Roots SDX - Sticks, Software Drum Expansion, Boxed Version


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The Roots SDX is a jazz drum library but with something far bigger; drums that transcend the narrow confines of a genre and rather define an era - an age of music spanning from Jazz, Blues to Hip Hop and Rock.

Made with Blackbird Studio's stock of 1400 Microphones, 35 channels of Pultec EQ, 24 channels of Fairchild compression and hundreds of outboard mic/pre channels including Telefunken, Neve, API, RCA and Chandler. A natural choice for the who's who of the music industry but that it is known to lend a documented bit of magic to every project to ever enter and exit its doors.

World musician Roy "Futureman" Wooten heard every single hit and swirl recorded as part of a larger whole, as part of a musical sequence rather than as a solitary, monotonous hit and that the result permeates every sample with an intensity and force unheard of. These sounds incarnate the past, embody the present and at the same time, they will help you shape the sound of tomorrow through Superior Drummer's endless possibilities.

One of the most comprehensive library of drums ever made, recorded through signal chains of outboard and microphones that would leave even the most seasoned veterans in utter awe.


  • Recorded by Roy "Futureman" Wooten in Blackbird Studio Nashville, TN
  • Approximately 36 GB of raw, unprocessed sounds
  • A total of 23 separately recorded, tweakable channels available in the mixer
  • Custom MIDI included
  • Large selection of different drums and cymbals (Pearl, Gretsch, Ludwig, Zildjian, Paiste)

In the Mixer:

  • 16 mono, 7 stereo
  • Decca Tree (3 mono mics)
  • Acoustic live reverb chamber
  • 3 different ambience stereo mic pairs
  • 3 different OH mics
  • 3 different kick drum mics
  • 3 different snare drums mics
  • 1 extra "trash" mic

Instrument list:

Cymbal Set

  • Pos1: 22" K Zildjian Constantinople Medium
  • Pos2: Bosphorus Ferit Series
  • Pos3: 22" K Zildjian Constantinople Light
  • Pos4: 22" Sabian HHX Manhattan Ride

Cymbal Set 2

  • 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

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)
  • 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)

2 GHz Pentium 4 or Athlon with 1.5 GB RAM (multi-core CPU with 2 GB or more recommended)

2 GHz G5 with 1.5 GB RAM (multi-core CPU with 2 GB or more recommended)
36 GB free hard disc space (9 GB for basic install), DVD drive, a working Superior Drummer® 2.3 installation

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