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Rock! EZX 

Take Neil Dorfsman, a Grammy Award-winning engineer with four decades worth of experience and credits on some of the best selling rock records ever made, give him full access to drums recorded in the most renowned studios in the world and the freedom to blend, mix and match samples collected during his entire recording career, all in order to design the ultimate collection of rock drums. The end result you get is a jaw-dropping selection of completely unique kits unlike anything you have ever heard – hybrids of mixed and custom made drum sets, tailored for any kind of rock.

The Rock! EZX comes with eight custom drum kits based on selections from the near infinite Toontrack sound vaults, featuring rare and vintage drums recorded over the past decade in renowned studios like New York's Allaire Studios, Blackbird Studios in Nashville and 2 Khz Studios in London. All sounds were handpicked and re-mixed through various outboard chains as well as layered with engineer Neil Dorfsman's (Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Dire Straits) personal collection of samples.

The Rock! EZX gives you four decades of engineering experience boiled down to eight tailor-made kits spanning the whole range of rock – from ambient to dry, vintage to modern.

Rock! EZX Quick Facts
• Eight (8) complete drum kits mixed by Neil Dorfsman (Dire Straits, Sting, Bruce Springsteen)
• Drums recorded in various top studios in New York, Nashville, London and Stockholm
• Extensive MIDI library included

Rock! EZX - product details

KICKS

Bright Ambient
16x24" Ludwig Maple Shell 1979 Power Station
A mix of various Neil Dorfsman's private samples

Vintage Punch
Rogers 1966

Tight Punch
22" Ludwig Maple Psychedelic
20" Slingerland
A mix of various Neil Dorfsman's private samples

Ringy
20" Slingerland Open
14x20" Rogers 1966
A mix of various Neil Dorfsman's private samples

High & Dry
18x24" Camco Oaklawn 1960s
A mix of various Neil Dorfsman's private samples

80s Rock
16x26" Slingerland
A mix of various Neil Dorfsman's private samples

Classic Dry
22" Premier Gen-X Open
16x22" Slingerland Studio King (no damping)
A mix of various Neil Dorfsman's private samples

Woody
20" Slingerland
A mix of various Neil Dorfsman's private samples

SNARES

Bright Ambient
5.5x14" Slingerland Wood 1964
A mix of various Neil Dorfsman's private samples

Vintage Punch
14" Rogers Dynasonic
5.5x14" Slingerland Wood 1964
A mix of various Neil Dorfsman's private samples

Tight Punch
14x5.5" Ludwig Wood 1964
A mix of various Neil Dorfsman's private samples

Ringy
14" Black Beauty 6x14"
5.5x14" Slingerland Wood 1964
A mix of various Neil Dorfsman's private samples

High & Dry
4.75x14" Noble & Cooley Alloy Classic Prototype (high tuning)
A mix of various Neil Dorfsman's private samples

80s Rock
14" Ludwig Supraphonic (low tuned)
A mix of various Neil Dorfsman's private samples

Classic Dry
14" Tama Superstar High
6.5x14" Ludwig B/O Supraphonic 1971
A mix of various Neil Dorfsman's private samples

Woody
14" GMS Nir Z Custom
A mix of various Neil Dorfsman's private samples

TOMS

Bright Ambient
10x12" Slingerland 1964
14x14" Slingerland 1964
16x16" Slingerland 1964

Vintage Punch
9x12" Rogers 1966
10x13" Rogers 1966
16x16" Rogers 1966

Tight Punch
10x10" Sonor Tomas Haake Custom SQ2
9x13" Ludwig Silver Sparkle
16x16" Ludwig Silver Sparkle

Ringy
11x13" Ludwig Maple Shell 1979 Power Station
16x16" Ludwig Maple Shell 1979 Power Station
16x18" Ludwig Maple Shell 1979 Power Station

High & Dry
9x13" Camco Oaklawn
10x14" Camco Oaklawn
16x16" Camco Oaklawn

80s Rock
12" Ludwig 1962
14" Ludwig 1962
16" Ludwig 1962

Classic Dry
10" Premier Gen-X, sticks
12" Premier Gen-X, sticks
16" Premier Gen-X, sticks

Woody
12" GMS Coated Heads
14" GMS Coated Heads
18" GMS Coated Heads

HATS

Bright Ambient
16" Manhattan HHX crash/16" HH Medium Crash

Vintage Punch
16" Sabian crash Hand Hammered

Tight Punch
14" Masterworks Meritamon Series

Ringy
15" Paiste Giant Beat Hats

High & Dry
13" Zildjian K Istanbul 1960s

80s Rock
14" Sabian HHX Manhattan Jazz

Classic Dry
10" K Zildjian – A Zildjian

Woody
14" Sabian HHX Manhattan Jazz

RIDES

Bright Ambient
22" AA Classic Ride

Vintage Punch
22" Artisan Ride

Tight Punch
22" K Zildjian Constantinople

Ringy
20" Zildjian 1960 Ride

High & Dry
20" Zildjian K Heavy Ride

80s Rock
22" Sabian Prototype

Classic Dry
Sabian Morgan Ågren Custom Ride

Woody
21" Sabian Handhammered Vintage Ride

CRASHES

Bright Ambient
18" AA Thin Crash
14" HHX Evolution Crash
18" Hand hammered HH Thin Crash

Vintage Punch
18" HHX Manhattan Crash
17" AA Thin Crash
17" HHX Legacy Crash

Tight Punch
22" K Zildjian Constantinople
18" Paiste Fast Crash
20" Sabian Handhammered HHX Manhattan

Ringy
18" Sabian AA Medium Thin Crash
16" Sabian Vault Series
18" Sabian AA Thin Crash

High & Dry
19" Zildjian K Dark Thin Crash
17" Zildjian K Dark Crash
17" Zildjian K Dark Crash

80s Rock
19" Sabian HHX Xtreme Crash
18" Sabian Prototype
21" Sabian AA Xplosion

Classic Dry
20" Istanbul Nostalgia
18" K Zildjian Dark Crash
18" Paiste Medium Lite China

Woody
18" Sabian Handhammered Fierce Crash
16" Sabian HHX Extreme Crash
19" Sabian HHXtreme Crash

ADDITIONAL HARDWARE USED:
A mix of: SSL Duality, Universal Audio LA-3A, Emperical Labs Distressors, The Culture Vulture Mastering, Allen Smart C1, HM2EQ Hammer, Neve 4081 preamps.

CREDITS

Engineered, produced & mixed by: Neil Dorfsman.

Recorded at: Avatar Studio (New York City, NY), 2 Khz Studios (London, England), Sound Kitchen Studios (Nashville, TN), Blackbird Studio (Nashville, TN), Allaire Studios (Shokan, NY), Toontrack Studio (Umeå, Sweden), Atlantis Studio (Stockholm, Sweden).

Credits for original recordings: Neil Dorfsman, Pat Thrall, Peter Henderson, Daniel Bergstrand, Fredrik Thordendal, Mattias Eklund, Chris Grainger, Roy "Futureman" Wooten, Nir Z, Chris Whitten, Morgan Ågren, Brad Bowden, Harry Stinson, Chuck Ainlay.

Mixed at: Toontrack Studio (Umeå, Sweden).

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