EZX INTO THE DARK
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EZX INTO THE DARK

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Mix-ready drums, tailored for post-punk, dark rock and goth.

This EZX presents the perfect mosaic of drums for any production that calls for an extra bit of that grisly, ghastly and raw tint of dark rock, post-punk and goth. Where better to capture just that than in its very cradle, where pioneering acts like Bauhaus, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Cult and many others struck chords that moved enough air to not only start a wave but also shape an entire sub-culture in its backwash? Welcome to the Into the Dark EZX and Rockfield, the world-famous Welsh dairy farm-turned-into-studio that has played an immense role in rock as we know it.

The Into the Dark EZX was recorded by multiple award-winning producer/mixer Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Rammstein, Pixies, Royal Blood) and drummer Mat Hector (Iggy Pop, Gutterdämmerung). It comes with three full drum kits as well as a bespoke set of cymbals and extra instruments derived from the Fields of Rock SDX. With the drums, the broad collection of presets engineered by Tom Dalgety as well as the custom MIDI library by Mat Hector, expect to get immersed in a monochrome journey that encapsulates the entire dark rock greyscale – from the blaring, raw and rebellious tones of post-punk to the dark, gruesome and macabre hue of industrial-tinged new wave and goth.

Just like an image would appear one-dimensional without shadows, a proper rock song would fall flat without some true grit. Are you ready to head into the dark? Enter at your own risk.

FEATURE SPOTLIGHT
  • Three drum kits as well as a selection of extra instruments and cymbals
  • Features mix-ready sounds inspired by dark rock, post-punk and goth
  • Recorded at the iconic Rockfield Studios in the UK
  • Produced and engineered by Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Rammstein, Pixies, Opeth, Royal Blood)
  • Sampled by Mat Hector (Iggy Pop, Gutterdämmerung)
  • Comes with presets engineered by Tom Dalgety and MIDI performed by Mat Hector

PURE GOTH KIT

Brand: Sonor
Model: Sonorlite
Material: 12-ply 7mm birch (bass drum) and 9-ply 6mm brich (toms)
Finish: Natural Birch
Era: 1980s

TOOLS RECORDED
Drumsticks: Vater Keg 5B drumsticks
Kick drum beater: Low Boy felt beater
Sampled with snare wires on

KICK
Size: 17×22″
Batter head: Remo Powerstroke 3 Clear
Resonance head: Sonor with hole and KickPort
Tuning/treatment: Medium to low with KickPro pillow

SNARE
Brand: Sonor
Model: Phonic D506
Material: Seamless FerroManganese
Finish: Chrome
Era: 1980s
Size: 6.5×14″
Batter head: Remo Renaissance Ambassador
Resonance head: Remo Ambassador Hazy
Tuning/treatment: Low with four Snareweights

HIGH TOM
Size: 9×10″
Batter head: Remo Renaissance Ambassador
Resonance head: Sonor Resonant
Tuning/treatment: Medium with damping ring

RACK TOM 1
Size: 10×12″
Batter head: Remo Renaissance Ambassador
Resonance head: Sonor Resonant
Tuning/treatment: Medium with damping ring

RACK TOM 2
Size: 11×13″
Batter head: Remo Renaissance Ambassador
Resonance head: Sonor Resonant
Tuning/treatment: Medium with damping ring

FLOOR TOM
Size: 17×16″
Batter head: Remo Renaissance Ambassador
Resonance head: Sonor Resonant
Tuning/treatment: Medium with damping ring

THE FUTURISTIC KIT

Brand: Staccato
Model: 1980s
Material: Fibreglass
Finish: Red
Era: 1980s

TOOLS RECORDED
Drumsticks: Vater Keg 5B drumsticks
Kick drum beater: Low Boy felt and wood beaters
Sampled with snare wires on

KICK
Size: 22″
Batter head: Remo Powerstroke 3 Clear
Resonance head: None
Tuning/treatment: Medium low with pillow inside

SNARE
Brand: Ludwig
Model: Pioneer
Material: Brass
Finish: Chrome
Era: 1930s
Size: 5×14″
Batter head: Remo Ambassador Coated
Resonance head: Remo Ambassador Hazy
Tuning/treatment: Medium with Snareweight

HIGH TOM
Size: 8″
Batter head: Remo Pinstripe Clear
Resonance head: None
Tuning/treatment: Medium

RACK TOM 1
Size: 10″
Batter head: Remo Pinstripe Clear
Resonance head: None
Tuning/treatment: Medium

RACK TOM 2
Size: 12”
Batter head: Remo Pinstripe Clear
Resonance head: None
Tuning/treatment: Medium

