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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!


WRITING SONGS WITH EZKEYS: EPISODE 1.

Watch the first of four quick videos in this series based around writing songs with EZkeys.

EZKEYS – GOES METAL.

Avid EZkeys user Ola Englund (The Haunted, Feared) demonstrates how he uses EZkeys when writing.

NOT A PIANO PLAYER? NOT A PROBLEM.

With EZkeys, you don’t have to be a piano player to add piano to you song. This quick video shows you how.

EZKEYS: THIAGO PINHEIRO PERFORMANCE.

Watch longtime Toontrack collaborator Thiago Pinheiro in this performance featuring the EZkeys Grand Piano.

17 ESSENTIAL SONGWRITING TIPS.

Award-winning songwriter Monty Powell shares some of his best secrets.

MEET STEINAR LARSEN.

Meet the forth week’s Customer Spotlight, the amazing Steinar Larsen from Norway.

THE "MONEY FOR NOTHING"-TONE.

Producer Neil Dorfsman explains how he got the famous guitar tone on “Money for Nothing” – by accident. Great story!

LIVE Q&A WITH MILLER AND THAMMARAT.

Join two of the world’s best guitarists this weekend on our Facebook page!

NEW IN APRIL.

New guitar tones, new drums sounds, new MIDI and more! Check what we ined up for you in April.

MARCO SFOGLI.

We talk guitars, gear and influences with guitar god Marco Sfogli.

JOSH SMITH.

The amazing Josh Smith talks gear, influences and the most interesting guitar player today.

FUNK GUITAR LESSON.

Master guitar instructor Robert Renman just released this funk lesson in tribute to the late Prince.

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