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ToonTrack The Rock Foundry SDX Expansion Pack

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HARD AS A ROCK.
A massive library of sounds for Superior Drummer 3 recorded by a true industry legend, Bob Rock.

The Rock Foundry SDX features a staggering 65 GB of raw, unprocessed drum sounds recorded by arguably the most notable, influential and sought-after engineer/producer of our time: Bob Rock.

PLEASE NOTE: This title is a digital download and requires a free ToonTrack account. After purchase ToonTrack will provide us with a valid licence in the form of a serial number that we will then forward to you. This process can take up to a day to complete.

The Rock Foundry SDX was recorded at Bob Rock’s choice studio The Warehouse in Vancouver, BC, and designed to give you the most flexible selection of drums, ambiences and options possible. It’s configured as two individual SDXs, one ‘Main’ and one ‘Mono.’ The ‘Main’ features six kits captured with a traditional multiple microphone technology whereas the ‘Mono’ configuration was recorded using a minimal setup. In addition to the seven individual kits, a large selection of extra snares, kicks and cymbals are provided, making The Rock Foundry SDX an incredibly broad palette of raw material to use to craft drum mixes within the powerful framework of Superior Drummer 3.

If writing and performing a song is magic, the art of engineering and shaping sound is the alchemy that makes music transcend and become legendary. It’s how you position microphones right from the start, how you place drums in a room and how you ultimately process each individual piece to fit in a mix. The latter part is left up to you. Should you rather go for Bob Rock’s drum mixes as a starting point, we’ve included a selection of presets engineered by the man himself.

Please note: This product requires Superior Drummer 3.

FEATURE SPOTLIGHT
  • Seven (7) individual kits plus alternative configurations
  • Recorded by Bob Rock at The Warehouse in Vancouver, BC
  • Ludwig*, Ayotte*, Gretsch*, Dunnett, Yamaha* among the brands covered
  • Six (6) hi-hats, six (6) ride cymbals, 15 crash cymbals
  • Mix presets by Bob Rock included
  • A basic selection of custom MIDI drum grooves included

THE WAREHOUSE.
Completed in 1886 and originally meant to serve as a supply warehouse, the two-story brick structure on the southeast corner of Powell and Columbia in downtown Vancouver, BC, once known as the Oppenheimer Building today hosts one of the world’s best and most advanced recording studios. The main hall, with its hard brick walls and dense wooden floors, is a marvel of acoustic engineering and the perfect ambience for recording loud, reverberant but still controlled and subtly detailed drums.

“Working with all the people at Toontrack was a pleasure. Their no-compromise work ethic is to be admired. They gave me all the tools I needed to make a ‘kick-ass drum library’…and had a great time doing it as well. Amaz..ssssing!!!! (Swedish for amazing)… Aloha.”
BOB ROCK.

THE PRODUCER.
While Metallica’s groundbreaking “Black Album” may be one of the more commonly known works in his discography, Bob Rock’s engineering and producing credits stretch all the way back to the late ’70s and include some of the best selling acts in rock history: Survivor, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Mötley Crüe, Bryan Adams and many, many more. In all of his productions, a common denominator is phenomenally engineered and mixed drums. In fact, his work with Metallica and Mötley Crüe may very well have set a new standard as to how we mix drums to sit in a mix. Needless to say, his influence on the sound of hard rock and metal as we know it is monumental. We’re happy to present the first-ever sample library to bear his sonic seal.

GRETSCH* HYBRID
This kit was specially requested by Bob Rock in the same sizes that were used on Metallica’s “Black Album”. The shells are made from a six-ply maple and gumwood combination and come from the revered period of Jasper manufacture. This is a true classic that transcends genres and has stood the test of time.

This kit was also sampled with snare wires off.

