Toontrack Music has announced The Metal Foundry SDX, a new expansion pack for Superior Drummer 2.0.
The Metal Foundry SDX is an all-new recording with Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake, featuring seven massive drum kits, spanning 300,000 sound files of raw, single hit drum recordings in the vein of Drumkit From Hell and dfh Superior, covering Hard Rock to Metal, from the early Blues tinged sound of the late 60s to the fragmentation of today's music, from Power through Thrash, Death and Progressive Metal.
The Metal Foundry SDX celebrates the Toontrack Music Hard Rock and Heavy Metal legacy of the first Drumkit From Hell, on which the company has built its following. This in turn has spawned dfh Superior, EZdrummer and Superior Drummer 2.0.
The Metal Foundry SDX was recorded and produced at Atlantis Studios in December 2008 by the original Drumkit From Hell recording team, Mattias Eklund (Toontrack Music), Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggah), Daniel Bergstrand (Dug Out Studios) and Tomas Haake (Meshuggah).
The Metal Foundry SDX features presets by:
- Devin Townsend (Devin Townsend, Strapping Young Lad, Steve Vai).
- Daniel Bergstrand from Dug Out Studio (Meshuggah, In Flames, Dark Funeral, Behemoth).
- Pelle Gunnerfeldt from Gröndahl Studio (The Hives, Moneybrother, Fireside, The International Noise Conspiracy).
- Pelle Henricsson, Eskil Lövstrand and Magnus Lindberg from Tonteknik Studio (Refused, Meshuggah, Cult Of Luna, Khoma, Hell Is For Heroes).
- Mattias Eklund from Toontrack (Nocturnal Rites, Naglfar, Guillotine, Galneryus, Lambretta).
- Jocke Skog (Clawfinger).
- Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggah).
The Metal Foundry SDX features custom MIDI by:
- Gene Hoglan (Dark Angel, Strapping Young Lad, Devin Townsend, Testament).
- Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork, Warrel Dane, Scarve, Aborted).
The Metal Foundry SDX will be available world-wide July 1st, 2009, with an MSRP of $179 / €139 / £125.