Metal Machine EZX
Testament, Megadeth, Arch Enemy, Exodus, Killswitch Engage and Devildriver all call the same man to lay the final hand on their albums: Britain's Andy Sneap. This highly in-demand producer/engineer has worked on numerous Grammy® Award-nominated albums, is known worldwide for having produced some of the heaviest releases this last decade and has had an instrumental role in shaping the sound of metal music as we know it in the new millennium. Now Toontrack is proud to present the first ever drum sample library to bear his unmistakable seal; Metal Machine EZX.
Recorded by powerhouse drummer John Tempesta (White Zombie, Testament, Helmet) in Los Angeles' Henson Recording Studios, formerly known as the A&M Studios, the Metal Machine EZX lacks none of the metal traits you'd expect: the thunderous bass-drums, the ferocious in-your-face snares and the toms that will cut through your mixes with a crystal clear tone to die for.
• Three kits (2 x Tama Starclassic Bubinga, Ludwig Stainless Steel) as well as a large selection of snare drums and cymbals
• Produced and engineered by one of the most successful and in-demand metal producers of the decade: Andy Sneap
• Recorded at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles, USA
• Mixed at Andy Sneap's own Backstage Studios, Derbyshire, UK
• Included MIDI played by John Tempesta
Metal Machine EZX - product details
Recorded April 2011 at Henson Studios, Studio B
SSL 6000 E
Kick R in - SM91
Kick R in 2 - Audix D6 / AKGD12 on Stainless Steel
Kick R out - Yamaha Sub Kick
Kick L in - SM91
Kick L in 2 - Audix D6 / AKGD12 on Stainless Steel
Kick L out - Yamaha Sub Kick
Snare top - SM57
Snare bottom - SM57
Snare top 2: Beyer M-201
Hat: Shure SM7B
Toms: Sennheiser 421
Cymbals/ride closed: Neumann KM184
OH’s: AKG 414
Room mono: Neumann CMV3
Room mid: ribbon RCA77
Room far: Neumann U67
Kicks (Left & Right)
Tama Starclassic Quillted Sapele Bubinga 18x22"
Tama Starclassic Bubinga 18x24"
Ludwig Stainless Steel 14x26"
14x7" Tama John Tempesta Signature Series snare drum
6.5x14" Tama Bell Brass snare drum
6.5x14" Ludwig Black Beauty
6.5x14" Ludwig Supraphonic
6.5x14" Sonor Artist Bronze snare drum
6.5x14" Dunnett Titanium
6x14" Masai Bubinga snare
Tama Starclassic Bubinga Quillted Sapele 9x10", 10x12", 14x14", 16x16"
Tama Starclassic Bubinga 9x10", 10x12", 14x16", 16x18"
Ludwig Stainless 12x15", 16x16", 16x18"
Tama Starclassic Bubinga gong bassdrum 14x20" (Tom 5)
Zildjian Z Custom Master Sound 14"
Zildjian Avedis Master Sound 14"
Zildjian Earth Ride 22"
Zildjian A Ping Ride 22" Brilliant Finish
17" Z3 Zildjian prototype
16" Medium thin Zildjian prototype crash
18" Medium Zildjian prototype crash
19" Medium Zildjian prototype
19" Medium Zildjian prototype crash
18" Z3 Medium crash
20" Z3 Medium Zildjian prototype
19" Medium Thin Zildjian prototype crash
20" Medium Zildjian prototype crash
18" Medium Z3 Zildjian prototype
19" Z3 Zildjian Thrash Ride
18" Medium Zildjian prototype crash
10" Zildjian prototype splash
Zildjian Z3 19"
Zildjian 19" Prototype China
20" Oriental China Trash
Zildjian Soundlab Prototype 18" Medium Thin/19" Z3 China
Zildjian Soundlab Prototype 16" Medium Thin/19" Z3 China
Produced and engineered by: Andy Sneap
Assistant engineer: Miguel Lara
Sampling drummer: John Tempesta
Drum technician: Adrian Ost
Recorded at: Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA
Mixed at: Backstage Studios, Derbyshire, UK
Sound editing: Mattias Eklund
MIDI played by: John Tempesta
MIDI recording by: Nils Eriksson & Henrik Kjellberg
MIDI editing: Nils Eriksson
Graphic designer: Fredrik Ärletun
Cover art: Pär Olofsson (www.parolofsson.se)
Configuration manager: Rogue Marechal
Quality assurance: Damian Blunt
Coding: Olof Westman