YAMAHA*
A high-end kit derived from Yamaha’s* flagship PHX line of drums that launched back in the 1970s. It was designed to capture every nuance of performance, with a bright sound that is lively and almost has a “mix-ready” quality to its tone. Hybrid Maple shells consist of seven plies: paired maple plies inside and out, with a core triple sandwich of maple-wenge-maple. These drums are at the apex of engineering and quality

LUDWIG* 1967
1967 was the last year of Ludwig’s* production of shells in three ply mahogany and poplar. The combination of shell construction and the baseball bat bearing edges give an extremely fat tone that typifies the drums of the 1950s through the early to mid 1960s.

LUDWIG* 1971
Considered some of Ludwig’s* best-ever shells and highly sought after. From 1968 through 1976, the three-ply shells changed to a maple poplar construction, resulting in a slightly more edgy timbre. The drums were damped during the session to create that classic early ‘70s sound.

LUDWIG* 1977
As rock music got louder, Ludwig* changed the construction of their drums to keep up. Shells produced from 1976 are six-ply construction with a 45 degree bearing edge, creating a brighter sound that cuts through better i all frequencies. Great for rock but also for big band jazz and, well, any genre. The toms partnered with the Gretsch* kick drum create the classic Buddy Rich sound in Bob Rock’s jazz preset.

This kit was also sampled with snare wires off.

AYOTTE*
One of the most well known Canadian drum manufacturers. Shells are 100% hard rock maple and date from the earlier years of Ayotte* drum production, widely considered as their best. Recorded with the giant 26″ ported Ludwig* kick drum, it creates a formidable combination.

PREMIER* 202 OUTFIT
The mono kit. A classic British three-ply mahogany drum kit by the foremost British drum manufacturer famously endorsed by Keith Moon, Nicko McBrain, Mitch Mitchell and Phil Collins (to name a few).

INSTRUMENT LIST

MAIN SDX.

KIT 1
GRETSCH* HYBRID & GRETSCH* HYBRID SNARE WIRES OFF

KICK
14×26″ Ludwig* ’70s 3-Ply Maple
(snare wires on and off)

SNARE
7×14″ Dunnett Cast Bronze
(snare wires on and off)

HI-HATS
15″ Sabian* Artisan

RIDE
24″ Sabian* HHX Legacy Ride

CYMBAL 2
20″ Sabian* AAX Vault Crash

CYMBAL 5
20″ Sabian* Artisan Brilliant Crash

RACK TOM 1
9×13″ Gretsch* USA Custom Stop Sign Badge
(snare wires on and off)

RACK TOM 2
10×14″ Gretsch* USA Custom Stop Sign Badge
(snare wires on and off)

FLOOR TOM 1
16×16″ Gretsch* USA Custom Stop Sign Badge
(snare wires on and off)

FLOOR TOM 2
18×16″ Gretsch* USA Custom Stop Sign Badge
(snare wires on and off)

EXTRA KICKS
14×26″ Ludwig* ’70s 3-Ply Maple 2
14×24″ Ludwig* Vistalite
(snare wires on and off)
14×24″ Dunnett Titanium
(snare wires on and off)

EXTRA SNARE
6.5×14″ Brady Sheoak
(snare wires on and off)

