How to Upgrade from Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0 to 3.2.8
Toontrack Superior Drummer is a powerful and versatile drum software that lets you create realistic and expressive drum tracks in any genre. Whether you are a producer, songwriter, or musician, you can benefit from the high-quality sounds, advanced features, and intuitive workflow of Superior Drummer.
However, if you are still using Superior Drummer 2.0, you might be missing out on some of the improvements and enhancements that have been made in the latest version, 3.2.8. In this article, we will show you how to upgrade from Superior Drummer 2.0 to 3.2.8 and what benefits you can expect from doing so.
Why Upgrade from Superior Drummer 2.0 to 3.2.8?
Superior Drummer 3.2.8 is the most recent update of the software, released in February 2022. It includes several bug fixes and performance improvements that make the software more stable and reliable. Some of the issues that have been resolved in this update are:
MIDI files dragged out from SD3 no longer contain a key signature, so no SysEx track should get created in Cubase (even with the "Auto Dissolve Format 0" Cubase option on).
Alternate Hits on stacked instruments made the instrument become muted after saving and loading a project.
Cancelling the saving/naming of a new MIDI Learn preset would cause a crash.
Dragging an external MIDI file to an empty song track did not change the main tempo of the song track.
Dragging a Groove Part onto a song block did not merge the instrument into the block but would replace the entire block.
These are just some of the examples of the bug fixes that have been implemented in Superior Drummer 3.2.8. You can find the full list of changes in the release notes on the Toontrack website.
But upgrading from Superior Drummer 2.0 to 3.2.8 is not only about fixing bugs. It is also about gaining access to new features and content that have been added since version 2.0. Some of the highlights are:
A completely redesigned interface that is more modern, user-friendly, and customizable.
A new core library that contains over 230 GB of raw, unprocessed drum sounds recorded in 11 different rooms with various microphones and configurations.
A new mixer that offers 35 low-footprint insert effects, routing capabilities, and extensive bleed control.
A new groove engine that allows you to browse, edit, and create MIDI grooves with ease.
A new song track that lets you build your drum arrangements with drag-and-drop functionality and time-stretching options.
A new grid editor that gives you full control over every aspect of your MIDI performance.
A new tracker feature that analyzes any audio file and converts it into a corresponding MIDI groove.
A new tap2find feature that lets you tap your rhythm on your keyboard or pad controller and find matching grooves in the library.
A new macro controls feature that lets you assign multiple parameters to a single knob or slider for quick and easy adjustments.
A new stack feature that lets you layer multiple instruments on a single pad for creative sound design.
As you can see, upgrading from Superior Drummer 2.0 to 3.2.8 will give you a whole new level of functionality and flexibility when it comes to creating drum tracks. You will be able to work faster, easier, and more creatively with Superior Drummer 3.2.8.
How to Upgrade from Superior Drummer 2.0 to 3.2.8?
If you are convinced that upgrading from Superior Drummer 2.0 to 3.2.8 is worth it, you might be wondering how to do it. The good news is that it is very simple and straightforward.
All you need to do is purchase the upgrade product from Toontrack or any authorized dealer. The upgrade product is available as a download or as a boxed version with an installation DVD and a USB drive containing the core library.
The upgrade product requires that you have a registered copy of Superior Drummer 2 aa16f39245