Toontrack EZX Gospel for EZdrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 3 gives you the power of rhythm and the legacy of a genre whose DNA over the course of history has seeped through to almost any facet of music imaginable. With branches arching into anything from R&B and soul to rock, hip-hop and fusion, gospel is the literal definition of width.
Up until today and ever since the early days, when makeshift kits, foot stomps and handclaps served as rhythm sections in churches, the beat has been central in every syllable, bar and phrase of worship music. Simply put: rhythm is instilled in each fiber of gospel as we know it.
With its four fundamentally different sets of tonal characteristics, this EZX covers the entire scope and paints an impressive sonic image – from the open-sounding tones of the early 1940s and the dry, muffled and tight ones of the 1960s to the punchy, distinct and crystal clear sound of today.
Add to that the ear and craftsmanship of Danny Duncan – seven-time Grammy Award-winning engineer/producer with a longstanding gospel merit – the breathtaking aura of the Paragon Studios A-room, the magic stroke of drummer Calvin Rodgers as well as custom presets, MIDI, percussion, handclaps, snaps and foot stomps and you have the ultimate gospel battery.
If words are the lifeblood of gospel music, rhythm is the heartbeat upon which they thrive. Welcome to a collection of drums that encapsulates the essence of one of the most powerful and uniting forms of musical expression: gospel.
AUDIO DEMOS - The first 28 demos in the audio player showcase some of the presets inside the Gospel EZX. The final four demos are full tracks.
TOONTRACK EZX GOSPEL KEY FEATURES:
- Drum tones inspired by gospel music from the 1940s through to today
- Engineered and produced by seven-time Grammy Award-winner Danny Duncan.
- Sampled by noted gospel drummer Calvin Rodgers
- Recorded at Paragon Studios in Nashville, TN
- Three complete drum sets, one dampened kit configuration and a wide range of cymbals.
- Handclaps, foot stomps, snaps, shakers and tambourines
- Includes custom presets engineered by Danny Duncan
- Comes with MIDI performed by Calvin Rodgers
The included MIDI was performed by Calvin Rodgers. It covers a wealth of playing styles suitable for anything from traditional gospel to modern gospel, soul, R&B and any pocket-style beat. Each ‘song’ is organized in common song structures, making it easy for you to build a foundation to a track in no time. The MIDI library also covers a section of fundamental rhythms intended for the included percussion, hand claps, foot stomps and snaps.
The collection of presets include both those engineered by Danny Duncan himself as well as presets by the Toontrack sound design team. The idea with this bank of presets is to not only bring out all the unique qualities of the kits but also to provide the broadest possible sonic palette of drums for gospel music.
- A working EZdrummer 2.2.0 or Superior Drummer 3.2.4 (or above) installation.
Note: EZdrummer 2.2.0 and up is 64-bit only on Mac and requires macOS 10.9 or higher.
- 1.6 GB free disk space, 4 GB RAM