Toontrack releases Dream Pop EZX for EZdrummer 2
Toontrack has released Dream Pop EZX, a drum library expansion for their EZdrummer 2 that is designed to combine acoustic drums and classic machines with creative percussion elements, all honed and shaped with cutting-edge sound design to never-before-heard drum kit hybrids, tailored for modern music-making.
Helmed by the creative duo of Addeboy vs. Cliff, the Dream Pop EZX was produced in collaboration with Toontrack's Mattias Eklund. Addeboy vs. Cliff has collectively produced, written and recorded with acts like Say Lou Lou, Adam Tensta and Roxette. Mattias is the founder of Toontrack and has a long history of audio engineering, mixing and sound design.
"To design this library from the ground up, without any rules or restraints, has been one of the most creative processes I've ever been part of. Each kit has literally been like writing a song, from start to finish. To me, this product is just as much about music as it is about drums", said Mattias Eklund.
Dream Pop EZX offers a fusion of organic and electronic percussion that attempts to bridge the gap between nature and technology. A sonic panorama where wood meets metal, man battles machine and complex textures of modular synthesis clash with the crude, unfiltered tone of nature.
All in all, the Dream Pop EZX comes with 29 preset kits made up by a total of close to 250 individual percussive sounds. In addition to traditional acoustic drums and classic drum machine sounds, the user will find hybrids and textured percussive foley sampled from a rich variety of elements. There are creative renditions of stomps, claps, snares and kicks, a set of chromatic pad-like sounds, as well as a collection of ever-changing filter loops made in a modular system.
- Produced by Addeboy vs. Cliff (Say Lou Lou, Roxette) and Mattias Eklund (Toontrack).
- Acoustic, electronic and hybrid sounds.
- Percussive foley sampled from a rich variety of elements.
- Close to 250 instruments in total.
- 29 preset kits.
- A selection of MIDI grooves included.
Price: $89 - The Dream Pop EZX is also available in two different bundle configurations, both for existing EZdrummer 2 owners and those that do not yet own EZdrummer 2:
- Modern Pop Edition ($299) includes EZdrummer 2, the Dream Pop EZX and the Number 1 Hits EZX.
- Modern Pop EZX Value Pack ($179) includes the Dream Pop EZX, the Number 1 Hits EZX and the Pop. EZX.