If you are looking for a versatile and comprehensive collection of kicks and snares for your drum production, you might want to check out Toontrack's latest EZX expansion pack: Kick Snares EZX. This pack features 74 multi-sampled and never-before-released drums, recorded in eight different top studios by three renowned drummers. Whether you are into acoustic, organic, modern pop, hip-hop, ambient or electronic music, this pack has something for you.
Kick Snares EZX contains 31 individual kick drums and 43 individual snare drums, each with a wide range of alternative tunings and configurations. You can mix and match them to create your own custom kits, or use one of the 100 mix-ready presets that cover anything from traditional to sound design-oriented mixes. Each kick and snare also has four extra channels featuring individually processed versions: Sub, Skin Lo, Skin Hi and Club/Stick. This gives you even more control and flexibility over the sound and feel of your drums.
In addition to the kicks and snares, the pack also includes three toms, two crashes, one ride and one set of hi-hats for easy kit construction. You can also use the included backbeat-oriented MIDI grooves to get a quick start or inspiration for your beats.
How does it sound
Kick Snares EZX sounds amazing. The drums are recorded with high-quality equipment and produced by Peter Henderson, who has worked with artists like Paul McCartney, Supertramp and Rush. The drums have a rich, warm and natural tone that can fit any genre or style. The kicks are punchy, deep and powerful, while the snares are crisp, snappy and dynamic. You can easily tweak them to your liking using the built-in effects and mixer in EZdrummer or Superior Drummer.
The presets are also very useful and creative. They range from realistic and organic to processed and synthetic. You can find presets for rock, pop, funk, soul, jazz, hip-hop, EDM and more. Some of them even use sound design techniques to create unique textures and atmospheres. You can use them as they are or modify them to suit your needs.
Kick Snares EZX is a great addition to any drum library. It offers a huge variety of kicks and snares that can cover any musical situation. The quality of the recordings and the production is top-notch. The presets are inspiring and diverse. The extra channels add more depth and options to the sounds. If you are looking for a way to spice up your drum tracks with some fresh and exciting kicks and snares, you should definitely give this pack a try.
How to use it
Kick Snares EZX is very easy to use. You can install it using the Toontrack Product Manager and load it in EZdrummer or Superior Drummer. You can browse through the presets or create your own kits by dragging and dropping the drums from the browser. You can also adjust the volume, pan, pitch and envelope of each drum using the knobs on the interface. You can also apply effects such as compression, EQ, reverb and delay to each drum or the whole kit using the mixer.
If you want to use the extra channels for each kick and snare, you can access them by clicking on the \"More\" button on the interface. You can then blend them with the main channel using the faders. The extra channels are processed with different techniques such as distortion, saturation, filtering and modulation to create different sonic characteristics. You can use them to add more weight, brightness, punch or character to your kicks and snares.
You can also use the MIDI grooves that come with the pack to play your kits. You can find them in the groove library under \"Kicks & Snares\". They are organized by tempo and style. You can drag and drop them to your host or use the song track feature to create your own arrangements. You can also edit them using the edit play style feature or the grid editor. a474f39169