Toontrack EZX Alt-Rock

Drums by the man who helped shape the sound of alternative rock: Steve Albini

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The Alt-Rock EZX presents a crude, genuine and raw palette of drum sounds with an incredible range, perfect for the soft-loud-soft approach that is synonymous with the distinct dynamics of the classic alt-rock sound. Capturing Steve’s unique method of mic placement, attention to detail and drum tuning scrutiny, this EZX gives you two full kits and cymbal setups as well as several additional instruments and percussion pieces, all crafted to perfection.

SUMMARY OF FEATURES

  • Recorded by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio
  • 2 full kits and cymbal setups (Ludwig Club Date & DW Collector’s Series)
  • 5 additional snares, 2 kicks and 5 cymbals
  • 5 percussion instruments, including 26” and 29” Ludwig timpani drums
  • Comes with a selection of MIDI drum grooves inspired by alt-rock music
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Steve Albini’s imprint on the sound of rock is undeniable. Having worked on seminal albums by the Pixies, PJ Harvey and, perhaps most notably, Nirvana’s milestone record "In Utero," his sonic DNA is in the fabric of productions that have helped create a new branch in rock history. This collection of drums captures the incomparable sonic fingerprint of not only Steve Albini but also the ambience of his very own studio, which he personally built and designed. Welcome to Electrical Audio in Chicago, IL, and a truly unique collection of drums.

Even though this EZX takes off in the tremors of the nineties alt-rock scene, it presents a tonal palette with enough color to aid you in painting whatever sonic landscape you wish.

INSTRUMENTS INCLUDE:

Ludwig Club Gate

  • KICK     14×20” Ludwig Club Date Silver Sparkle
  • SNARE     3×13” WFL/Ludwig Jazz Combo Duco finish
  • RACKTOM 1     8×12” Ludwig Club Date Silver Sparkle
  • RACKTOM 2     9×10” Gretsch USA Custom Natural Maple
  • FLOOR TOM 1     14×14” Ludwig Club Date Silver Sparkle
  • FLOOR TOM 2     16×16” Ludwig Hollywood Mod Orange finish
  • HI-HAT     13” Meinl Byzance Traditional Medium
  • CYMBAL 1     18” Meinl Byzance Traditional Medium Thin
  • CYMBAL 2     19” Meinl Byzance Traditional Medium Thin
  • CYMBAL 3     17” Meinl Byzance Traditional Medium Thin
  • RIDE     20” Meinl Byzance  Traditional Medium
  • COWBELL     6” Cosmic Percussion by LP cowbell

DW Collector's Series

  • KICK     18×24” DW Collector’s Maple Black Oyster Pearl
  • SNARE     5×14” Ludwig Universal 1920s Nickel Over Brass
  • RACKTOM 1     12×14” Gretsch USA Custom Natural Maple
  • RACKTOM 2     14×15” DW Collector’s Maple Black Oyster Pearl
  • FLOOR TOM 1     16×16” DW Collector’s Maple Black Oyster Pearl
  • FLOOR TOM 2     16×18” DW Collector’s Maple Black Oyster Pearl
  • HI-HAT     15” Paiste Giant Beat
  • CYMBAL 1     18” Paiste Giant Beat
  • CYMBAL 2     20” Paiste Giant Beat
  • CYMBAL 3     10” Meinl Byzance Traditional Splash
  • RIDE     24” Paiste Giant Beat

Percussion

  • SLOT 1     29” Ludwig Universal timpani (low) & 28” Slingerland Radio King bass drum (calfskin)
  • SLOT 2     26” Ludwig Universal timpani (high) & 28” Slingerland Radio King bass drum (calfskin)
  • COWBELL     6” Cosmic Percussion by LP cowbell & 15” Paiste Giant Beat hi-hat bottom (hand-held) “cowbell”

ADDITIONAL DRUMS

Snare Drums

  • 5×14” Ludwig Universal 1920s Nickel Over Brass
  • 6×14” DW Collector’s Maple Black Oyster Pearl
  • 5×14” Ludwig Acrolite 1960s
  • 5×14” Tama Starclassic Maple Red finish
  • 3×13” Bison Piccolo Black Stain finish

Extra Kicks

  • 16×22” Gretsch USA Custom Natural Maple
  • 14×20” Ludwig Club Date Silver Sparkle (fluffy beater)

Additional Cymbals

  • CRASH CYMBALS     18” Bosphorus Prototype Crash & 20” Bosphorus Prototype Crash Ride
  • RIDE CYMBALS     20” Paiste Sound Creation Dark Ride
  • CHINA     16” Istanbul Agop Signature China
  • STACKED RIDE     20” Paiste Sound Creation Dark Ride over cracked 20” Zildjian K Custom Dark Ride

"Well worth checking out if you're into your 90s Grunge music." Pro-Tools-Expert.com (Watch the full review below)

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Customer Reviews

Press Quotes

"The tubs are lively, spacious and hard-hitting, and the kit/mixer presets and bundled grooves are superb, making this a no-brainer for the rockin' EZdrummer owner." - Computer Music (Rating: 9/10)

"The fact that this pack exists, and is available to trigger from your e-kit for under £50, makes it nearly impossible to fault. An hour in the studio with any engineer will set you back considerably more. This is a must for fans (and there are many) of Albini's iconic drum sound." - Rhythm

"Another very worthy addition to the EZdrummer range, offering something a little different, but at the same time very usuable and surprisingly adaptable." - Sound On Sound

Tech Specs

Product Type:

Expansion

Product Specs:

System Requirements
  • EZdrummer 2 or higher, or Superior Drummer 2.4 (or above)
  • This new EZX will not work with EZdrummer 1