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Toontrack – Superior Drummer v3.3.1 Update STANDALONE, VSTi, VSTi3, AAX* x64

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.

What’s new?

Release notes for Superior Drummer 3.3.1


CHANGES
Settings
Restoring the factory MIDI database (under Advanced) now attempts to preserve all user-added MIDI libraries.


BUG FIXES
General
Adding or deleting the VST 3 plug-in in Cakewalk could cause a crash.
In REAPER on Windows, it should now be possible to drag MIDI from DAW tracks (by holding ctrl+alt) directly to the plug-in.
Song Track
Recording MIDI while having the Grid Editor open caused a crash.
Edit Play Style
In the context menu for instruments in Edit Play Style, the quantize options for triplets and 1/32 did not quantize correctly.
Changing velocity in Edit Play Style and then selecting another song block should no longer cause a crash.
Drum Tab
Fixed a potential crash when previewing hi-hats from another library.
It should no longer crash if you try to stack instruments and SD3 reaches the internal limit for number of mics. Instead of a dialog is shown.
Grooves Tab
The internal MIDI database change that happened in version 3.3.0 would delete all databases for user-added MIDI libraries as well as all favorite marks (stars) in them. Now when such upgrades are performed (for example from 3.2.8 to 3.3.1), all those libraries and the favorites should be preserved.
The e-drum preset indicator was never shown on third-party MIDI folders (those that have been installed in the same location as Toontrack MIDI libraries).
tracker
Trying to load broken/empty/unsupported audio files should no longer cause crashes.
installer
On Windows, the standalone was installed in an unexpected directory on some localized systems in some circumstances.

Factory library:
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

FAQ
How to install the factory library?

1. 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).
2. Download the Superior Drummer 3 Library Update v1.2.0 and run Sound Updater.exe (Windows) or Sound Updater.app (MacOSX)
3. After the update, launch SD3 , click Settings – Libraries / Paths – Add Library Path(s) … – and select the SL-SuperiorDrummer3 folder

How to add additional SDX libraries?

1. From the list of distributions of SDX libraries, which is presented here, download only the folder with the name SL-( library name )
2. Run SD3 , press Settings – Libraries/Paths – Add Library Path(s)… – and select folder SL-( library name )
– It is possible to add all downloaded additional libraries with one click: Create a folder (for example) SDX Library , in we throw all the 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:
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How to add midi grooves to Superior Drummer 3?

1. Download distribution Drums MIDI Pack
For Windows users:
2a. On the path C:\ProgramData\Toontrack\EZdrummer\ completely replace the MIDI folder with the folder from the downloaded image
* ( if there is no EZdrummer folder, then you need to create it )
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For Mac OS X Users
2b. On the path /Library/Application Support/EZDrummer/ completely replace the MIDI folder with the folder from the downloaded image
* ( if there is no EZDrummer folder, then you need to create it )
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3. After that open Superior Drummer 3 , click: Settings > Advanced > Restore MIDI Database…
4. In the Grooves tab , in the list of midi-groove libraries from Platinum Samples and Groove Monkee, where there are orange folders with an exclamation point, click Add Database .
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– If you want the MIDI folder to be in a different location, move this folder and after opening SD3 , in the Grooves tab you will find the error No MIDI library found
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click on Libraries Settings and in the Additional Libraries tab select a new location for the MIDI folder ( Attention! You need to choose not the MIDI folder, but the directory in which the MIDI folder is located) ( and restart Superior )
For Windows users:
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For MacOSX users:
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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:
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– If you want the folder for the EZX and MIDI libraries to be in a different 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
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click on Libraries Settings and in the tab Additional Libraries select the folder with libraries EZX Library , reboot Superior.
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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:
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– If you want the folder for the EZX and MIDI libraries to be in a different 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 ( /Library/Application Support/ EZDrummer/ ). After opening SD3 , in the Grooves tab you will find the error No MIDI library found
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click on Libraries Settings and in the tab Additional Libraries select the folder with libraries EZX Library , reboot Superior.
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Can’t find 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 following message appears when loading the plugin:
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Run the following commands in the terminal:

The code:
sudo codesign –force –deep –sign – /Applications/Toontrack/Superior\ Drummer\ 3.app
The code:
sudo codesign –force –deep –sign – /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/Superior\ Drummer\ 3.component
The code:
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:
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This 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:
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Often the plugin is automatically installed in the folder: C:\Program Files\Steinberg\VSTPlugins\Toontrack
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To correct the situation, it is necessary to move the plugin with the new version to the desired directory with the replacement.

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
 
List of distributions of SDX libraries

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