Today, Toontrack announced the release of the Traditional Country EZX, a drum library expansion for EZdrummer 2 recorded in the very first studio on Music Row, The Quonset Hut. This is the third release of Toontrack’s ongoing Country Month, a month-long celebration of all things country music-related.
The Traditional Country EZX is also available in two special savings-bundles also released today, the EZdrummer 2 Country Edition (including EZdrummer 2, the Traditional Country EZX and the Nashville EZX) as well as the EZX Country Value Pack (including the Traditional Country EZX and the Nashville EZX)
About the Traditional Country EZX
The Traditional Country EZX comes with a stellar collection of drums recorded at the Quonset Hut Studio, the first-ever recording studio on the now world-famous Music Row in Nashville, TN. The first incarnation was opened to the public in 1955 before it was ultimately sold to Columbia and operated under the name of Columbia Studio B until it closed in 1982. Today, it serves as a recording classroom for the Belmont University. However, its legacy lives on vicariously through the iconic music of pioneering artists such as Brenda Lee, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash, all of whom cut timeless songs at “The Hut”. With the guidance of original players, staff, drawings and notes from the era, producer Glenn Rosenstein and master engineer Jeff Balding were able to accurately replicate the sound of an authentic 1950s session. The drums include two late ‘50s and early ‘60s sets by Rogers and Ludwig as well as a truly unique Apollo MIJ kit, all captured with period-correct gear and saturated by the inimitable magic of the studio that played one of the most influential roles in shaping the Nashville country music sound.
With the Traditional Country EZX, you walk in the footsteps of those that blazed trails for what country music is today. Those who helped weave the cultural fabric of Nashville and made Music Row the undisputed creative hub for songwriters, artists and the country music industry as a whole.
- Two (2) kits sampled with sticks (Rogers, Ludwig)
- One (1) kit sampled with sticks and brushes (Apollo)
- Three (3) additional snare drums
- Recorded at the legendary Quonset Hut Studios in Nashville, TN
- Engineered to replicate a late 1950s session
- Includes a selection of drum MIDI grooves
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About EZdrummer 2 and the EZdrummer Line
The first generation of EZdrummer was launched in 2006 and quickly established itself as the go-to drum production tool for top-tier producers, songwriters and home users alike. In May 2014, a completely overhauled version of the program was introduced, featuring new sounds and a host of groundbreaking tools for quick and easy songwriting. The release was met by overwhelming critical acclaim from users and has produced numerous top reviews, magazine covers and industry awards. The ever-growing EZdrummer Line encompasses more than twenty unique expansion libraries recorded in top studios all over the world, making it possibly the single largest collection of drum sounds on the market.
Toontrack is a developer of software for music production, widely acclaimed for its attention to quality, design and innovation. In 1999, Toontrack changed the industry with the groundbreaking drum sample library Drumkit From Hell. Today, the company is world-leading in sampled drums and has extended its product range to include mix tools, software piano instruments and a wide assortment of expansion content. Some of Toontrack's most known brands include EZdrummer 2, Superior Drummer 2, EZmix 2 and EZkeys.