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Huge and comprehensive collection of different drums, recorded by Al Schmitt


The Decades SDX was recorded at the renowned Capitol Studios (Los Angeles / USA) and contains a total of 5 different drum sets, all carefully selected to reflect the legendary drum sounds of the countless Grammy-winning milestones of Al Schmitt's career spanning over 70 decades. The result is an extremely diverse range of drum sounds with the highest sound quality and an unprecedented range of nuances. These sounds are not just an acoustic legacy of an impressive life's work and over seven decades of successful work and experience at the absolute top of the music industry. They also reflect Al Schmitt's very personal selection of the legendary drum sounds, which most fully represent his impressive discography and career.

From jazz and big band to rock, fusion, pop to funk and AOR - the Decades SDX offers the authentic drum sounds of all those musical styles that can be found in Al Schmitt's impressive and unique life's work.

Decades SDX Box and Screen

Spotlight feature

  • Sound library extension for Superior Drummer 3
  • Recorded and produced by Al Schmitt (23 Grammys as Engineer / Producer)
  • Recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood / Los Angeles, USA
  • 5 complete drum sets and a large selection of additional snares, bass drums and cymbals
  • 11 drum set configurations j in elaborate multi-microphone
  • 9 bass drums, 12 snare drums, 4 hi-hats, 28 cymbals, 11 rack toms, 8 floor toms
  • Drum sets: Slingerland, Leedy, Pearl, Yamaha, Ludwig
  • Contains several legendary original instruments (e.g. Jeff Porcaro's personal snare drum, which can be heard on "Rosanna" and "Africa", Steve Ferrone's personal drum set, etc.)
  • Contains complete drum sets sampled with brushes and mallets
  • High quality drum sets from the early 1920s to the late 1990s
  • Contains 42 mix-ready presets perfect for jazz, big band, rock, pop, fusion, soul, funk & AOR created by Al Schmitt and Toontrack
  • Recorded with 7 additional room microphones for perfect playback in stereo or up to 9.1 surround systems
  • Contains a very large selection of individually recorded, genre-typical MIDI drum grooves / fills for jazz, big band, rock, pop, fusion, soul, funk & AOR
  • Download approx. 100GB (compressed with Toontrack's own TCP algorithm)

PLEASE NOTE: The Decades SDX by Al Schmitt is an SDX library that can only be loaded in Superior Drummer 3. Superior Drummer 2.0 is not supported!





  • Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 is required to use this expansion
  • 64-bit Windows 7 or newer
  • 8 GB RAM (16 GB RAM or more recommended)
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or higher 64-bit Intel-based Mac with 8 GB RAM (16 GB RAM or more recommended).