Toontrack Indiependent SDX
for Superior Drummer 2.0
PUT THE I IN INDEPENDENT.
A genuine collection of drums, handpicked for indie music but reaching farther, beyond the divides of a specific genre.
he Indiependent SDX presents an impressive collection of vintage drums recorded at a true landmark in the ever-shifting rock and indie scene of Seattle, WA – the Avast! Recording Co. For the past twenty years, this seemingly modest studio has left sonic footprints not only in recent music history but a vivid dent on culture as we know it. And even if bands like Fleet Foxes, Death Cab for Cutie and Band of Horses went on to greatly transcend any studio or sound, there’s a special something attributed to anything that exits these doors. Welcome to possibly the world’s most genuine and unique collection of drum samples – handpicked for indie music but reaching farther, beyond the divides of a specific genre. Put the I in independent. Because that’s what Superior Drummer 2 offers – the powerful framework to translate what you hear in your head into reality.
The Indiependent SDX comes from the same sessions as the widely popular Indie Folk EZX but features the raw, unprocessed recordings. In addition, it comes with two extra complete kits, several additional instruments and a total of sixteen mixer channels. All in all, you get five complete kits of impeccable, all-vintage and rare drums showcasing an incredible range and detail. Mint condition kits from the ’40s through the ’60s, all captured in the balanced ambience of the Avast! room using top-tier microphones and carefully selected chains of outboard. Add to that the subtle saturation of one of the thirteen ever made Trident A-Range consoles and you have the key components in the Indiependent SDX – a collection of drum sounds firmly rooted in indie music but seeping its way through any limitations a genre might imply.
• Vintage drums from the ’40s through the ’60s
• Five full kits sampled with sticks (Gretsch, Slingerland, WFL, Ludwig and Sonor)
• One full kit sampled with mallets (Gretsch)
• Approx. 25 GB of raw, unprocessed drum sounds
• 10 mix-ready kit presets
• Recorded at Avast! Recording Co. in Seattle, WA
• Produced and engineered by Kevin Suggs
• Drums sampled by Stephen Belans
• Included MIDI library performed by Thomas Hedlund
INDIEPENDENT SDX – WALKTHROUGH
Meet the recording team and learn all about the Indiependent SDX for Superior Drummer 2. The amazing collection of instruments, the mixer, the presets!
INDIEPENDENT SDX – INSPIRATION
Here’s a Spotify play list including some tracks recorded at the amazing Avast! Recording Co. plus some other songs that influenced us for this project. It’s collaborative – add your favorite tracks!
SIGNAL CHAINS / MIXER CHANNELS
Kick in: Beyerdynamic M88 –> Trident A-Range –> Distressor
Kick Out: Neumann U47 Fet –> Trident A-Range
Kick Sub: NS-10 Speaker –> Trident A-Range
Kick Far: Sony C500 –> Trident A-Range
Snare top: Shure SM57 –> Trident A-Range –> Distressor
Snare Bottom: Shure SM57 –> Trident A-Range
Hi-Hat: Beyerdynamic 160 –> API 3114 –> Massenburg GML8200 EQ
Racktom: Sennheiser 421 –> Trident A-Range
Floortom: Sennheiser 421 –> Trident A-Range
OH: Neumann U87 –> Trident A-Range
OH Coles: Coles 4038 –> API 3124
Amb Coles: Coles 4038 –> Summit Audio TPA 200A –> Urei 1178
Amb Mid: Neumann U87 –> Summit Audio TPA 200B
Amb Far: Charter Oak SA538 –> Trident A-Range –> Urei 1176
Amb Mono: RCA 44 –> Neve 1073 –> Urei 1176
Mono Kit: AKG 414 –> Neve 1073 –> Distressor
20 GB of free hard disk space, DVD drive, 2 GB RAM.
A working Superior Drummer 2.3 (or above) installation.