Toontrack has announced the release of a brand new expansion for EZdrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 3.

The Gospel EZX was recorded at Paragon Studios in Nashville, TN, by Grammy Award-winning engineer, producer and mixer Danny Duncan and acclaimed drummer Calvin Rodgers.

Up until today and ever since the early days, when makeshift kits, foot stomps and handclaps served as rhythm sections in churches, the beat has been central in every syllable, bar and phrase of worship music. Simply put: rhythm is instilled in each fiber of gospel as we know it.

The Gospel EZX celebrates just that: the power of rhythm and the legacy of a genre whose DNA over the course of history has seeped through to almost any facet of music imaginable. With branches arching into anything from R&B and soul to rock, hip-hop and fusion, gospel is the literal definition of width. With its four fundamentally different sets of tonal characteristics, this EZX covers the entire scope and paints an impressive sonic image – from the open-sounding tones of the early 1940s and the dry, muffled and tight ones of the 1960s to the punchy, distinct and crystal clear sound of today.

The EXZ brings drum tones inspired by gospel music from the 1940s through to today, featuring 3 complete drum sets, one dampened kit configuration and a wide range of cymbals. Gospel EZX includes handclaps, foot stomps, snaps, shakers and tambourines, custom presets engineered by Danny Duncan, and MIDI performed by Calvin Rodgers.

Priced $79 USD, Gospel EZX is available from Toontrack and distributors Time+Space and PluginFox.