Looking for SDX Recommendations

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frank1985
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596 posts since 4 Jun, 2018 from Wiltshire, Uk

Post Tue May 10, 2022 1:54 pm

I just purchased the SD3 crossgrade and am looking to buy my first expansion.

IYO which is the most versatile kit of the lot?

I'd say my style is a cross between Sabbath and Pink Floyd, but I occasionally venture off into other tangents as well like ambient and blues. Basically i'm after a kit that can do the light and shade thing well...

Edit: the less space required on my ssd drive the better!
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jamcat
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2064 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Tue May 10, 2022 2:22 pm

Pink Sabbath?
Black Floyd?

Do you prefer Syd Dio or Ozzy Gilmour?


You might like Decades, Roots, or Custom & Vintage.
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zvenx
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11107 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Post Tue May 10, 2022 2:41 pm

Not really genres I know that much about.
That said, I think the newer SDX's (SD3 Core, Decades, Death and Darkness, Rooms of Hansa, Legacy of Rock and Fields of Rocks) are in a completely different league than what was there before.

I would suggest you listen to the demos of Death and Darkness, Legacy of Rock, Fields of Rock and maybe just maybe Rooms of Hansa).

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briefcasemanx
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1108 posts since 28 Jul, 2006

Post Tue May 10, 2022 8:17 pm

Fields of Rock.

frank1985
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Post Tue May 10, 2022 8:46 pm

Thanks for the suggestions - Tbh I'm surprised at how much SSD space is required for some of these - I knew itd be a lot but not to the extent of 160-185gb. Is it possible to reduce this in any way, as with the core library (i.e. omitting the surround mics?)

Something like the rock foundry (65gb but even that's pushing it) or one volume of new York studios would a bit more manageable.

How does the core library of SD3 hold up to the older releases like new York studios?

jbraner
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1392 posts since 8 Jan, 2003 from Edinburgh

Post Fri May 13, 2022 9:53 am

You can do smaller installs that don't install all the channels (to use less space) - but you lose the "bleeds" if you do this.
I agree with zvenx - the newest ones are great. I wouldn't worry about the names - I think "drums are drums" and you can use any of these kits for any type of music.
I personally like the darkness kits (I don't even know what death and darkness types of music are) and Fields of Rock.
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noiseboyuk
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3845 posts since 25 Jan, 2007

Post Fri May 13, 2022 10:12 am

jbraner wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 9:53 am You can do smaller installs that don't install all the channels (to use less space) - but you lose the "bleeds" if you do this.
There are some of the most important bleeds in the basic installs - true of the SD3 core library anyway. I only have the Basic and Room mics installed for the core library and have pretty all the bleed control I need tbh.
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jbraner
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Post Fri May 13, 2022 10:39 am

Well, that's good then - I couldn't remember if the bleeds get installed with the "basic" install.
I've just got the full installation ;)
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