It's hard to argue with the fact that no nation in the world has had a more significant impact on the sound and worldwide development of pop music than the UK. From The Beatles and the Rolling Stones right through to the likes of Adele, Coldplay, Florence and the Machine and 2017´s most prominent artist Ed Sheeran.
Recently, Toontrack have been celebrating five decades of heritage and sound by taking their customers on a modern pop journey through the UK with new drum sounds, EZkeys MIDI and drum grooves.
After the release of 'UK Pop EZkeys MIDI' last week, Toontrack have now gone and released not one, but two new pop releases!
EZX UK Pop is packed full of drum tones inspired by over five decades of UK pop mastery, recorded in London’s famed RAK Studios by acclaimed session drummer Ash Soan (Adele, James Morrison, Ronan Keating) and Grammy Award-winning producer Mark Taylor (Rod Stewart, Cher, Daniel Bedingfield). UK Pop contains four full kits with a host of extra snare/cymbal selections. If this wasn’t enough, you also get seven mix-ready presets, each with a distinct sound plus a variety of MIDI grooves for each preset, performed by Ash Soan himself.
Having played with some of the most noted artists in modern pop history, performed on best-selling records like Adele’s “21,” recorded 52 Top 20 albums, resided as the house drummer for UK’s “The Voice,” graced covers of magazines and received numerous awards, session drummer Ash Soan has been the session drummer in the lens view of British pop for the past few decades.
This collection of grooves and fills draws inspiration from a myriad of songs, where Ash took the basic foundations and merged, twisted, turned and tilted them to come up with a broad palette of variations. Expect a wide range of fundamental but still inventive drum beats, all with that British twist. Pair it with new the new Uk Pop EZX for incredible sounding Drum tracks straight out of the box!