Toontrack has announced the release of the Seventies Rock EZX, a drum library expansion for EZdrummer 2 recorded in one of the world’s most famed recording studios: Columbia A in Nashville, TN.
The 1970s rock scene was one of diversity and constant reinvention. On one end of the scale, bands like Led Zeppelin and The Who not only paved way for a new breed of loud, beat-driven rock – but also revitalized the drum hero of the jazz age and introduced a never-before-heard sonic ideal of big, massively saturated drums. On the opposite end, acts like the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac took on a noticeably more polished production suit. Still, both sounds were very much products attributed to the advances of recording technology. The Seventies Rock EZX sets out to capture that scope – from the farthest end of epic, earth-shattering and reverberant down to classic, dampened and low-key.
The recording sessions were held at the Columbia Studio A in Nashville, one of the world’s most famed recording studios. Today, restored to practically a museum of pristine 1970s recording gear, it serves as a training academy for Belmont University. The EZX includes three fundamentally different kits: a bombastic-sounding, one-of-a-kind replica of Buddy Rich’s ’70s-era Slingerland as well as two different renditions of a mid-‘70s Camco – one with standard drum heads and one with toweled.
All this, coupled with the powerful framework of EZdrummer 2, will give you an unprecedented sonic palette to help craft your ’70s-inspired rock for years to come.
Seventies Rock EZX features
- Two (2) 1970s-era kits sampled with regular drum heads (Mark Arnold Custom, Camco).
- One (1) kit sampled with toweled drum heads (Camco).
- Additional snares and a large assortment of cymbals.
- Recorded at the legendary Columbia Studio A in Nashville, TN.
The Seventies Rock EZX is available for purchase for 69 EUR.
The expansion is also included as part of the limited-time-only savings bundle, Classic Studios EZX Value Pack, gathering a total of three EZX titles all recorded at historic locations.
This limited-time-only savings bundle gives you three individual EZX expansions recorded in three of the world’s most iconic studios: The Quonset Hut, Columbia A and FAME.
Combined, these studios have captured some of the greatest moments and artists in music history – Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin and many, many others.
With this combo, you not only get a slice of music history – you get handpicked instruments, recorded with the utmost detail and authenticity in mind. Great vintage drums, applicable in any modern context.
Classic Studios EZX Value Pack features
- Includes three (3) individual EZX sound libraries.
- Recorded at three of the world’s most iconic studios: The Quonset Hut, Columbia A and FAME.
- Sounds tailored for soul, country and rock.
- Engineered/produced by Jeff Balding (Shania Twain, Trisha Yearwood) and Glenn Rosenstein (U2, Madonna).
- A selection of MIDI drum grooves included with each EZX.
The Classic Studios EZX Value Pack costs 139 EUR.
More information: Toontrack