For this SDX, the team returned to Fredrik Thordendal’s studio 33 in Stockholm, Sweden. A total of five sets were recorded, each representing a key branch in the lineage of classic hard rock and heavy metal from the late 1960s to the 1980s. 

With two recorded tom configurations for each kit—one open and one muted—this SDX covers every blind spot in between, giving you the source material to build genre-transcending drum mixes from awesome and thunderous to muted, tight, and fast drums for any style. 

Features of Area 33 Origin SDX

  • Takes you back to the formative years of heavy metal
  • Five meticulously recorded drum sets representing key eras
  • Two tom configurations (open and muted) for each kit
  • Classic close-mic technique combined with additional microphones at each position
  • Mono and stereo perspectives for each drum and cymbal
  • 11 ambiance microphones capturing the unique 33-drum room character
  • Allows you to create genre-transcending drum mixes
  • Captures the essence of classic rock and heavy metal
  • Created by a team with carte blanche for studio time and percussion choices

Technical Details & System Requirements

  • Developer: Toontrack
  • Format: SOUNDBANK for Superior Drummer
  • Quality: 16-bit 44.1 kHz stereo
  • Download Size: 121.68 GB + 19.3 MB MIDI
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
  • Approximately 131 GB of free hard drive space is required.
  • 8 GB RAM (16 GB RAM or more recommended).
  • The library works in Superior Drummer 3.3.6 and higher.

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