Toontrack Roots SDX - Brushes, Rods, and Mallets (Boxed)

Expansion Pack for Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0, Recorded by Roy "Futureman" Wooten in Blackbird Studio Nashville, TN - Mac/PC AAX, RTAS, VST, AU
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Toontrack Roots SDX - Brushes, Rods, and Mallets (Boxed)
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Expand Your Drum Sample Collection with Brushes, Rods, and Mallets

Note: This expansion pack requires Superior Drummer 2 software.

Whether you are recording jazz, blues, hip hop, or rock, you need Toontrack SDX Roots - Brushes, Rods & Mallets Drum Sample Expansion Pack. What originally started out as a jazz drum project quickly morphed into a utilitarian collection of killer drum samples using brushes, mallets and mallets. Recorded at the world-famous Blackbird Studios in Nashville by Roy "Futureman" Wooten SDX Roots - Brushes, Rods & Mallets features world-class microphones, recording equipment and drums to make your drum tracks sound better than ever.

Toontrack SDX Roots - Brushes, Rods & Mallets Drum Sample Expansion Pack at a Glance:
  • Premium drum samples from legendary Blackbird Studios in Nashville
  • World-class mic selection
  • Multiple kicks, snares, and cymbals
Premium drum samples from legendary Blackbird Studios in Nashville

Toontrack SDX Roots - Brushes, Rods & Mallets was recorded in the world-famous Blackbird Studios in Nashville, TN. A recording destination for the who's who of the music industry, Blackbird Studios is known for its massive microphone collection, around 1400 mics, and selection of the best recording gear through out the ages.

World-class mic selection

The mic set up used to record Toontrack SDX Roots - Brushes, Rods & Mallets is amazing, thanks to the massive collection at Blackbird Studios. Multiples of mics were used on every drum, 16 mono channels were used, as well as 7 stereo channels. The mics used ranged from Shure SM57s, to the vintage AKG 19, and a pair of Telefunken 251s. The speaker from a Yamaha NS-10 studio monitor was even used, it was flipped out of phase to produce enhanced lower frequencies of kick drums. Very cool. You'll love the flexibility and choices available to mix and match not only drums, but mics in the SDX Roots - Brushes, Rods & Mallets expansion pack.

Multiple kicks, snares, and cymbals

The SX Roots - Brushes, Rods & Mallets expansion pack features kits recorded with five kick drums, four toms and a large selection of cymbals sampled in extreme detail to work with the most advanced drum sampler engine on the planet, Superior Drummer 2.0.

Toontrack SDX Roots - Brushes, Rods & Mallets Drum Sample Expansion Pack Features:
  • High-quality drum samples for Superior Drummer 2.0
  • Recorded at legendary Blackbird Studios
  • Kits recorded with large selection of drums and cymbals
  • A total of 23 separately recorded, tweakable channels available in the mixer
  • Samples played by Roy "Futureman" Wooten
Toontrack SDX Roots - Brushes, Rods & Mallets Drum Sample Expansion Pack Included Samples:

CYMBAL SET

  • Pos1: 22" K Zildjian Constantinople Medium
  • Pos2: Bosphorus Ferit Series
  • Pos3: 22" K Zildjian Constantinople Light
  • Pos4: 22" Sabian HHX Manhattan Ride
HI-HAT
  • 14" Masterworks Meritamon Series
BASS DRUMS
  • 18" Pearl Reference Series with closed heads
  • 22" Gretsch USA Custom Series
  • 22" Ludwig Maple Psychedelic
  • 22" Damped Ludwig Maple Psychedelic
  • 28" Camco
SNARE DRUMS
  • Pearl 50th anniversary Solid Maple Shell (#3 of 100 ever made)
TOMS
  • 10" Gretsch USA Custom Series
  • 12" & 14" Pearl Reference Series
  • 16" Slingerland Radio king
Toontrack SDX Roots - Brushes, Rods & Mallets Drum Sample Expansion Pack Specifications:
  • Requires 36GB of hard disk space as well as a working Superior Drummer 2.3 installation
  • System requirements PC: Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7, 2 GHz Pentium 4 or Athlon with 1.5 GB RAM (multi-core CPU with 2 GB or more recommended)
  • System requirements Mac: Mac OSX 10.4 (Tiger) or higher, 2 GHz G5 with 1.5 GB RAM (multi-core CPU with 2 GB or more recommended)
The Toontrack SDX Roots - Brushes, Rods & Mallets expansion pack gives you great drum sounds from the world-class Blackbird Studios and Roy "Futureman" Wooten!

Additional Media

Virtual Instrument Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Software Type Brush, Rod and Mallet Expansion pack
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Expansion for Superior Drummer 2.0
Download/Boxed Boxed (DVD)
Bit Depth 32-bit, 64-bit
Format AAX, VST, AU, RTAS
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel processor, 2GB RAM minimum, 4GB free hard disk space (64GB for full installation)
Hardware Requirements - PC Pentium 4/Athlon processor or higher, 2GB RAM minimum, 4GB free hard disk space (64GB for full installation)
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.6 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 or later
Manufacturer Part Number TT158

Customer Reviews

3.5/5
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5/5

Excellent, versatile, and essential drum set sounds

This was purchased soon after my acquisition of the outstanding Roots SDX - Sticks. It has such great sound and attention to detail. Works well for softer music (e.g., anything acoustic, jazz trio, ballads). It may be considered a "jazz drum set" sample pack but it's so much more...works well in many genres. Highly recommended!
Music background: Hobbyist for 30+ years
2/5

Not the best

I've purchased both EZ Drummer and Superior Drummer, along with several expansions like Jazz EZX, Indie Folk EZX, and both Roots SDX packs. I was excited about the Roots packs because they were performed by the same drummer that did the Jazz EZX pack (which has been my personal overall favorite in terms of sound and midi quality). However, after installing Roots Sticks SDX and Roots Brushes Rods and Mallets SDX, I was rather disappointed. The included combined presets are completely out of control and cause major clipping without significant tweaks. On top of that, the midi is not nearly as varied as I've come to expect from Toontrack. The sound quality of the samples is rather good however.
See also: Drum Software, Toontrack, Toontrack Virtual Instruments: Drum & Rhythm