Toontrack Roots SDX - Sticks (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 - Sticks (Boxed)
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A Massive Collection of Killer Drum Sounds

Note: This expansion pack requires Superior Drummer 2 software.

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

Toontrack SDX Roots - Sticks 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 - Sticks 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 - Sticks 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 - Sticks expansion pack.

Multiple kicks, snares, and cymbals

The SX Roots - Sticks expansion pack features kits recorded with five kick drums, eight snares 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. Musicians at Sweetwater highly recommend Superior Drummer 2.0 as your one-stop-shop for creating drum tracks, and this expansion pack gives you a generous supply of top-notch drum and cymbal sounds.

Toontrack SDX Roots - Sticks Drum Sample Expansion Pack Features:
  • High-quality drum samples for Superior Drummer 2.0
  • Recorded at legendary Blackbird Studios
  • Kits recorded with 5 kick drums, 8 snares, and a large selection of cymbals
  • A total of 23 separately recorded, tweakable channels available in the mixer
  • Samples played by Roy "Futureman" Wooten
Toontrack SDX Roots - Sticks Drum Sample Expansion Pack Included Samples:


  • Pos1: 22" K Zildjian Constantinople Medium
  • Pos2: Bosphorus Ferit Series
  • Pos3: 22" K Zildjian Constantinople Light
  • Pos4: 22" Sabian HHX Manhattan Ride
  • Pos1: 20" Zildjian Sound Effects Oriental Crash of Doom
  • Pos2: 18" Paiste Fast Crash
  • Pos4: 20" Sabian Handhammered HHX Manhattan Ride
  • 14" Masterworks Meritamon Series
  • 14" Zildjian K
  • 18" Pearl Reference Series with closed heads
  • 22" Gretsch USA Custom Series
  • 22" Ludwig Maple Psychedelic
  • 22" Damped Ludwig Maple Psychedelic
  • 28" Camco
  • Pearl 50th anniversary Solid Maple Shell (#3 of 100 ever made)
  • 12" Kaplinger Brass
  • 14x5.5" Ludwig Wood 1964
  • 14x5.5" Damped Ludwig Wood 1964
  • 14x6.5" Yamaha Elvin Jones Signature Series Flat wooden rims
  • 14x7" Leedy
  • 14x7" Leedy Damped
  • 14x3.5" Leedy picollo
  • 10" Gretsch USA Custom Series
  • 12" & 14" Pearl Reference Series
  • 16" Slingerland Radio king
  • 10" Gretsch USA Custom Series
  • 12" Gretsch Stop Sign Badge
  • 14" & 16" Gretch USA Custom Series
  • 14" Rogers
  • 12" Maple Psychedelic
  • 16" Maple Psychedelic
  • 18" Ludwig Classic Maple (New)
  • 14" Muted Rogers
  • 12" Maple Psychedelic
  • 16" Maple Psychedelic
  • 18" Ludwig Classic Maple (New)
The Toontrack SDX Roots - Sticks expansion pack gives you great drum sounds from the world-class Blackbird Studios and Roy "Futureman" Wooten!

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Tech Specs

Software Type SDX Roots Sticks Expansion pack
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Expansion for Superior Drummer 2.0
Download/Boxed Boxed (DVD)
Bit Depth 32-bit, 64-bit
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel-based Duo Core or higher, 2GB RAM minimum
Hardware Requirements - PC Multicore Processor, 2GB RAM minimum
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.6 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 or later
Manufacturer Part Number TT157

Customer Reviews

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Real Drums

Well I've been recording since 2006 with Toontrack drums and after every drum machine and sampler there is nothing like this product on the market real drums real players real every thing when it come to drums for the studio.
Music background: Recording Engineer, Producer, Musician.

Toontracks Roots is fantastic

Roots SDX from Toontracks is one of my favorite drum plugins! The sound quality of the sampled drums is amazing. The variety of pieces in the kit give me great flexibility for song creation. I love Superior Drummer 2's Kits, but this expansion pack works well with my music. The MIDI Library is packed with great grooves. I love the internal mixer. I can quickly dial in hot drums without congesting my host program. There is wonderful integration with Presonus Studio Live One Pro 2.
Music background: Musician, Engineer, Producer

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.
Music background: home recording artist
See also: Drum Software, Toontrack, Toontrack Virtual Instruments: Drum & Rhythm