Toontrack has launched a new expansion for the EZdrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 3 virtual instruments.

The Singer-Songwriter EZX is tailored for acoustic pop, Americana, folk and more.

The EZX presents a collection of nuanced, sparse, mellow and mature-sounding kits designed for any selective songwriter who considers the raw, unbridled voice of a drum kit as much of a storyteller as the song itself.

The Singer-Songwriter EZX was recorded in a choice room, relatively small and transparent to ensure minimum ambient coloration. In total, it includes five full kits recorded with sticks as well as one configuration and several additional instruments sampled with brushes. To paint the broadest picture possible, each kit was handpicked for its contrasting qualities, character and tonal complexity. Seeking to deliver the most homogeneously composed kits, the selective process was scrutinized in extreme detail – from the matching of heads with tuning and cymbal sizes with drum timbres down to the delicacy of the drummer’s stroke.

The result is the consummate collection of organic, full-bodied and warm-sounding drums for laid-back train beats, smooth, brushed pocket grooves or any steady backbeat. Welcome to let touch, tone and timbre define the backbone of the rhythm section on your next Americana, folk, acoustic pop or other track filed under the amazing width of the singer-songwriter genre.

Singer-Songwriter EZX features

  • A collection of drum kits tailored for acoustic pop, rock, indie, folk and any style associated with the singer-songwriter genre.
  • 5 full drum kits sampled with sticks .
  • 1 full kit configuration as well as several snares and cymbals sampled with brushes.
  • 4 full cymbal setups, four hi-hats and 14 snares in total.
  • 1 hi-hat-mounted tambourine as well as three handheld, three shakers, hand claps and more.
  • Includes presets for a wide range of mix-ready drum tones.
  • Comes with a basic collection of MIDI tailored for each kit.

The EZX is available from Toontrack and distributor PluginFox, priced $79 USD.