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Toontrack updates Superior Drummer to v3.0.3

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Toontrack has updated Superior Drummer to v3.0.3, a pretty big update by the look of the change list below.


  • MIDI In/Out indicators have been added.
  • A mono setting for Cubase has been added (32 mono out instead of 16 stereo).
  • You can now choose how many CPU cores Superior Drummer 3 should use (in Settings > Performance).
  • A setting has been added for opening Macro Controls every time a preset with active controls is loaded.
  • The "Add Instrument" menu now also contains user instruments.
  • The "Show" menu now also contains "MIDI Mapping Keys.".
  • MIDI Mapping Keys visibility is now saved in Properties View presets.
  • Dropping an external MIDI file on the track now gives the option to apply the e-drum transform to it.
  • Recording aftertouch is now supported.
  • CC-controlled hi-hats and snares can now activate stacks of individual articulations.
  • The number of macro controls shown at the same time can now be more than 5, depending on the window width.
  • The mouse pointer now shows a plus sign during copy-drag in the grid editor and the mixer.
  • Tracker: 1/1, 1/2 and 1/2 Triplet have been added to the Select menu.
  • The grid editor now shows flashing dots when notes are played.
  • A "not loaded" indicator has been added to MIDI Mapping Keys.
  • While dragging, you can now open the Song Creator or switch to the Grooves tab by hovering over the button or the tab, respectively.
  • The active library preset is now shown with an asterisk if changes have been made.
  • The active e-drum preset (in Settings) is now shown with an asterisk if changes have been made.
  • The mixer can now autoscroll when effects or sends are dragged.
  • The Grooves browser can now autoscroll when files are dragged to User MIDI.
  • A new e-drum hi-hat pedal preset which closes at 90 has been added - good for some Roland modules.
  • The velocity curve editor now shows incoming MIDI notes and how they are affected.


  • E-drum settings are now saved in projects, but menu options have been added to load the default settings (from the default project, or global e-drum settings in 3.0.2 or earlier).
  • Moving the playhead in the DAW without playing now moves the song track playhead if Follow Host is on.
  • MIDI file division on external drags is now 9600 instead of 960.
  • An "all bleed" bounce through the mixer no longer adds bleed to silent room mics.
  • Tooltip improvements.
  • Many undo events have got better names.
  • Tight and closed settings in e-drums are now better kept when you switch between different number of opennesses (by loading a different hi-hat).
  • Whenever another instance locks us out from accessing the database, a dialog that says "Waiting for another instance of Superior 3 to finish" is shown.
  • Dragging out a single song block from the song track now gives it the name of the block type.
  • Loading a part of a preset no longer changes which preset is shown as the currently loaded one.
  • Track zoom level is now saved in projects.
  • "Search with Tags" can now be used on MIDI files that don't exist in the database.
  • MIDI files dragged from the Grooves browser out from Superior now contain the browser path of the file - can be seen in DAWs.
  • Articulations that contain no sound on their own are now greyed out and disabled in the drum articulations list.
  • An outline is now shown for the send box that is being dragged.
  • Multiple selected user-added mixer channels can now be removed at once with "Remove Channels" in their menus.
  • In percussion pads, remapping of other articulations than the first is no longer allowed.
  • "Superior Drummer 3 Percussion" and "Superior Drummer 3 Electronic Sounds" can no longer be added in Settings > Libraries.
  • Tracker: When adding hits, snap to transients snaps to all transients over the default velocity threshold instead of using the current value.
  • Tracker: Preview of transient now starts earlier and captures more of the note.
  • Tracker: Pressing the stop button in the Tracker now moves the playhead in the same way as in the song track in the other tabs.
  • A custom loop area can now be set even when 'Always loop selected' is on.
  • When recording notes (on the song track or Tap2Find) and clicking an unmapped articulation, the next MIDI-mapped articulation will be recorded instead.
  • Resetting a peak level in the mixer no longer selects the channel.


