Toontrack EZX - Post-Rock

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”Dramatic. A force of nature. Unpredictable and almost cinematic.” When asked how to put words to the term 'post-rock', these were the first that came to mind for Birgir Jón Birgisson and Arnar Gíslason, engineer and drummer behind the EZX with the same name. And there is likely no better setting to capture the very essence of just that than in Iceland’s Sundlaugin Studios.

In an ever-shifting landscape chiseled from millions of years of volcanic lava, with a waterfall a stone’s throw away and with a glacier stream literally running beneath it, there it sits on the outskirts of Reykjavik. And if you look out the window at the scenic wonder where extremes on opposite ends of the scale fuse and melt together into something untamed, wild and unpredictable, it’s easy to understand why this is the ultimate backdrop for music with the very same dramaturgy.

SUMMARY OF FEATURES:

  • Recorded at Sundlaugin Studios in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 4 complete kits sampled with sticks (Rogers, Tama, Yamaha and Sakae)
  • 1 complete kit sampled with brushes, felt mallets and a ”snares off” option (Sakae)
  • 11 mix-ready presets engineered by Birgir Jón Birgisson, covering a wide range of styles and mood
  • 6 custom percussion pieces
  • Includes a selection of MIDI drum grooves performed by Arnar Gíslason

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Located in Reykjavik, Iceland, the Sundlaugin Studios is probably one of the world’s most remote professional recording facilities. It originally served as a bathhouse in the 1930s but later underwent a major acoustic conversion to Icelandic artist Sigur Rós’ personal high-end studio complex.

The empty swimming pool with its perfectly balanced walls produce a bright but still warm and reverberant tone unlike any other room. In here, the best microphones, outboard and gear have captured the likes of Sólstafir, Jon Hopkins and Spiritualized as well as several of Sigur Rós' own records. In addition to the four complete kits recorded using traditional drum sticks, this library includes felt mallet and brushed options as well as several extra snares, a large variety of cymbals and custom percussion pieces.

The Post-Rock EZX, combined with the powerful framework of EZdrummer 2, gives you an unparalleled creative palette to start painting your percussive soundscapes – from mellow to intense, from restrained to dramatic. Welcome to the ultimate collection of rich, deep and complexly textured drums that are allowed to breathe, seek and seep through to the forefront of your mix. Quality instruments tailored for post-rock, but reaching way beyond any genre.

Instruments include:

Kicks

  • 14x22” Rogers 1964
  • 16x24” Tama Starclassic B/B
  • 14x22” Sakae Trilogy (standard and with snare wires off)
  • 16x24” Yamaha Oak Custom
  • 16x18” Yamaha Oak Custom

Snare

  • 6.5x14” Larusson Custom Titanium (sampled with sticks, brushes and felt mallets)
  • 8x14 Biggi´s Ludwig Steel (sampled with sticks and snare wires off)
  • 6.5x14” Sakae Trilogy (sampled with sticks and snare wires off)
  • 6.5x14” Yamaha Aluminum
  • 5.5x14” Yamaha Oak Custom

Hats:

  • 14” Bosphorus Master Vintage Hats (sampled with sticks, brushes and with jingles)
  • 14” Sabian HHX Groove Hats
  • 16” Zildjian A Custom Crash/16^ Sabian AAX Stage Crash

Toms

  • 8x12” Rogers 1964
  • 8x12” Tama Starclassic B/B
  • 8x12” Sakae Trilogy (sampled with sticks, brushes, felt mallets and snare wires off)
  • 8x12” Yamaha Oak Custom
  • 10x13” Yamaha Oak Custom
  • 9x13” Rogers 1964
  • 16x16” Rogers 1964
  • 16x16” Tama Starclassic B/B
  • 16x16” Sakae Trilogy (sampled with sticks, brushes, felt mallets and snare wires off)
  • 16x16” Yamaha Oak Custom
  • 14x14” Yamaha Oak Custom
  • 16x18” Rogers 1964
  • 16x18” Sakae Trilogy (sampled with sticks, brushes, felt mallets and snare wires off)
  • 16x18” Yamaha Oak Custom

Ride Cymbals

  • 21” Bosphorus Turk Series Ride (sampled with sticks, brushes and felt mallets)
  • 21” Sabian HHX Groove Ride

Crash Cymbals

  • 19” Bosphorus New Orleans Crash (sampled with sticks, brushes and felt mallets)
  • 18” Sabian HHX Crash
  • 18” Sabian AAX Stage Crash (sampled with sticks and felt mallets)
  • 18” Bosphorus Traditional Series Crash
  • 21” Sabian AA Holy China/15^ Zildjian Azuka Latin Multicrash
  • 18” Zildjian K Crash Ride (sampled with sticks and brushes)

Extras

  • Bowed cymbals
  • Singing bowl
  • Stairs
  • Bridge
  • Piano
  • Trash gong

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

"A great sounding and affordable expansion pack that truly captures the epic, windswept character of post-rock drums."  - Music tech

"The kits share a common organic character and warmth, but there's enough variety between them (the Sakae comes in brush and mallet as well as sticks) to make them equally useful. The included grooves, played by Arnar Gislason, are great too." - Computer Music (Rating: 9/10)

Tech Specs

Product Type:

Expansion

Product Specs:

System Requirements
  • EZdrummer 2, or Superior Drummer 2.4.0 (or above)
  • 1 GB free disk space,
  • Internet connection for content download
  • This new EZX will NOT work with EZdrummer 1