Toontrack has announced the release of the Bass Toolbox EZmix Pack, a new expansion for EZmix 2 featuring a wide variety of presets custom-made solely for bass guitar.
You’ll find anything from amp and cab simulation settings to signal chains for amp and DI combos as well as inserts applicable on any type of source bass guitar audio. “The idea was to compile something that would cater to a broad use, regardless of genre. A collection that covered the whole gamut of fundamental tools you’d need to get your bass right in a mix scenario”, says Toontrack sound designer Ulf Edlund.
A bass guitar in a mix situation is seldom just a plain and simple instrument signal. It often involves a long chain of effects such as compression, EQ, tape simulator and various types of distortion. Most mix engineers would even agree to bass being one of the hardest instruments to have sit well in a production. That’s why Toontrack put together an all-star team of engineers to design this collection of go-to settings for mixing and recording bass guitar: Randy Staub (Metallica, Avril Lavigne), Neil Dorfsman (Bruce Springsteen, Dire Straits), Pelle Henricsson (Refused, Meshuggah) as well as the Toontrack sound design team.
This pack will provide anything from warm and muffled to edgy, modern and distorted tones – all the way from upright and acoustic to vintage, classic and modern. It’s a toolbox for bass guitar. Easy.
The EZmix pack is available to purchase for $49 USD / 39 EUR.
Toontrack has launched the Rock! EZX, a collection of 8 custom drum kits for the EZdrummer and Superior Drums virtual drum instruments.
Take Neil Dorfsman, a Grammy Award-winning engineer with four decades worth of experience and credits on some of the best selling rock records ever made, give him full access to drums recorded in the most renowned studios in the world and the freedom to blend, mix and match samples collected during his entire recording career, all in order to design the ultimate collection of rock drums. The end result you get is a jaw-dropping selection of completely unique kits unlike anything you have ever heard – hybrids of mixed and custom made drum sets, tailored for any kind of rock.
The Rock! EZX comes with eight custom drum kits based on selections from the near infinite Toontrack sound vaults, featuring rare and vintage drums recorded over the past decade in renowned studios like New York’s Allaire Studios, Blackbird Studios in Nashville and 2 Khz Studios in London. All sounds were handpicked and re-mixed through various outboard chains as well as layered with engineer Neil Dorfsman’s (Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Dire Straits) personal collection of samples.
The Rock! EZX gives you four decades of engineering experience boiled down to eight tailor-made kits spanning the whole range of rock – from ambient to dry, vintage to modern.
Toontrack Music has announced the immediate release of the New York Studios Collection for the award-winning drum production tool and sampler Superior Drummer 2.0.
This collection combines the award-winning Superior Drummer software with the complete suite of sound libraries in the New York Studios series.
The focus of the series has been to capture the most notable and legendary studios in the New York area: The Hit Factory, Allaire Studios and Avatar Studios. These recording facilities have housed chart-topping artists for decades and are all world-renowned for their unique sonic qualities. All sounds were recorded by Grammy Award-winning engineer Neil Dorfsman (Dire Straits, Bruce Springsteen), Pat Thrall (Katy Perry, Beyoncé) and in-demand session drummer Nir Z (Genesis, Chris Cornell).
Since Superior Drummer was first introduced on the market, it has become the indisputable industry standard tool for professional drum production. The sounds from the New York Studios series are used daily in major label studio productions, motion pictures and commercials around the world. By combining this collection of drums with the powerful sound shaping tools in Superior Drummer, the sky is literally the limit as to what you can achieve.
New York Studios Collection features
Approx. 50 GB of unprocessed drum sounds recorded through the best of modern and vintage equipment.
6 complete kits, 26 snares & 14 kicks in total.
A large amount of cymbal setups.
Award-winning drum production software.
Large built-in mixer with internal quality FX.
Included presets for instant mix-ready sounds.
Optional tools available on select drums (brushes, mallets, rods).
The New York Studios Collection costs $499 USD/ 429 EUR.
Toontrack has introduced the Drums Toolbox EZmix Pack, a new expansion for their widely popular multi-effect mix tool EZmix 2.
