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SDX Decades by Al Schmitt
release date: 17.09.2019

SDX Decades by Al Schmitt

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Toontrack SDX

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Huge and comprehensive collection of various drums, recorded by Al Schmitt

The Decades SDX was recorded at the renowned Capitol Studios (Los Angeles/USA) and contains a total of 5 different drum sets, all carefully selected to reflect the legendary drum sounds of the countless Grammy-winning milestones of Al Schmitt's 70 decade career. The result is an extremely diverse range of drum sounds with the highest sound quality and unparalleled nuance. These sounds are not only an acoustic legacy of an impressive life's work and over seven decades of successful work and experience at the absolute top of the music industry. They also reflect Al Schmitt's personal selection of the legendary drum sounds that most fully represent his impressive discography and career.

From jazz and big band to rock, fusion, pop, funk and AOR, the Decades SDX offers the authentic drum sounds of all those styles of music that are reflected in Al Schmitt's impressive and unique life's work.

Decades SDX Box and Screen

Feature Spotlight

  • Soundlibrary extension for Superior Drummer 3
  • Recorded and produced by Al Schmitt (23 Grammys as Engineer/Producer)
  • Recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood/Los Angeles, USA
  • 5 complete drum sets and a large selection of additional snares, bass drums and cymbals
  • 11 drum set configurationsj in elaborate multi-microphony
  • 9 bass drums, 12 snare drums, 4 hi-hats, 28 cymbals, 11 racks, 8 floor toms
  • Drumsets: Slingerland, Leedy, Pearl, Yamaha, Ludwig
  • Includes several legendary original instruments (e.g. Jeff Porcaro's personal snare drum which can be heard on "Rosanna" and "Africa", Steve Ferrone's personal drumset etc.)
  • Includes complete drum sets sampled with brushes and mallets
  • High-quality drumsets from the early 1920s to the late 1990s
  • Includes 42 mix-ready presets perfect for Jazz, Bigband, Rock, Pop, Fusion, Soul, Funk & AOR created by Al Schmitt and Toontrack
  • Recorded with 7 additional room microphones for perfect playback in stereo or up to 9.1 surround systems
  • Contains a very large selection of individually recorded genre-typical MIDI drum grooves/fills for Jazz, Bigband, Rock, Pop, Fusion, Soul, Funk & AOR
  • Download approx. 100GB (compressed with Toontrack's own TCP algorithm)

PLEASE NOTE: The Decades SDX by Al Schmitt is an SDX library that can only be loaded into Superior Drummer 3. Superior Drummer 2.0 is not supported!

With our custom made boxed/shipping version the approx. 100GB large Library Installer is delivered on a 2.5" USB 3.0 portable hard drive - nevertheless you will receive the download license within a few hours after purchase registered in your user account!

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The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europe’s largest independent customer review company.

5.0 of 5  
29.09.2019 Sprache: deutsch

Well selected drum kits with incredible sound details and variants (mallets, brush, wires off)

5.0 of 5  
26.09.2019 Language: englisch

Excellent purchase and service!

4.0 of 5  
24.09.2019 Language: englisch

Decades from Toontrack is t one of the bigest virtual Drums on the Planet. Sound is real and place too. *** *** done grate job.


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

Product activation:
An internet connection is required to authorize / activate the product.