Toontrack has launched the brand new Drums of Destruction EZX, a new expansion pack produced by Grammy Award-winning engineer Josh Wilbur together with Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler.
The Drums of Destruction EZX comes with two full kits, one of which is Chris’ personal Mapex set while the other is a Pearl Reference kit that was handpicked by Josh and used on several of his productions. In addition, it includes five snares, one extra kick as well as Chris’ trademark abundance of cymbals. It was recorded through an SSL4064G+, various chains of analogue outboard and captured with carefully selected microphones at Josh’s studio of choice, Hybrid Studios in Orange Country, CA. With its perfectly treated one-thousand-square-foot live room, it has proved time and time again in countless sessions to be an ideal location for ambient but still tight and defined drums that have a transparent character.
Combined, the Drums of Destruction EZX gives you Chris with his forceful, driving and unique style of drumming paired with Josh’s cutting edge but still organic-sounding production style. Add to that a broad collection of custom presets, both those engineered by Josh himself, resembling a selection of highlights from his catalogue, as well as those engineered from the ground up without any reference.
No matter how crushing your guitars or bass may be, a strong foundation of drums is a key factor in any metal mix. These are drums designed to destroy. Prepare for havoc and utter destruction. You have been warned.
Drums of Destruction EZX features
- Two kits (Mapex, Pearl), three kicks and five snares.
- Recorded at Hybrid Studios, Orange Country, CA.
- Engineered/produced by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Megadeth, Korn, Gojira).
- Sampled by Chris Adler (Lamb of God).
- 14 mix-ready presets as well as five custom “No bus FX” presets designed for multi-out purposes.
- A selection of Lamb of God songs in MIDI format, performed by Chris Adler.
The EZX is available from Toontrack for 69 EUR.
More information: Toontrack