The Drums Toolbox EZmix Pack features a wide variety of one-click settings specifically tailored to enhance drum recordings of any type, all designed by a dream team of engineers: Randy Staub (Metallica, Alice in Chains), Neil Dorfsman (Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan), Pelle Henricsson (Refused) and the sound design team at Toontrack.
Be it straight out of your favorite sampler, a studio multitrack recording or right off an on-stage live performance, the Drums Toolbox EZmix Pack will offer complex chains and various amounts of EQ, compression, transient shaping and tape simulation to take your drum audio to the next level. You will find inserts dedicated to each kit piece as well as aux and group bus settings for the entire drum mix. Time to make drums that rock – and pop in your mix!
Toontrack has announced two new preset packs for the New York Studios Vol.3 SDX.
Available today is a double-release of producer presets for Toontrack Music’s latest Superior Drummer sound expansion, the New York Studios Vol.3 SDX.
The presets were designed by the masterminds behind the recording, engineer/producer duo Pat Thrall and Neil Dorfsman. Between them, they have worked with artists like Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, Jay Z, Bob Dylan and Kiss – to name a few!
This collection of ready-made drum mixes will squeeze the most out of your Vol.3 experience and let you in on some of Pat and Neil’s tweaking secrets!
The preset packs are available to purchase for $15 USD / 12 EUR each.
Toontrack has announced the release of New York Studios Vol.3 SDX, the continuation of Toontrack’s New York Studios Legacy series, focusing on capturing the best studios in the New York area.
We are proud to present a new addition to the Superior Line: New York Studios Vol.3 SDX! Straight from the Avatar Studios in the heart of Manhattan comes breathtaking drums recorded by the same team that did Superior Drummer and the Vol.2 SDX – engineer duo Neil Dorfsman and Pat Thrall together with session drummer Nir Z.
New York Studios Vol.3 SDX features
Recorded in the legendary Avatar Studios in New York City.
18 GB of raw, unprocessed drum sounds recorded through Neve, Pultec and GML signal chains.
Three (3) full kits (Ludwig, Slingerland, Rogers) and additional snares.
Several setups of different cymbals.
Included MIDI library played by session drummer Nir Z.
Included presets for instant mix-ready sounds.
The New York Studios Vol.3 SDX is available to purchase for 159 EUR / $179 USD. The New York Studios Vol.3 MIDI pack taken from the SDX is also available, priced at 25 EUR / $29 USD.
Toontrack has announced the release of the Neil Dorfsman EZmix Pack, a collection of presets for the mixing effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Neil Dorfsman has produced or recorded some of the biggest albums of all time: Bruce Springsteen’s “The River”, Sting’s “…Nothing Like the Sun” and Dire Straits’ “Brothers in Arms”. It makes us humbled and proud to add his name to the EZmix 2 roster!
“EZmix 2 sounds good enough for real record making on a professional level. It’s a great tool because it gives you immediate satisfaction – and it’s fun!”, says Neil.
The Neil Dorfsman EZmix Pack comes packed with ready-made signal chain presets for all your common mixing needs: vocals, drums, bass, guitar, reverbs, busses, masters and much more. On top of that, it has a collection of new and highly useful guitar and bass cab simulation presets.
Toontrack has announced the release of N.Y. Vol.2 Presets – Neil Dorfsman, a collection of presets for the New York Studios Vol.2 SDX.
Neil Dorfsman is not only one of the masterminds behind the sounds in EZdrummer, Superior Drummer and the New York Studios Vol.2 SDX, he is also a world-renowned producer and engineer. During his successful career spanning over more than three decades, Neil has worked with some of the greatest artists of all time and put his unmistakable sonic seal on albums like Bruce Springsteen’s “The River”, Dire Straits’ “Brothers in Arms” and Sting’s “…Nothing Like the Sun”.
In this pack Neil gives you five fine examples of exactly how great, unique and diverse one can get a quality drum recording like the New York Studios Vol.2 SDX to sound…if you’re a producer/engineer with some of the world’s best selling albums on your resume, that is!
The presets pack is available to purchase for 12 EUR / $15 USD.