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SDX Expansions

Weaver85Weaver85 Frets: 34
edited May 11 in Studio & Recording
Hey guys, i'm looking for some SDX recommendations to compliment the core library in SD3. Ideally I'd like them to take up as little space as possible. My styles are mainly heavy rock, blues - think a cross between zep, Floyd and Sabbath. 
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1672
    edited May 11
    The core library is very versatile and I can recommend the Groove3 Superior Drummer 3 tutorials. I got a bunch of the Groove3 SD3 tutorials when I think there was a bundle offer. The Groove3 "Recreating the Legends of Drums" tutorial was particularly educational and good fun (link below). It formed the basis of many of my presets for the core library.


    If you're going to get some of the newer SDX expansions it's worth considering their SDX Expansion 3 Pack (link below). You can determine which are the newer expansions because their system requirements state that they need Superior Drummer 3 (or above). The newer expansions are pretty big and typically each require 100GB storage and upwards. Before getting SD3, I upgraded to a new external 4TB hard drive for my music libraries.



    The older SDX expansions are sometimes on offer at a good price, so it's worth waiting for those offers. You can determine which are the older expansions because their system requirements state that they need Superior Drummer 2 (or above). The older expansions aren't so storage intensive.

    Then there's the option option of using EZ Drummer (EZX) expansions, which are less expensive and sometimes on offer. These require less storage space.

    Before deciding, I watched and listened to loads and loads of demos, both on the Toontrack website and also on Youtube (especially Mike Luke).  After much deliberation, I got the following newer SDX expansions for my 3 pack, as I felt these would cover pretty much most things.

    Decades
    Death & Darkness
    Fields Of Rock

    For the styles you describe you might like 'Fields Of Rock' or 'Legacy Of Rock', but I don't own the latter. Best to check the demo videos and audio for yourself.

    It's not a competition.
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  • mrkbmrkb Frets: 3442
    The later SDXs seem to have grown huge in size, and need downloading as one file. The earlier ones has small installation options and only downloaded the data needed for that installation configuration.
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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 1853
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  • duotoneduotone Frets: 702
    https://www.toontrack.com/product/big-rock-drums-ezx/ - Covers Led Zep, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath.
    There is no SDX for this.

    https://www.toontrack.com/product/classic-rock-ezx/ - Covers Led Zep. 
    The SDX (more £ & a much bigger file) for this is https://www.toontrack.com/product/legacy-of-rock-sdx/

    https://www.toontrack.com/product/vintage-rock-ezx/ - Covers Led Zep.
    The SDX (more £ & a much bigger file) for this is https://www.toontrack.com/product/custom-vintage-sdx/

    #8
    Custom & Vintage SDX -> Vintage Rock EZX
    Death and Darkness SDX -> Dark Matter EZX & Death Metal EZX
    Decades SDX -> Big Band EZX
    Indiependent SDX -> Indie Folk EZX
    Legacy of Rock SDX -> Classic Rock EZX
    Metal Machinery SDX -> Metal Machine EZX
    Music City SDX -> Nashville EZX
    Roots SDX -> Jazz EZX
    Progressive Foundry SDX -> Progressive EZX
    Rock Foundry SDX -> Hard Rock EZX
    Rock Warehouse SDX -> Rock Solid EZX
    #9
    New York Studios Vol. 1 SDX -> Pop/Rock EZX
    Metal Foundry SDX -> Metalheads EZX

    See post #8 & #9 for the EZX & SDX equivalents: https://www.vdrums.com/forum/advanced/vst-samples/1252481-sdx-vs-ezx-help
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  • BodBod Frets: 723
    Fields of Rock is one of my favourite SDXs and would tick your boxes except for install size I think - 163GB.
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  • Weaver85Weaver85 Frets: 34
    edited May 13
    Thanks guys...I've had an extensive listen to the demos. I really like fields of rock and Death & Darkness, so I've decided to trade in my current SSD for a 4TB Evo to accommodate those plus the gazillion other samples I own. 
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