At Toontrack, November always means Metal Month. It’s the annual celebration of metal music and a month filled to the brim with new sounds, new tools, new grooves, competitions and fun! Check out the site and join the party!
New Metal Month releases
S2.0 PRESETS – KOLOSS — This preset for Superior Drummer was modeled after the drum sound on Meshuggah’s “Koloss” album and features samples from the actual recording session. Engineered by the man behind the “Koloss” album mix, Daniel Bergstrand!
S2.0 PRESETS – JOEY STURGIS — Having worked with numerous rising stars such as The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria and Emmure, Joey Sturgis has become the go-to guy for the perfect modern metal mix! Here he shows you how he tweaks Superior Drummer!
METALHEADS MIDI — Now up for grabs: the MIDI from the Metalheads EZX! Twelve classic Meshuggah songs, captured flawlessly via MIDI by Tomas Haake himself, organized both as full songs as well as song parts so you can customize, dissect and use his drumming brilliance to create your own grand metal compositions!
The S2.0 Presets packs are available to purchase for 12 EUR / $15 USD each, the Metalheads MIDI is 25 EUR / $29 USD.
Toontrack has released Rock Solid MIDI, a collection of drum MIDIs by Ryan Vikedal.
This MIDI pack comes from the Rock Solid EZX and features former Nickelback drummer Ryan Vikedal. With an emphasis on mid tempo and heavy material, this pack is the perfect match for any modern rock or metal song.
Focussing on what really matters in the end, the groove, this pack delivers exactly what it sets out to – rock solid drums. Find the foundation to your next heavy rock song right here – this pack has the verses, choruses, bridges and fills to take your material to the next level.
The MIDI pack is available to purchase for 25 EUR / $29 USD.
Toontrack has announced the release of Rock Solid EZX, a collection of modern drums perfectly suited for anything from classic rock to modern metal.
It was recorded at the renowned Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, Canada by one of the most prolific engineers of the last two decades, Randy Staub.
Randy has worked with A-list clients back to back for the past plus 20 years, mixed groundbreaking works like Metallica’s “Black Album”, Mötley Crüe’s “Dr Feelgood” and honed the sound for artists like Nickelback, Bon Jovi and Alice in Chains. Randy is beyond just an award-winning mix engineer, he’s helped define the sound of a generation.
With its three complete kits, the extra snares, bass drums and its large collection of cymbals, it’s painfully obvious how the Rock Solid EZX is every bit as leveled, in your face and bold as its title sets it out to be. When you hear the almost unreal sonic qualities in this recording, you will know why there’s no understatement in saying that these drums add a new dimension to the word heavy. Now, let there be rock.
Rock Solid EZX features
Three complete kits, a large collection of cymbals, extra snares & kicks.
Recorded at the Warehouse Studio, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Engineered by Randy Staub (Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Nickelback).
Sampled by Ryan Vikedal (ex-Nickelback).
Included MIDI library.
The Rock Solid EZX is available to purchase for 69 EUR / $89 USD.
Time+Space has announced the release of three exclusive bundles, kicking off Toontrack’s Metal Month 2012.
Toontrack Metal Month is back and it promises to be bigger, bolder and more powerful than ever before!
This annual event, now in its third year, celebrates the only musical art form to successfully combine technical proficiency, mythology, angst, lightning bolts, screaming, power, and leather spiked belts!
Rock and Metal musicians who own Toontrack’s industry standard EZdrummer, Superior Drummer 2.2 or EZMix 2 software tools are in for a treat as Toontrack are set to unleash no less than 7 amazing metal production tools this November.
As part of the celebrations Toontrack have put together some exclusive bundles that offer fantastic value for money and there will be more bundles announced over the next few weeks as the new titles become available.
So, don your leather spiked belt, get that beard growing and make sure you’ve got a neck brace to hand – it’s going to be a head banging monster month of metal!
Metal Month 2012 Bundles
Metal Month EZX Bundle: Metalheads, Metal Machine and DFH EZX. £78.95 GBP.
Toontrack has announced the release of Session Drums MIDI, a collection of MIDI drum parts by Peter Tisell.
This pack is perfect for the songwriter looking for a wide variety of basic drums for a broad spectrum of playing styles. It covers anything from mellow ballads to funky midtempo swing and straight uptempo rock, all categorized in different songs and full 4-8 bar song part blocks.
It was played by one of our favorite session drummers and longtime Toontrack collaborator Peter Tisell (formerly Fredlander). Peter, who’s known from the Monster MIDI Pack series, the Songwriters Drumpack 2, The Classic EZX as well as The Metal Foundry SDX, has an amazing sense of variation and feel.
Every great song needs a solid foundation – it all starts with the drums!
Session Drums MIDI features
More than 500 individually played files.
Categorized in different songs.
Full intro / verse / pre-chorus / chorus / bridge / fill sections in each song.
Ballad / Midtempo / Uptempo / Shuffle.
Swing and/or straight feel in 4/4 and 6/8.
Works with EZdrummer®, Superior Drummer® 2.0 (optimized for 1 kick, 1 snare, 2 toms, 1 floor-tom, 2 crash cymbals, 1 ride cymbal).
The MIDI pack is available to purchase for 25 EUR / $29 USD.
Time+Space has announced a limited time promotion for the Twisted Kit EZX, offering over 70% the regular price.
Got Toontrack EZdrummer or Superior Drummer? Get the Twisted Kit EZX for only £15!
Users of Toontrack’s multi award winning EZdrummer or Superior Drummer software are in for a treat this weekend as Time+Space are giving them the chance to buy the Twisted EZX for just £15 – that’s over 70% off the normal RRP!
Throughout his career, drummer and percussionist Michael Blair has created a rich and useful range of musical textures through a combination of his timing, expression, and junkyard sounds.
The Twisted Kit EZX is a reflection of Michael’s skill with a collection of weird and wonderful drums and percussion that crosses over boundaries of industrial, blues, ethnic, orchestral, and replacement percussion to form a unique sound.
So, two rototom frames form a tonal hi-hat, a duck call suggests an alternative cowbell, tack drums from China become rack toms and putting the hubcap of your very first car on top of your snare seems like the right thing to do.
The Twisted Kit EZX is available to purchase for £15 GBP until midnight Sunday 29th April, 2012 (regular £54.95 GBP).