Toontrack have had a busy couple of months; in January, they announced a sample expansion for EZdrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 3 (above). Kicks and Snares (£51.95$89) features 74 multi-sampled kick and snare sounds from acoustic to electronic, ambient and hip-hop, with four types of processing for each instrument, and 100 kits and MIDI grooves included.
Since then, they have released two new MIDI packs. Drum Beats (£17.56$29) is a collection for EZdrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 3 of four-bar MIDI grooves in 15 different styles, in 4/4 or 6/8 time and at tempos ranging from 51 to 210 bpm. Epic Themes (£17.56$29) is a cinema‑inspired collection for the EZkeys virtual piano (shown above), aimed at music-for-picture composers. Most recently, Toontrack released Mick Guzauski EZmix (£24.76$29), a pack of over 50 custom signal-chain presets for their intelligent mixing system EZmix2, assembled by the eponymous Grammy‑winning engineer. All are available now in the UK via local distributor Time & Space (see www.timespace.com).