Toontrack announced the release of the Black Metal MIDI pack, a collection of drum grooves and fills in MIDI format for EZdrummer 1, EZdrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 2. This marks the concluding release for Toontrack's 2016 Metal Month campaign.
In Black Metal MIDI, Efraim Juntunen of Swedish black metal pioneers Naglfar takes you on board for a journey down the long and winding rapids of black metal drums. From the steady doom-like beats to the rampant, grinding tirades and violent outbursts in fills, Juntunen steers his vessel with one firm and central idea: keeping it simple and to the point.
"To me, a steady and consistent beat is key. A lot of times, I hear drummers go off and completely lose track of the song. Especially in a songwriting scenario, when all you're looking for is the perfect beat, something too busy can be a real hurdle. I have intentionally left all of that out and made a collection of grooves tailored for songwriting, " he commented.
- Drum grooves and fills inspired by classic and modern black metal.
- Performed by Efraim Juntunen (Naglfar).
- More than 420 individually played files.
- 4/4 and 6/8 in straight and/or swing feel.
- Tempos ranging from 70 to 220 BPM.
- Song structure categorization (intro, verse, chorus, bridge, etc).