In this video review Dan dives into his country catalogue to test and review EZX Tradition Country Drums, a new expansion pack for EZ Drummer 2 by Toontrack.
Hear how the drums sound within the context of three country songs and to find out what Dan thinks.
Thanks to Time+Space for providing a copy for review
- Requires EZ Drummer 2 or Superior Drummer 2
- 10 new drum presets
- Includes detailed country drum grooves to the song creator
- Recorded at the legendary Quonset Hut Studios in Nashville, TN
- Engineered to replicate a late 1950s session
- Requires 1GB hard drive space
- £43.95 purchase price
The Background Behind The Traditional Country Drums
Before there was a Music City and a Music Row, there was the Quonset Hut. Welcome to the studio that helped shape the sound of country music as we know it.
The Traditional Country EZX comes with a collection of drums recorded at the Quonset Hut Studio, the first-ever recording studio on the now world-famous Music Row in Nashville. The first incarnation was opened to the public in 1955 before it was ultimately sold to Columbia and operated under the name of Columbia Studio B until it closed in 1982. Today, it serves as a recording classroom for the Belmont University. However, its legacy lives on through the iconic music of pioneering artists such as Brenda Lee, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash, all of whom cut songs at “The Hut”.
With the guidance of original players, staff, drawings and notes from the era, producer Glenn Rosenstein and master engineer Jeff Balding were able to replicate the sound of an authentic 1950s session. The drums include two late ‘50s and early ‘60s sets by Rogers and Ludwig as well as a truly unique Apollo MIJ kit, all captured with period-correct gear.
Meet the recording team and get a look of what happened behind the scenes during the Traditional Country EZX sessions at The Quonset Hut Studio in Nashville.