Toontrack EZX - Funkmasters

This is a unique and exclusive recording of two of the most important drummers in popular music.

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The Funkmasters EZX was recorded in Nashville’s renowned Sound Kitchen Studios and captures the legacy of two of the most innovative, inspiring and influential instrumentalists of our time. Meet the principal drummers in James Brown’s band: Clyde Stubblefield and John “Jabo” Starks.

Fans and critics alike cite their collective era in Brown’s band as the pinnacle of Funk. Their combined drumming on the classic double-album "Sex Machine" is some of the most innovative, inspired and funky playing ever recorded.

The Funkmasters EZX feature two kit interfaces, one for Clyde and one for ”Jab'o”. The EZX also features effects sliders in the EZmixer, a Vinyl effect created with the use of iZotopes Vinyl plug in and a large Plate reverb resampled at Toontrack Music Studios, delivering all that you need to create those real sounding Funk tracks.


This product doesn’t only unveil the audio legacy of these two remarkable artists, it captures their touch, feel and timing in a MIDI library with signature grooves, played by the masters themselves.

Samples and looped audio of their original beats and breaks would go on to become the foundation of Hip-Hop. Their breaks gave birth to countless genres reaching deep into the realms of underground, experimental and popular music. It is also crucial to note that the use of their breaks inspired innovation within the techniques of DJ-ing and sample based production, thus making Starks and Stubblefield the most sampled and influential drummers in modern day music. Toontrack Music has sampled both their unique sound and grooves.

We at Toontrack Music are honored and humbled to have worked with these masters. As fans and lovers of music, we wish to express our deepest appreciation and gratitude for the legacy that “Jab'o” and Clyde have given us all.

Contents include:

John "Jabo" Starks setup:

Kick Drum:

  • Yamaha Maple Custom 22"

Snare Drum:

  • Yamaha Mahogany 6x14"

Toms:

  • Yamaha Maple Custom 12"
  • Yamaha Maple Custom 13"
  • Yamaha Maple Custom 16"

Hats:

  • 14" MEINL Byzance Medium Hihat

Crash:

  • 16" MEINL Byzance Medium Crash

Ride:

  • 18" MEINL Medium Ride

Woodblock:

  • MEINL Woodblock

 

Clyde Stubblefield setup:

Kick Drum:

  • Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute 20"

Snare Drum:

  • Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute 7x14"

Toms:

  • Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute 13"
  • Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute 14"
  • Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute 16"

Hats:

  • 14" MEINL Byzance Medium Hihat

Crash:

  • 18" MEINL Thin Crash

Ride:

  • 20" MEINL Medium Ride

Woodblock:

  • MEINL Woodblock

Please click on the link below to view the download and install guide for this product.

http://help.timespace.com/home/toontrack-install-guides

Customer Reviews

Press Quotes

"Funkmasters is a great addition and will no doubt find applications in many genres outisde mainstream funk." - Sound on Sound (Rating: 5/5)

"There's little to complain about here, and this EZX will thrill producers and drummers alike." - Rhythm mag (Rating: 5/5)

"Less than 50 quid for the sampled kits of two of history's most renowned drummers is, frankly, a total bargain, and all EZdrummer owners should consider this a must-have." - Computer Music (Rating: 9/10)

Tech Specs

Product Type:

Expansion

Product Specs:

System Requirements
  • EZdrummer 1.2.0 or higher, or Superior Drummer 2.3 (or above)
  • 1.2 GB free disk space