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.
This new sound library expansion was recorded by Randy Staub in Vancouver’s world-famous The Warehouse Studio. With mixing credits on some of the best selling rock albums ever (Metallica’s “Black Album”, Nickelback’s “Silver Side Up”, Avril Lavigne’s “Under My Skin”) and a catalogue that spans close to 300 productions, Randy is undoubtedly one of the most prolific and noted producers of the past decades. Add to that The Warehouse Studio’s breathtaking acoustics, mint condition drums tuned to perfection, the best dynamic, ribbon and condenser mics money can buy, chains of rare vintage outboard – all ultimately saturated by one of the only three existing Neve AIR consoles.
The Rock Warehouse SDX comes with a broad scope of drum selections and presents a total of three full kits, two extra kicks, three additional snares and an extensive collection of cymbals. From the modern edge of the Ayotte Custom kit, the warm and round sound of the Gretsch USA Custom set to the massive strike of the Dunnett Titanium drums, your options span from tight and snappy to big and ambient. Simply put: drums, recorded with utmost craftsmanship in one of the finest facilities in the world.
The Rock Warehouse SDX features
Engineered by Randy Staub (Metallica, Nickelback, Mötley Crüe).
Recorded through a rare Neve AIR console (originally one of the three consoles custom-built by Rupert Neve exclusively for AIR Studios).
Approx. 20 GB of raw, unprocessed drums.
Three complete kits.
Two extra kicks, three additional snares, three sets of cymbals.
Additional percussion pieces: tambourine and cowbell.
Extensive rock oriented MIDI library performed by Ryan Vikedal (ex-Nickelback).
The library is available to purchase for 159 EUR / $179 USD.
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 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.
Toontrack has launched the Randy Staub EZmix Pack, a new collection of presets for the EZmix effect.
Having worked with A-list clients back to back for the past plus 20 years, mixed groundbreaking works like Metallica’s “Black Album” and Mötley Crüe’s “Dr. Feelgood”, shaped the sound for artists like Nickelback, Michael Bublé and Bryan Adams, Randy Staub is beyond just a mix engineer.
He’s an institution in the music production community and perhaps the most prolific engineer of the last two decades. With Staub’s profound impact on the craft of mixing and with his collected work being a virtual who’s who flip chart of the past 20 years of rock, we are needless to say extremely proud to add the man who defined the sound of a generation to the EZmix roster.
The Randy Staub EZmix Pack comes with a variety of presets for the most common mix needs. Be it guitar, bass, vocals or drums, with this pack you are one click away from assigning Randy’s effect chains to your own tracks. Lend some of Staub’s nine time Juno Award nominee magic and signature sound to your songs. Start mixing – it’s EZ!
The Randy Staub EZmix Pack is available to purchase for 39 EUR / $49 USD.