Two studios. Two engineers. All the death and darkness you can take.
The Death & Darkness SDX merges two world-class studios with two of today’s most in-demand modern metal producers: Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, Whitechapel, Coal Chamber) and Tue Madsen (Meshuggah, Behemoth, Hatesphere). Combined, it gives you a truly diverse and all-encompassing collection of drums designed to cater to any facet of today’s fragmented scene – from the most brutal, blast beat-ridden and breakneck-speed death metal to hardhitting metalcore, hardcore and all the fusion-inspired hybrids of progressive metal.
The SDX was configured as two separate libraries, one for each studio. The ‘Death’ portion of the SDX was recorded by Mark Lewis at his choice studio, the Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas. The Ranch’s perfectly crafted Vincent van Haaff-designed main room offers second-to-none acoustics – pristine and distinct but still dense and with a warm, resonant and balanced natural reverb.
To contrast, the ‘Darkness’ part of the SDX offers a completely different experience – a darker, less polished and more raw-natured tone of drums. It was recorded in the empty swimming pool in Tue’s longtime and muchlegendary Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark. With the reflective surface of the hard tile walls and floor in the pool combined with the surrounding room’s brick structure and high ceiling, the ambience of this unique room heard on countless albums is unlike any other.
Welcome to two studios, two schools of modern engineering and an almost insurmountable amount of drums ready for you to hone, mold and shape to literally anything you can imagine sound-wise. Get ready to produce drum mixes that have the power to pierce and cut through any thick wall of guitars or extremely layered production.
Nine complete kits
A total of 19 bass drums, 19 snare drums, 35 cymbals and more
Recorded at two different studios: Sonic Ranch, TX, (by Mark Lewis) and Antfarm Studios, Denmark, (by Tue Madsen)
Sampled with extreme attention to detail and articulation
Configured as a two SDXs, one for each studio
Includes custom mix presets engineered by Mark Lewis and Tue Madsen
‘Death’ library sampled by legendary drummer Sean Reinert (Death, Cynic)
Includes MIDI performed by Sean Reinert and Jay Postones (TesseracT)
A working Superior Drummer® 3 (or above) is required for using the SDX expansions.
- free disc space, depending on library size
- Windows 7 or higer,
- Mac OS X 10.6 or higer
- 4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM or more recommended).
- Internet Connection
An internet connection is required to authorize / activate the product.