The speed control system for a concept for cost effective drives with high precision is presented. The drive concept consists of two parallel working drives. The concept is an alternative to direct drives. One big advantage is the use of standard gear boxes with economical components. This paper deals with the control of the drive system consisting of two parts: one drive produces the power for the machine, another drive makes the motion precice and dynamic. Both drives are combined to one double drive by a control system. The drive system is usefull for printing machines and other machines with high power consumption at a nearly constant speed and high accuracy requirements. The calculation for a drive system with 37 kW shows, that the control drive has to supply only about 20 % of the total torque and power needed to compensate the errors of the power drive. The stability of the system is shown by a simulation of the double drive.