Toontrack – Metal Machinery SDX v1.5 (SUPERIOR DRUMMER)


Toontrack – Metal Machinery SDX v1.5 (SUPERIOR DRUMMER)

This SDX extension for Superior Drummer 2 contains original recordings of the best and most popular drum sets on the market. What sets it apart from the EZX version is that the SDX sounds are raw without post-processing, that is, the source material was recorded directly in the studio. It comes with a fundamentally the same set of tools, as well as with a regular set of presets bank.

Sessions were held in Los Angeles at “Henson Recording Studios”. Previously, they were called A & M studios and their equipment had been used by the recording industry for the last several decades. Here, mixed and recorded their pioneering works Metallica, Soundgarden, Kiss, Pearl Jam, and others.
The record was attended by a man who does not need to be represented in the metal world – Andy Sneap. Producing and mixing albums with some of the best-selling modern metal bands / artists such as Testament, Megadeth, Accept and Killswitch Engage, Snip has played an important role in shaping the sound of metal, as we know it in the new millennium.
This library includes three complete installations, a wide range of plates and a total of seven drum snares recorded using the best equipment. The Studio B room, lined with concrete, produces a solid but still deep and precise tone, which makes it an ideal sound medium for large, reverberating rock and metal drums. This room really reveals the very essence and the original nature of these instruments.
This is more than just a collection of drums for rock and metal. Thanks to the powerful tools of the Superior Drummer, this is a blank canvas of the best raw materials, ready for use and forming a truly unique sound.


Kick R in: Shure SM91
Kick R in 2: Audix D6 / AKG D12 on Stainless Steel
Kick R out: Yamaha Sub Kick
Kick L in: Shure SM91
Kick L in 2: Audix D6 / AKG D12 on Stainless Steel
Kick L out: Yamaha Sub Kick
Snare top Shure SM57
Snare top 2: Beyerdynamic M 201
Snare Bottom: Shure SM57
Hi-Hat: Shure SM7B
Toms: Sennheiser MD 421
Cymbals / ride close: Neumann KM184
OH: AKG C414
Room Mono: Neumann CMV3
Room mid: RCA77 Ribbon
Room far: Neumann U67


(DS = Drumsticks, HR = Rods, BR = Brushes, FM = Felt mallets, NS = Sticks with no snares, ALL = All tools)

Kick drums

14 × 26 “Ludwig Stainless Steel
18 × 22 “Tama Starclassic Quilted Sapele Bubinga
18 × 24 “Tama Starclassic BubingaSnare drums
6.5 × 14 “Dunnett Titanium (DS)
6.5 × 14 “Ludwig 402 Supraphonic (DS)
6.5 × 14 “Ludwig Black Beauty (DS)
6.5 × 14 “Sonor Artist Bronze (DS)
6.5 × 14 “Tama Bell Brass (DS)
6 × 14 “Tama Warlord Masai Bubinga (DS)
7 × 14 “Tama John Tempesta Signature Series (DS)


14 “Zildjian Avedis Mastersound (DS)
14 “Zildjian Prototype Mastersound (DS)
14 “Zildjian Z Custom Mastersound (DS)


10 × 12 “Tama Starclassic Bubinga (DS)
10 × 12 “Tama Starclassic Bubinga Quilted Sapele (DS)
12 × 15 “Ludwig Stainless Steel (DS)
9 × 10 “Tama Starclassic Bubinga (DS)
9 × 10 “Tama Starclassic Bubinga Quilted Sapele (DS)


14 × 14 “Tama Starclassic Bubinga Quilted Sapele (DS)
14 × 16 “Tama Starclassic Bubinga (DS)
14 × 20 “Tama Starclassic Bubinga Gong Bassdrum (DS)
16 × 16 “Ludwig Stainless Steel (DS)
16 × 16 “Tama Starclassic Bubinga Quilted Sapele (DS)
16 × 18 “Ludwig Stainless Steel (DS)
16 × 18 “Tama Starclassic Bubinga (DS)

Ride cymbals

22 “Zildjian A Ping Ride – Brilliant Finish (DS)
22 “Zildjian Earth Ride (DS)
22 “Zildjian Z3 Rock Ride (DS) Crash cymbals
16 “Zildjian Prototype Medium Thin Crash (DS)
17 “Zildjian Z3 Prototype Crash (DS)
18 “Zildjian Prototype Medium Crash (DS)
18 “Zildjian Z3 Medium Crash (DS)
18 “Zildjian Z3 Prototype Medium Crash (DS)
19 “Zildjian Prototype Medium Crash (DS)
19 “Zildjian Prototype Medium Thin Crash (DS)
19 “Zildjian Z3 Thrash Ride (DS)
20 “Zildjian Prototype Medium Crash (DS)
20 “Zildjian Z3 Prototype Medium Crash (DS)

Chinese cymbals

14 “Zildjian Oriental Trash China (DS)
19 “Zildjian Prototype China (DS)
19 “Zildjian Z3 China (DS)
20 “Zildjian Oriental Trash China – Mallet (Stick)

Splash cymbals

10 “Zildjian Prototype Splash (DS)


14 “Oriental Trash / 16” Zildjian Prototype Medium Thin Crash (DS)
16 “Zildjian Prototype Medium Thin / 19” Zildjian Z3 China (DS)
18 “Zildjian Prototype Medium Thin / 19” Zildjian Z3 China (DS)

Publisher : Toontrack
Website : Toontrack
Format : SUPERIOR DRUMMER 2.4.1+
Quality : 24 bit 44.1 kHz stereo