Originally Posted by suicidebomber
Does Superior Drummer 2 put the kick, snare and hi-hat in the overheads by any chance? Because this is what I don't hear in the demos. How many voices is it usually tracking on average would you say? I'm curious
Yes, every single sample in Superior is recorded with every mic open.
In the recording session the kit is mic'ed and recorded in exactly the same way it would be for a standard album.
Numerous room mics, overheads and snare under mics etc.....
Then in Superior's mixer you have a fader for each mic, plus bleed controls that change the influence of each drum on another.
It's set up like a real drum tracking session which is completely natural.
Even EZdrummer is recorded in the same way. The kit (including bass drum and snare) appears in the overheads as it would on a regular recording session. Being a cheaper, easier to use product, the options for bleeds are a bit less flexible although still present.
Like I said before, I'd ask you which drum programs you think don't use room mics and don't record drums in a normal recording session way, because as far as I can tell that's the norm, not unique.