KIT 2
YAMAHA*

KICK
14×24″ Yamaha* Absolute Maple Hybrid

SNARE
5.5×14″ Tama* Bell Brass

SIDE SNARE
14×5″ Ludwig* Vintage Acrolite

HI-HATS
16″ Sabian* Artisan Light Hats

RIDE
22″ Sabian* HHX Legacy Heavy Ride

CYMBAL 2
21″ Sabian* HHX Legacy Crash

CYMBAL 3
6 and 8″ Stacked Sabian* AAX Aero Splashes

CYMBAL 4
20″ Sabian* HHX Legacy Crash

CYMBAL 5
18″ Sabian* AAX Vault Crash

RACK TOM 1
8×12″ Yamaha* Absolute Maple Hybrid

RACK TOM 2
9×13″ Yamaha* Absolute Maple Hybrid

FLOOR TOM 1
15×16″ Yamaha* Absolute Maple Hybrid

FLOOR TOM 2
18×16″ Yamaha* Absolute Maple Hybrid

KIT 3
LUDWIG* 1967

KICK
14×22″ Ludwig* ’60s Mahogany/Poplar

SNARE
6.5×14″ Ludwig* Black Beauty

HI-HATS
15″ Sabian* Crescent Fat Hats

RIDE
24″ Sabian* AA Bash Ride

CYMBAL 2
21″ Sabian* HHX Evolution Crash

CYMBAL 4
18″ Sabian* HHX Manhattan Crash

RACK TOM 1
9×13″ Ludwig* Mahogany/Poplar

FLOOR TOM 1
16×16″ Ludwig* Mahogany/Poplar

KIT 4
LUDWIG* 1971

KICK
14×22″ Ludwig* ’70s Maple/Poplar

SNARE
14×5″ Dunnett Maple Prototype with wood hoops

HI-HATS
14″ Zildjian* 1970s Canadian K

RIDE
20″ Sabian* Artisan Light Ride with Moongel

CYMBAL 1
18″ Sabian* HH Dark Artisan Crash with Moongel

CYMBAL 3
18″ Sabian* HH Dark Crash with Moongel

CYMBAL 4
18″ Sabian* AAX Medium Crash with Moongel

RACK TOM 1
9×13″ Ludwig* Maple/Poplar

FLOOR TOM 1
16×16″ Ludwig* Maple/Poplar

KIT 5
LUDWIG* 1977 & LUDWIG* 1977 SNARE WIRES OFF

KICK
14×24″ Gretsch* USA Custom
(snare wires on and off)

SNARE
5×14″ George Way Dreamtime Blackwood
(snare wires on and off)

HI-HATS
14″ Zildjian* 1960s K Istanbul

RIDE
24″ Sabian* HHX Manhattan Ride

CYMBAL 2
22″ Sabian* HHX Manhattan Ride

CYMBAL 4
20″ Sabian* HHX Groove Ride

RACK TOM 1
9×13″ Ludwig* Maple 6-Ply 1977
(snare wires on and off)

FLOOR TOM 1
16×16″ Ludwig* Maple 6-Ply 1977
(snare wires on and off)

KIT 6
AYOTTE*

KICK
14×26″ Ludwig* ’70s 3-Ply Maple Ported

SNARE
6.5×14″ Dunnett Titanium

HI-HATS
18″ Sabian* HHX Crash Top with 18″ Sabian
HHX Manhattan Crash Bottom

CYMBAL 4
20″ Sabian* AAX Aero Crash

RACK TOM 1
8×10″ Ayotte* Maple 6-Ply
8×8″ Ayotte* Maple 6-Ply

RACK TOM 2
9×12″ Ayotte* Maple 6-Ply

FLOOR TOM 1
16×16″ Ayotte* Maple 6-Ply

FLOOR TOM 2
18×16″ Ayotte* Maple 6-Ply

EXTRA SNARES
8×14″ Dunnett “The Number 1” Stainless Steel
6×14″ Brady Solid Shell Jarrah Wood
6.5×14″ Flavio Cirillo Prototype Snare
6×12″ Brady Solid Shell Jarrah Wood
(snare wires on and off)

EXTRA CYMBALS
20″ Zildjian* K Constantinople with rivets
Sabian* stack with 21″ HHX Evolution Crash
20″ HHX O-Zone Crash/8″ AAX Aero Splash

MONO SDX.

KIT 1
PREMIER* 202 OUTFIT

KICK
14×20″ 1969 Premier* 202 Outfit

SNARE
5×14″ 1973 Ludwig* Acrolite

SNARE
5×14″ 1968 Ludwig* COB Supraphonic

HATS
14″ 60s Zildjian* K Istanbul

RIDE
20″ Zildjian* K Constantinople Ride with three rivets

RACK TOM
8×12″ 1969 Premier* 202 Outfit

FLOOR TOM
16×16″ 1969 Premier* 202 Outfit

*All other manufacturers’ product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Toontrack. See full notice here.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS.
68 GB free hard disk space. 4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM or more recommended).

A working Superior Drummer 3.0 (or above) installation.

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