In 2019, Toontrack celebrates 20 years of making software and sounds for songwriters, producers and engineers. During the final days of NAMM at an invitation-only event for a select group of music industry press representatives, Toontrack showcased some of the highlights to be released during the year as well as offered a press-exclusive first-hand look at EZbass.
“We’ve had an amazing 20-year journey so far, and it’s with great expectation and excitement that we look on to the future,” says Peter Knutsson, Toontrack’s Managing Director. “With all our planned content releases and with EZbass on the horizon, I’m confident that 2019 will be a great year for us as a company and, most importantly, for all Toontrack users from around the world.”
“Over the past two decades, we’ve gone from one to hundreds of products in our catalogue,” says Rikk Currence, CEO of Toontrack North America. “From literally inventing how to record multi-channel drum samples in 1999 to in 2017 setting completely new boundaries for what’s possible with a modern-day drum sampler in Superior Drummer 3, we take pride in continually having spearheaded this niche of our industry. The introduction of EZbass presents the next and perfectly logical chapter in the evolution of Toontrack and how we aid our customers to more easily create music on their terms.”
Here's a sneak peek at what you can expect from Toontrack over the coming months:
EZbass - Q4 2019
Welcome to EZbass, a groundbreaking new instrument that goes above and beyond a traditional “bass sample library.” In 2019, Toontrack is proud to introduce the market’s first bass software of its kind – one that focuses not only on pristine sound but also on fundamental features for effortlessly letting you add bass to your songs. For those familiar with Toontrack’s products, EZbass is probably best described as the bass equivalent of EZdrummer 2.
Orchestral Percussion SDX - Q2 2019
Captured in the same room, with the same scrutiny for detail and the same 11.1 microphone positioning philosophy as the Superior Drummer 3 core library, the Orchestral Percussion SDX is not just the perfect complement to the Superior line of sounds, it’s a revelation in terms of flexibility and playability within the Superior Drummer 3 framework.
Decades SDX by Al Schmitt - Q4 2019
After close to nine decades on earth and nearing seven behind a studio console, 160 gold and platinum albums, 23 Grammy Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Al Schmitt now adds a drum sample library to his list of credits (which already happens to include the likes of Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Sam Cooke and Miles Davis, to name a few). It goes without saying, that, come fall 2019, we are proud to bring you this all-new SDX and the signature sound of the most prolific audio craftsman of our time.
Pop Punk EZX - Q1 2019
The Pop Punk EZX was recorded at the personal studio of John Feldmann, a Los Angeles-based producer/engineer/mixer who’s had a monumental impact on the last couple of decades of popular music. It includes three full kits, all capturing that larger-than-life and all-American radio-friendly sound of the commercial and hook-driven pop punk music that has been a mainstay since acts like Blink-182, Simple Plan and Green Day broke onto the scene around the turn of the millennium.