  • Favorites in Grooves were not properly remembered when the database was rebuilt.
  • Starting multiple instances at the same time when the instrument database was being created for the first time caused a crash.
  • MIDI playback is now sample accurate even when tempo changes occur within buffers.
  • Loading a project with more visible filter columns than the current project could cause a crash.
  • Various tempo editor fixes.
  • Browser history fixes.
  • Running multiple instances of Superior Drummer 3 could cause one or more of them to incorrectly show "database loading" in Grooves.
  • In web shop MIDI, searching for only online libraries was broken.
  • The quantize knob was not updated when a new row was selected in the grid editor.
  • The track length dialog could end up outside the main window.
  • A fix for song track copy drag on Mac (when dragging out from the window and back in).
  • Having loaded a broken library and pressing a keyboard shortcut caused a crash.
  • Fix for a crash when changing between EZX presets in Pro Tools.
  • Exported/dragged MIDI files did not always contain correct tempo (s) and time signature (s).
  • Pressing Cmd/Ctrl+C when no block was selected on the song track could cause a crash.
  • Tracker: The Split Region tool ignored the Snap settings.
  • It no longer crashes in Search for Instruments if instrument graphics cannot be loaded.
  • Selecting a library that needs to be updated (yielding no graphics) no longer brings back the graphics if scaling is changed.
  • External windows in full screen should no longer overlap the taskbar in Windows.
  • "Show in Browser" on files not in the database but existing on disk now shows the files in Finder/Explorer.
  • Having a user preset selected with the same name as a factory preset no longer selects the factory preset when reloading the project.
  • Tracker now gets the hi-hat note from the current mapping instead of hardcoded.
  • Total memory (displayed) no longer resets at 16 GB.
  • Channel effect presets are now saved as mixer undo.
  • Tracker: Fixed a graphical update issue when the ruler format was changed.
  • Fixed a graphical issue when undoing turning articulations on/off.
  • Some potential crashes when scanning corrupt sound libraries have been fixed.
  • MIDI Learn now ignores jitter from MIDI controls.
  • CC-controlled articulations can now be MIDI learned.
  • Aftertouch messages should no longer in some cases end up reaching the wrong drum.
  • Replacing a drum where all articulations are unloaded no longer shows a "library is broken" dialog.
  • Tracker: Shift click on the track but outside any region could cause a crash.
  • When dragging a new loop to the track and importing tempo, the tempos before and after are better kept.
  • When playing the song track in Fruity Loops, notes should no longer sometimes be missed.
  • The tempo is now updated correctly when changing, adding and removing song tracks.
  • If you cleared the loop inside Tap2Find and then cancelled, the loop could not be played outside of Tap2Find.
  • The position of song structure preset playback can now be set.
  • Tracker: Real time speed change is processed faster now.
  • Tracker: Looping should no longer cause triggered sound and original sound to become unsynched.
  • Mixer send box no longer gets stuck in mouse-over state if nothing is selected from the send menu.
  • Fixes for Tap2Find loop when changing mapping - lost quantization and could get wrong length.
  • Autoscroll did not work in the MIDI Mapping Keys view when dragging keys.
  • Superior Drummer 3 no longer scans for VSTs at startup and no longer crashes on Mac if you have UAD plug-ins installed.
  • Various text search field fixes.
  • Clicking on a hi-hat slider handle no longer moves it if the click is not exactly in the center.
  • Adding an offset in Tracker could retrigger detriggered transients.
  • Macro knobs with box properties are now saved and restored properly and continue to work after targeted drums have been changed.
  • Bounce now honors automation of mixer and its effects through MIDI CC-control, when present in the song track. (But parameter automation by the host cannot be recorded by the song track so that doesn't work when bouncing.).
  • Song track play start now resets sampler state for the benefit of cache mode.
  • Using a 1/32 time signature should no longer cause the grid editor to crash.
  • Tap2Find can search for sidestick again. Remapped drums and double kick MIDI also works.
  • Quantize in the grid editor now works again when you deselect the affected notes.
  • Fix for opening libraries from Mac-formatted disks using MacDrive software.
  • Looping in the browser could result in the first note flamming/phasing.
  • Fix for bleed edit in User Mics.
  • Fix for mixer meters when using very large buffer sizes (>2400).
  • Tracker: Failed attempts to allocate memory for loading large audio files should no longer cause a crash.
  • Tracker: Adding user transients should no longer make Snap to transients not work.
  • Tracker: Adding an event/transient could crash if a Tap2Find or Song Creator search was going on at the same time.
  • Possible crash fix when filtering incoming MIDI when running standalone.
  • Dragging a send over an output channel should no longer cause a crash.
  • Having old resource files (from a previous installation) could cause a crash at startup.
  • Crash fix for corrupt drum graphics.
  • Crash fix for switching between certain presets.
  • Removing a user mic from the mixer that is used as a side chain would cause a crash.
  • Having an e-drum transform active should no longer mess up the 'Learn' function in the MIDI Mapping box.
  • Tracker scrollbar graphics fix.
  • Fixes to transport controls when changing between Tracker and any other tab.
  • Choosing Reset in "Envelope and Offset" did not reset the offset.
  • Clicking Recall Solo/Mute in the mixer did not generate an undo event.
  • Recording parameters in a DAW in "touch" and "latch" modes should now work better.


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