How to Update Toontrack â SDX Death & Darkness to v.1.0.1
If you are a fan of modern metal drums, you might have heard of Toontrack's SDX Death & Darkness, a massive sound library that combines two world-class studios and two renowned metal producers: Mark Lewis and Tue Madsen. This library offers you a diverse and comprehensive collection of drums that can cater to any facet of today's fragmented metal scene, from brutal death metal to progressive metalcore.
But did you know that Toontrack has recently released an update for this library, v.1.0.1, that fixes some minor issues and improves the overall performance In this article, we will show you how to update your SDX Death & Darkness library to the latest version and enjoy the benefits of this update.
What's New in v.1.0.1
According to Toontrack's website[^1^], the v.1.0.1 update for SDX Death & Darkness includes the following changes:
Fixed an issue where some articulations were missing from the MIDI mapping presets.
Fixed an issue where some cymbals had incorrect names in the mixer.
Fixed an issue where some presets had incorrect names or descriptions.
Improved the loading time and memory usage of the library.
Improved the graphics and layout of the library interface.
Added new mix presets by Mark Lewis, Tue Madsen and Toontrack.
This update is recommended for all users of SDX Death & Darkness, as it enhances the functionality and usability of the library.
How to Update
To update your SDX Death & Darkness library to v.1.0.1, you need to follow these steps:
Download the update file from Toontrack's website[^1^] or from any other trusted source[^2^] [^3^] [^4^]. The file size is about 3 MB.
Run the update installer and follow the instructions on the screen. Make sure you have your SDX Death & Darkness library installed on your computer before running the update.
Launch your DAW and load your SDX Death & Darkness library in Superior Drummer 3 or any other compatible host. You should see the new version number (v.1.0.1) in the library info panel.
Enjoy your updated SDX Death & Darkness library and explore the new mix presets and features.
If you have any questions or issues regarding the update, you can contact Toontrack's support team or visit their online forum for help.
Toontrack's SDX Death & Darkness is one of the most versatile and powerful drum libraries for modern metal production. With the v.1.0.1 update, it becomes even better and more user-friendly. If you own this library, make sure you update it as soon as possible and take advantage of the improvements and fixes. If you don't own it yet, you can check out Toontrack's website[^1^] for more information and demos.What is SDX Death & Darkness
SDX Death & Darkness is a sound expansion library for Superior Drummer 3, Toontrack's flagship drum software. It was released in September 2019 and features nine complete drum kits, 19 bass drums, 19 snare drums, 35 cymbals and more. The library covers a wide range of metal subgenres and styles, from death metal to metalcore, from black metal to progressive metal.
What makes SDX Death & Darkness unique is that it was recorded at two different studios by two different producers, each with their own signature sound and approach. The 'Death' part of the library was recorded by Mark Lewis at the Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas. Mark Lewis is a renowned metal producer who has worked with bands like Cannibal Corpse, Whitechapel, Coal Chamber and more. The Sonic Ranch is a state-of-the-art studio that offers a pristine and balanced sound with a natural reverb. The 'Darkness' part of the library was recorded by Tue Madsen at the Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark. Tue Madsen is another legendary metal producer who has worked with bands like Meshuggah, Behemoth, Hatesphere and more. The Antfarm Studio is a former swimming pool that offers a dark and raw sound with a unique ambience.
By combining these two studios and producers, SDX Death & Darkness gives you the best of both worlds: a clean and crisp sound that can cut through any mix, and a dirty and gritty sound that can add character and depth to any track. You can mix and match the kits and sounds from both studios to create your own custom drum tones and mixes. You can also use the custom mix presets that were engineered by Mark Lewis, Tue Madsen and Toontrack themselves.
Why Should You Use SDX Death & Darkness
If you are a metal producer or musician, SDX Death & Darkness is a must-have library for your arsenal. It offers you a huge variety of drums that can suit any metal project you are working on. Whether you need a fast and furious blast beat, a heavy and groovy breakdown, or a complex and technical riff, SDX Death & Darkness has you covered. You can easily tweak the sounds to your liking using the powerful features of Superior Drummer 3, such as the mixer, the effects, the envelopes, the mapping and more.
SDX Death & Darkness is also a great tool for learning and inspiration. You can study how the pros record and mix their drums by analyzing the presets and the raw sounds. You can also use the MIDI files that were performed by Sean Reinert (ex-Death, ex-Cynic) and Jay Postones (TesseracT) to get some ideas for your own drum parts or to practice your playing skills.
SDX Death & Darkness is not only for metal fans though. It can also be used for other genres that require powerful and dynamic drums, such as rock, industrial, cinematic or even pop. You can use SDX Death & Darkness to add some edge and punch to your tracks or to create some contrast and tension in your arrangements.
How to Get SDX Death & Darkness
If you are interested in getting SDX Death & Darkness for your Superior Drummer 3 software, you can visit Toontrack's website and purchase it online for USD 179. You will need about 184 GB of free disk space to install the library on your computer. You will also need an internet connection to download the library and activate it using the Toontrack Product Manager.
If you are not sure if SDX Death & Darkness is right for you, you can also download a free demo version from Toontrack's website and try it out for yourself. The demo version includes one kit from each studio (Death: Kit 1 / Darkness: Kit 5) and some MIDI files from each drummer (Sean Reinert / Jay Postones). The demo version has some limitations though: you cannot save or export your projects or presets, you cannot use third-party MIDI files or hosts, and you cannot access some features of Superior Drummer 3.
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