Toontrack EZX - Action! EDUCATION

A seamless dissolve between fiction and reality, classic and modern, organic and electronic

The Action! EZX presents a fusion of orchestral percussion, sound effects, custom foley and classic drum machine sounds, designed for use in any creative context where beat, groove and tone are allowed to transcend the traditional confines.

In addition to classic orchestral instruments like timpani, tamtam and timbale, it also captures one-of-a-kind foley, risers, claps, snaps, drops and layered textures of sound never before heard – all intuitively blended, mixed, matched and saturated with various effects in creative hybrid kits.

All in all, in excess of 250 individual percussive sounds are presented and used in the more than 15 mix-ready kit configurations included.

This is the perfect percussive montage for ambient soundscapes, creative sound design and any cutting-edge music production – an open landscape of sound, putting you in the director’s chair with a seemingly endless sonic depth of field, enabling you to create literally any percussive motif you can imagine.

Welcome to let loose your creative self in a seamless dissolve between fiction and reality, classic and modern, organic and electronic.


  • Orchestral and traditional percussion
  • Acoustic drums and classic drum machine sounds
  • Percussive foley sampled from a rich variety of elements • Ideal for soundtracks and creative sound design
  • Close to 450 individual instruments in total
  • 21 mix-ready presets
  • A selection of MIDI grooves included

The Action! EZX comes with 21 mix-ready presets, involving complex sound design and a mix of instruments. 

Deep Holes
It won’t get much deeper than this. Enormous low-pitched toms, dark crashes and strange percussion in the midst of it all. This entire kit sounds like a bottomless well! And the texture pads emit sounds as from a creature dwelling deep in that well.

A straight-forward kit. The big toms are in this case accompanied by the large mix of classic 808s and interesting textures.

This kit is probably what it would sound like if you were chased in the jungle! The toms are really jungle -flavored.

Nails of Glass
A different and lighter kit with a lot of shorter sounds from different types of glass. It’s a good kit for tingling tension and mysterious settings.

Orchestral is just what it sounds like; a kit with huge and ambient orchestral drums. It also has some great non-orchestral sounds on the textures, electronic and percussion pads to mix it up.

Apocalypse is one of the more sinister sounding kits. Ominous, raw and somewhat creepy, created with a dystopian post-apocalyptic sci-fi scene in mind.

Big Toms
Big Toms is another more orchestrally oriented kit with more focus on the grand scale on the texture and percussion spots. This kit is huge and sounds massive no matter what you are triggering.

This kit sounds like it came straight out of the hot forge. Sledgehammers, anvils, scrap metal, gun shells. A sound design-heavy kit with a rough attitude.

Ignite is a relative to Blacksmith with a similar style and sound palette, but the feel of the kit is quite different. Think fires, flames and lit fuses!

Broken, disturbing, distorted. Breakdown is a mix of field recordings, pitched hiss and scrap-hits.

Big, hard and heavy! This kit is, maybe not surprisingly, sounding very metallic. 

This kit is a fine example of a mix between a great variety of sources and sounds – and a proof that if you take the right sounds, you can mix almost anything to create an interesting kit!

Old Skool
This one differs from the very heavy action-packed kits, it’s more of a retro kit. Good old electronic sounds with some fun artifacts in the mix.

Almost all of the sounds here were actually recorded outdoors in very low temperatures. The kit just sounds very very cold and barren.

Playful Waters
This kit is definitely playful but it also fills an entirely different role than any of the other kits. And it sounds fun!

Rim Play
This was first an all-out side sticks and rimshot type of preset, but it gradually evolved into something with a more varied palette – keeping the vibe with a very short and rim-like sound, though.

This one has that true intense, action feel and was designed with any beat or audio scene in mind that calls for an energetic percussion pulse.

Strange People
This kit is weird, plain and simple. Super weird, actually – but in a good way! Have you heard the sound those toms make? Try this kit if you want an interesting and different sound to spice things up.

Tone Ritual
This one makes a lot of different notes. It’s interesting, magical and refreshing but very tonal, so you may have to tune some pads if you try adding this kit to a song previously written.

A versatile thematic kit with a very tribal sound to all pads.

Wood Hut
Sounds like the inside and outside of a cabin located on a lonesome field or deep in the forest.

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Customer Reviews

Press Quotes

"Action! EZX is a different proposition to the Toon's usual acoustic drum kit fare. Around 450 sounds are onboard, including a smorgasbord of orchestral, ethnic and electronic percussion, foley sounds, risers drops and more; and 22 preset kits show them off nicely. The onboard effects take in delay, reverb, filtering , envelope shaping and pitchshifting, plus parallel overdrive and compression mixer channels. A powerful addition to any EZdrummer 2 or Superior Drummer 3 Library"Computer Music

"Great Collection of interesting sounds, there's plenty that would work outside of the cinematic arena.  At this price point, it's excellent value [and] you have to continually applaud what Toontrack offers within its EZX Series. This is an excellent complement, which is perfect for anything with a narrative, and beyond."  Dave Gale, MusicTech

"As expected, the quality of the sounds is impeccable and you can create some pretty huge-sounding hits from what's on offer.  I love the timpani.  But it's not all about loud action as many of the sounds lend themselves to compositions that are atmospheric, spooky, or just good old-fashioned musical, so there's a lot more scope that you might first imagine. I can see this particular kit getting a lot of use on my future 'music to soak lentils by' compositions."  - Paul White, Sound On Sound

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System Requirements
  • EZdrummer 2 or Superior Drummer 3