Since splashing on to the scene with the groundbreaking EZdrummer, Swedish-based software and sound library developer, Toontrack, has gone on to ever greater things.
The EZdrummer range has now expanded to include EZdrummer Lite and the advanced Superior Drummer 2.0 and these programs are impressively enhanced with the range of EZX and SDX expansion kits, ncluding such titles as DfH (Drumkit from Hell), Funk Masters, Nashville and Twisted (recorded using Sontronics mics).
The newest brainchild from the Toontrack boffins is BeatStation, subtitled as a 'tonal and percussive open-surface new-generation virtual instrument'. Half sound design tool, half audio engine, BeatStation is a powerful tool that lets you create drum, bass and lead instrument sounds and loops with intuitive drag-and-drop technology.
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• NOV 2011: Metal Machine EZX and Metal Essentials EZMix Pack released
• OCT 2011: Roots SDX double pack - 'Sticks' and 'Brushes, Rods & Mallets' for Superior Drummer launched
• SEPT 2011: Americana EZX released
• AUG 2011: NEW! Jazz MIDI pack, compatible with EZdrummer and Superior Drummer 2.0
• MAY 2011: Songwriters Drumpack 3 released with over 500 individually played files, categorised into different songs