Superior Drummer preset for you guys to download! (Avatar, the one I used on Cassini)

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  1. C2Aye

    C2Aye has the groove.

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    Hey there ss.org'ers! Since I've started work on my new EP, I felt the new to update my drum mix and try out new sounds since I felt I had used my old preset to death. Now that I've done that, I thought it would let you guys download the preset. It is exactly the same one that I used on my album Cassini and everything is the stock Avatar kit and done in the SD2 mixer so it's ready to throw into a mix, although I would strongly recommend tweaking it to your liking :yesway:

    Download it here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/39302626/Cassini SD2 Preset.rar

    Here's a clip of the preset in action: Cassini Superior Drummer 2 Preset Demo by C2Aye on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free

    To use the preset, just click 'Load Project' from the 'Load/Save' drop down menu and select the preset from the folder you have it saved! Couldn't be simpler!

    If you want to hear it in a mix, just listen to any of my latest songs on soundcloud or my album Cassini

    P.S. This clips like shit, what I do is turn down my master when it comes to rendering the whole track and get the volume up in the mastering stage as well as limiting it. Or you know, you can tweak the preset and fix the mess I made :lol:
     
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    Larcher fpoon Contributor

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    sounds guuuuuud
     
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    GTailly Intellect's Minion

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    Sounds huge man! Likin' it.
     
  4. Kurkkuviipale

    Kurkkuviipale Another Sinking ....

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    It comes with a challenge: Try to cut out that ring from the snare. :lol:

    Seriously though, this is really nice. Nice to see someone contrib00ting, happens pretty rarely around...
     
  5. C2Aye

    C2Aye has the groove.

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    Cheers guys, I think I gave this preset a good run for its money! And cheers Joel, I was always planning on giving this one away once I changed up, hopefully it will help a few people. And if I could, I would make that snare ring out FORVER AND EVER :lol:

    More tips, if it doesn't sound good in your mixes keep in mind that I've done everything to suit the way I record so it'll be worth tweaking. Also, if you use this preset for a tune or mixtest, post your results here, I'm curious to hear what it's like out of my hands!
     
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    Sweet, I'll play around with this for sure.
     
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    dbrozz SS.org Regular

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    thanks for sharing brotha :metal:
     
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    philoking SS.org Regular

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    Thanks for the preset! Let's hear it in a mix?
     
  9. C2Aye

    C2Aye has the groove.

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    Sweet man, make sure to post anything you come up with :)

    No worries, enjoy the preset! :)

    Well um...

    :lol: But since you asked nicely, here's the second track 'Orion' from my album Cassini http://dl.dropbox.com/u/39302626/02 Orion.mp3
     
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    Kurkkuviipale Another Sinking ....

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    Actually there are several ringing frequencies. I took a quick look at the snare and figured out the frequencies (or the most dominant ones):
    1st: 243hz-260hz
    2nd: 345hz-355hz
    3rd: 453hz
    4th: 490hz

    Just thought if someone wants to give the snare a little surgery, there's your frequencies you want to look @. Also: They are characteristic to the snare Sithu is using (Slingerland 70's) so those frequencies apply if you're dealing with that snare anyway. What you wanna do is to take an EQ with an ability to go really high q-ratios and make a notch that takes about 18db (I found that even more was required to the first ring) out of those frequencies.

    :)
     
  11. C2Aye

    C2Aye has the groove.

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    Thanks Joel, that was really good of you to do. :yesway:

    So now those of you who don't like the ring in the snare know what to do now! You can also experiment with different snares as well. I picked the Slingerland 70's because of the big, low sound as the resonance but that won't be to everyone's tastes I'm sure. Feel free to experiment as I made this preset for use in my album.
     
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    dreamermind Steel Panther Fan

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    thanks you so much for the preset man! my ears have a boner now! I love your music and you (no homo) !
     
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    Did you use some special tool to figure it out, or was it just basic EQ with high q and some 'seek and destroy'?
     
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    Kurkkuviipale Another Sinking ....

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    It's in the blood...

    jk, I used MAnalyzer by Melda Plugins.
     
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    Enselmis SS.org Regular

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    Is it just me or do those Melda plugins eat up an absurd amount processing power? Especially when compared to the native Reaper plugins such as ReaEQ and ReaComp.

    I'll have a fiddle around with that preset later this evening.
     
  16. C2Aye

    C2Aye has the groove.

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    No worries, and I'm glad you're enjoying the preset :)

    And thanks, appreciate that you like my music too :D

    Joel actually sees different frequencies as colours of the visible spectrum. True facts.

    I'm having no trouble with them, just used them in my new drum mix which I'll be posting a mixtest for shortly!

    Feel free to use the preset to your heart's content and I WANT TO HEAR CLIPSGODAMMIT :lol:
     
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    Yea, you gotta have some cool super ability before Stillwell does you a custom compressor (the one with threshold knob going below zero).
     
  18. C2Aye

    C2Aye has the groove.

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    Compressing silence requires such powers :)

    Hope you guys are enjoying the preset!
     
  19. Fiction

    Fiction For Mod

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    Nice preset mayne! I'll be using this as a guideline, everything sounds awesome to my ears but i'll probably tweak the snare a bit. The toms I can never tweak to how I want, and you've managed to get pretty close with the toms.

    I'd record something but my 7 is in pieces and my cheap 6 string is so uninviting for recording.

    Edit: We need a global preset/patch thread
     

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