As part of their annual November Metal month Toontack have just released the Metal EZX Drum expansion library.
For those who know their Metal this pack has been brought to you by a most awesome alliance of some of the biggest names in the Heavy Metal production business, Daniel Bergstrand, Mark Lewis and Jason Suecof and not forgetting an equally awesome MIDI library featuring the playing of Dirk Verbeuren
Heres what Toontrack have to say about it:
What happens when you put a massive, all-new drum recording in the hands of three of the most in demand producers in modern metal, let them bring it to their own studio environments and equip them with an unparalleled set of audio shaping tools? You not only get a collection of nine custom drum kits – you get a rampant battery armed for complete audio destruction. A nine-headed behemoth that leaves nothing but rubble behind. Nothing.
The Metal! EZX is based on a new drum recording engineered by Daniel Bergstrand in Norway’s highly unique Tanken Studio. The raw material was then individually remixed by Mark Lewis, Jason Suecof and Daniel Bergstrandhimself into nine drum kits tailor-made for metal. Between them, these three producers have worked with some of modern metal’s most influential acts as well as those pioneering today’s multifaceted scene: Meshuggah, In Flames, Trivium, Whitechapel, DevilDriver, The Black Dahlia Murder, God Forbid and Dimmu Borgir, to name a few. The Metal! EZX also comes with a versatile collection of grooves and fills performed by Soilwork and metal drummer extraordinaire Dirk Verbeuren.
Sometimes the word metal just isn’t enough, it needs an exclamation mark!
• All-new recording featuring DW Collector X-shell and Ludwig Quadra Plus drums
• A total of nine (9) custom kits, remixed and layered with additional as well as personal samples by Mark Lewis, Jason Suecof and Daniel Bergstrand• Included MIDI library performed by Dirk Verbeuren
I hope to be able to check it out for myself sometime soon - Neil