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 the Amps EZmix Pack, a collection of presets for the EZmix mixing tool for Windows and Mac.
For the Amps EZmix Pack, we dove headfirst into the vaults of the the last few decades of guitar inspired music and came back out with a complete songwriting tool box for anything from rock and blues to pop and country guitar.
Need an 80s “Purple Rain”-esque sound? Call it up. Want a gritty twang guitar? Call it up. A soaring lead sound, a bluesy rhythm guitar or a fat rock bass? Call it up – it’s all in there with the other 50 pro-designed signal chains based on guitar/bass amp/cab simulation including effects and stomp box processing.
Amps EZmix Pack features
Classic sounds starting from the 50s Tweed amps leading up to the modern day hi-tech variations.
Emulations of some of the most recorded and recognized tube amps.
British and American tube amp modeling.
Sparkly clean and saturated hi-gain.
Classic retro and modern industry standard speakers and cabinets.
Emulations of some of the most renowned stomp boxes.
Complete studio setup signal chains run through outboard, FX and stomp box emulations.
Toontrack has announced the release of the R&B EZkeys MIDI pack, a collection of chord progressions and playing styles for R&B music production.
With post 80s artists like Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey leading up to modern acts such as Alicia Keys and Usher, R&B has been firmly planted at the top of the mainstream music food chain for two decades and counting.
This pack takes you on a journey from the post 80s scene where it all started to the lush soul and hip-hop flavored styles that top the charts of today!
R&B EZkeys MIDI features
An extensive collection of chord progressions and playing styles for R&B inspired music.
Toontrack has updated its Beatstation virtual instrument to version 1.0.3.
This update is recommended for all users but particularly for those running the latest operating systems released by Microsoft and Apple.
At its core, Beatstation marks the next step in Toontracks evolution of creating virtual instruments that are both simple and effective to use but also very powerful sound design & music production tools.
Changes in Beatstation v1.0.3
64-bit hosts support on Mac.
Support for EZX/SDX preset instruments as specified by the library configuration files.
A new Toggle Metronome option has been added to the Settings menu (standalone).
Fixed in version 1.0.3:
The crash on Japanese systems in Sonar should no longer occur.
A bug in the sample recorder causing crashes on Mac has been fixed.
A number of memory leaks have been fixed.
Fix for drag and drop to the plug-in in Pro Tools 10.0 or higher on Mac.
MIDI and REX grooves start from the beginning when not syncing to the host timeline and are played for the first time.
You now always get the same MIDI loop when dragging as the one that is played – no new random flam.
The default layout has been changed to 6×4 in the full version (as in the demo).
The instruments in the Sounds tab are now alphabetically sorted (except Bass and Lead, which are always at the top).
Clicking below or above the scroll handle should no longer shift the contents of the browser more than a page at a time.
Key 120 on the lead pad, a key with no function, is now hidden.
The mouse wheel now works on a secondary screen to the left of the primary screen (Windows).
Horizontal mouse wheel scroll support on Windows – shift+vertical wheel can also be used.
The standalone window position is now properly saved even if the window is minimized on Windows.
The standalone host now constrains the window position to the current screen size at startup.
The ‘Set Plug-In Path’ menu entry can now be found in the Settings menu in standalone mode.
The default instrument has been improved for MIDI playback of our various drum MIDI.
Misc non operational changes (pad labels, etc.).
Beatstation for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $129 USD / 89 EUR.
Toontrack has announced the release of Ballads MIDI, a collection of midi drum tracks.time
The open ambience in ballads is unforgiving on any drummer. Every ghost note and each subtle nuance have its given place. Every hit, beat and accent serve a purpose. That’s why playing less often requires more of a drummer. And that’s why any ballad calls for a solid foundation. Welcome: Ballads MIDI!
This pack will provide pro-played drums for a wide variety of classic pop and rock ballad scenarios – from super slow swung 6/8 to mid tempo straight and swing 4/4. “I think this pack will be a great addition to any songwriter’s toolset. I’ve focused on simple, to the point drumming that will work in any song in need of a strong backbone”, says drummer Martin Kristoffersson.
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.