Search for Instrument could not be used by Windows users with non-ASCII characters in their home directory path (username).
On Windows, “Delete Current Default Project” did not work for users with non-ASCII characters in their home directory path (username).
The default path to user presets and the path to the file containing MIDI library transform settings were wrong for users with non-ASCII characters in their home directory path (username).
CC curves would sometimes be silently ignored in random song blocks.
It no longer crashes if you drag a groove part to a song track that contains two or more blocks and you get a dialog about importing the tempo.
Copying notes, deleting them and pasting should no longer cause a crash.
Starting / stopping playback in a host no longer changes what notes are selected in the grid editor. (Now, that only happens when record is stopped.)
Empty rows in the grid editor were not possible to select.
Deselecting rows in the grid editor (when multiple rows were selected) did not really work.
Notes in the grid editor could leave a pixel trace when moved.
Changing drum selection with the drum selection menu in the Drums tab or with the menu in Edit Play Style didn’t update the selection in a detached Grid Editor.
The property box area got the wrong height when Macro Controls were opened or closed.
It was possible to drag from the Groove Parts view in Grooves tab even when nothing was selected which could also cause a crash.
Clicking the “Clear All Modifiers” button didn’t properly clear the Groove Parts selection.
It no longer crashes if you try to open a Black Box in the mixer.
Macro Controls couldn’t be opened in the Mixer tab.
The Closed Tight value (127) in hi-hat calibration settings got truncated at other scales than 100%.
Certain buttons and texts would in some cases appear at the same time and overlap each other in the MIDI In / E-Drums tab.
Removed the untrue “Favorites will be lost” text in restore database dialogs.
Using ASIO on Windows and setting the buffer size lower than 64, the buffer size was reset to 256 upon next launch.
Using ASIO on Windows and setting the buffer size higher than 2048 caused a crash.
Changes to Superior Drummer 3 Sound Library Update 1.1.3
E-drum hi-hat performance has been improved by loading Open Tip 1-4 in the default, Clean and George Massenburg presets.
Hi-hat Open 5 is no longer loaded by default which makes the transmuting smoother.
‘Mid Center’ snare articulation is now called ‘Off Center’.
Two new presets, ‘Levee’ and ‘Man of Sand’, featured in Toontrack tutorials are now included.
Some bad samples have been removed.
Cymbal muting is now working in all presets.
Instruments are now correctly routed to the ambience channels in the ‘Big Swish’ preset.
Some descriptions in the instrument database (search results) have been corrected.
Known issues in Superior Drummer 3.1.4
Drums and Mixer presets do not get loaded if you press down the mouse button on the menu button and then release the mouse button on the desired preset. Using the Enter key to select a preset does not work either. Workaround: Click on the menu button and then click on the preset.
During playback using Follow Host, notes on the Song Track can be missed if they are “between buffers” due to host rounding errors. This is most likely to happen in Logic Pro X and GarageBand and if you are using a high sample rate and a small buffer size.
In the standalone, incoming MIDI events can be skipped at random. It is most likely to happen with small buffer sizes.
On Mac, moving a reverb or delay in the mixer to a different effect slot causes a crash.
MIDI Out does not work in the AU version.
On Windows 7 with a non-aero theme in use, tooltips may not work well – they are not displayed properly or they don’t always go away when they should.