Featuring drum tones inspired by over five decades of UK pop mastery, Toontrack’s latest expansion, UK Pop EZX, was recorded in London’s famed RAK Studios by acclaimed session drummer Ash Soan (Adele, James Morrison) and Grammy Award-winning engineer Mark Taylor (Rod Stewart, Cher, Daniel Bedingfield).
Designed for EZdrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 3, UK Pop EZX includes four full kits with a host of extra snare/cymbal selections. If this wasn’t enough, you also get seven mix-ready presets, each with a distinct sound plus a variety of MIDI grooves for each preset, performed by Ash Soan himself. Unusually for an EZX, there are also a lot of mics included. As well as the regular close mics there are three sets of overheads (condenser and two sets of ribbons), Close and Far Ambient Mics plus three mono mics each which add character and degrees of distortion to the sound. Sticks, mallets, regular and towel-damped samples are available for select kits and these are augmented with claps and stomps.
Of the release, Project Manager Damian Blunt said "We discussed differences between the US pop drum sound and the British Pop sound and it was felt that the latter is often grittier… overall the sound of the EZX is very fat, versatile and has loads of character — it probably does a drier sound better than any other libraries we have so far.”
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The Toontrack UK Pop EZX is available now for £51.95. For full details, audio demos and videos visit: