Toontrack has released Seventies Rock, a new EZX expansion pack for EZDrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 2.
The 1970s rock scene stands out for its diversity, constant reinvention, and especially the way it revitalized the drum hero of the jazz age while introducing a brand new sonic ideal of big, massively saturated drums with the likes of Led Zeppelin and The Who showing the way. In the same time, bands like the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac took on a noticeably more polished production suit. Since Toontrack seems to love contrasts, the new Seventies Rock EZX sets out to capture that entire scope, from the farthest end of epic, earth-shattering and reverberant down to classic, dampened and low-key.
The recording sessions were held at Columbia Studio A in Nashville, now restored to practically a museum of pristine 1970s recording gear (it is used as a training academy for Belmont University). The Seventies Rock EZX includes three fundamentally different kits: a replica of Buddy Rich’s ’70s-era Slingerland, and two different renditions of a mid-‘70s Camco – one with standard drum heads, and one with toweled ones.
- Two 1970s-era kits sampled with regular drum heads (Mark Arnold Custom, Camco)
- One kit sampled with toweled drum heads (Camco)
- Additional snares and a large assortment of cymbals