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DRUMCEPTION IS BACK.

That’s right, after last year’s highly successful Guitarception contest, which featured TesseracT drummer Jay Postones, we’ve partnered up with the folks over at Gear Gods yet again for a new iteration of the Drumception series…which is going to be bigger and more epic than ever!

On the heels of the release of our Orchestral Percussion SDX earlier this year, we have come up with an absolute BANGIN’ drum track composed 100% using Superior Drummer 3, some brand new Metal Month releases, an all-star gathering of drummers featured in their ranks of our drum MIDI packs as well as – of course – some epic elements from the Orchestral Percussion SDX. We then sent this drum track to four of the most talented guitarists in modern metal to do their thing all over, and their finished tracks will be shared with the world throughout November!

WHAT WOULD YOUR RENDITION SOUND LIKE?

As with last year, this Drumception challenge is open to the public and YOU can win some incredible prizes (head over to Gear Gods for more info on this!). The rules to enter are simple:
Download the EPIC drum track RIGHT HERE, record your own song over it, upload it to the streaming platform of your choice (Soundcloud, YouTube, etc. — do not submit download links!) and submit it using the entry form available on the Gear Gods page. All instruments are fair game — guitars, bass, keys, saxophone, cowbell — although no vocals are allowed. The deadline to enter is 11:59pm EST on Saturday, November 30th.

Remember: There are NO rules as far as creativity goes. The drum track has some twists and turns and you can interpret it in many ways.

STAY TOONED!


GUEST PLAYLIST: DIRK VERBUEREN (MEGADETH)

What’s spinning in Megadeth drummer Dirk Verbuerens’s headphones right now?

GUS G – THE THIRD LESSON.

Learn more about “alternate picking” in the second weekly video in the Gus G Metal Month Masterclass!

NEW DRUMCEPTION SONG WITH WES HAUCH.

Listen to how Wes interpreted Mario Duplantier’s drum track!

NEW METAL TONES BY MARK LEWIS.

A new EZmix Pack that focuses on guitar – the heavy kind!

DRUMCEPTION: JASON SUECOF, MARIO DUPLANTIER & MARTY FRIEDMAN!

Listen to Jason Suecof’s insane rendition over Mario’s drum track – with a guest solo by Marty Friedman.

NEW TUTORIALS AND DEALS FROM GROOVE3.

Groove 3 launches new series on writing songs with Toontrack products – and some great deals!

MEET MARIO DUPLANTIER

Meet Mario Duplantier, drummer in Gojira and the brand new Rythme Sauvage MIDI pack.

HOW BIG DRUMS ARE MADE.

Meet the team behind the Big Rock Drums EZX.

JOIN THE DRUMCEPTION CONTEST!

Jam to a track with Mario from Gojira, share it with the world – and win awesome gear.

CUSTOMER JUKEBOX – WEEK 2.

More awesome songs – by you!

HOW TO PROGRAM GROOVES FROM SCRATCH.

Learn how Trey from GearGods programs MIDI from scratch for a track.

PODCASTS – FOR GUITAR PLAYERS.

If you’re a guitarist, you don’t want to miss these episodes!

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