FLOOR TOM
Size: 16”
Batter head: Remo Pinstripe Clear
Resonance head: None

THE GODFATHER KIT

Brand: Ludwig
Model: Hollywood
Material: 3-ply Maple Re-Rings with Granitone paint
Finish: Champagne Sparkle
Era: 1970s

TOOLS RECORDED
Drumsticks: Vater Keg 5B drumsticks
Kick drum beater: Low Boy felt beater
Sampled with snare wires on

KICK
Size: 14×22″
Batter head: Remo Powerstroke 3 Coated
Resonance head: Remo Powerstroke 3 Smooth White
Tuning/treatment: Medium / Towel lightly touching batter and Resonance heads

SNARE
Brand: Ludwig
Model: 400 Supraphonic
Material: Chrome over Aluminum
Finish: Chrome
Era: 1970s
Size: 5×14″
Batter head: Remo Ambassador Coated
Resonance head: Remo Ambassador Hazy
Tuning/treatment: Medium/Low + Snareweight

RACK TOM 1
Size: 8×12″
Batter head: Remo Ambassador Coated
Resonance head: Remo Ambassador Coated
Tuning/treatment: Medium

RACK TOM 2
Size: 9×13″
Batter head: Remo Ambassador Coated
Resonance head: Remo Ambassador Coated
Tuning/treatment: Medium

FLOOR TOM
Size: 16×16″
Batter head: Remo Ambassador Coated
Resonance head: Remo Ambassador Coated
Tuning/treatment: Medium

EXTRA DRUMS AND CYMBALS

HI-HATS
Brand: Zildjian
Model: K/Z
Era: 1990s
Size: 14″

Brand: Istanbul
Model: 30th Anniversary
Era: 2020s
Size: 14″

RIDES
Brand: Istanbul Agop
Model: Traditional Heavy
Era: 2010s
Size: 20”

Brand: Zildjian
Model: K Constantinople
Era: 2000s
Size: 22″

CRASHES
Brand: Zildjian
Model: A Paper Thin
Era: 1990s
Size: 16″

Brand: Sabian
Model: AAX Studio Crash
Era: 2000s
Size: 14″

Brand: Sabian
Model: AAX X-Plosion Crash
Era: 2000s
Size: 17″

Brand: Istanbul
Model: 30th Anniversary
Era: 2020s
Size: 18″

Brand: Istanbul
Model: 30th Anniversary
Era: 2020s
Size: 20″

CHINAS
Brand: Zildjian
Model: K
Era: 1990s
Size: 14″

Brand: Istanbul
Model: Traditional
Era: 2020s
Size: 18″

ADDITIONAL KICK DRUMS
Brand: Sonor
Model: SQ2
Material: Thin Maple
Finish: American Walnut
Era: 2010s
Size: 16×22″
Batter head: Powerstoke 3 Coated
Resonant head: Sonor Stock
Tuning/treatment: Medium with no muffling

Brand: Ludwig
Material: 3-ply Maple Re-Rings with Granitone paint
Finish: Champagne Sparkle
Era: 1970s
Size: 14×22″
Batter head: Remo Powerstroke 3 Coated
Resonant head: None
Tuning/treatment: KickPro pillow touching batter head

Brand: Ludwig
Material: 6-ply maple
Finish: Chrome
Era: 1970s
Size: 14×26″
Batter head: Remo Powerstroke 3 Coated
Resonant head: Ludwig Chrome w/hole
Tuning/treatment: KickPro drum pillow, towel on resonant head and felt strip on batter head

ADDITIONAL SNARE DRUMS
Brand: Sonor
Model: S-Classix
Material: Birch
Finish: Macassar Ebony
Era: 2000’s
Size: 5×12″
Batter head: Remo Renaissance Ambassador
Resonant head: Remo Ambassador Hazy
Tuning/treatment: Medium with Snareweight

Brand: Pearl
Model: Super Gripper
Material: Brass
Finish: Lacquered Brass
Era: 1980s
Size: 6.5×14″
Batter head: Evans G2 Coated
Resonant head: Aquarian Classic Clear
Tuning/treatment: Medium with Snareweight

Brand: Pork Pie
Model: Maple
Material: Maple
Finish: Rosewood/Zebrawood veneer
Era: 2010s
Size: 7×13″
Batter head: Remo Ambassador Coated
Resonant head: Remo Ambassador Hazy
Tuning/treatment: Low

PERCUSSION
Cowbell
Brand: Percussion Plus
Size: 5″

THE PRESETS

This included pool of presets was designed by Tom Dalgety. Involving anything from gated reverbs to bitcrushers, distortion and delays, it showcases an amazing width and a broad variety of engineering techniques. Expect drum tones that range from dry, muffled and classic to ambient, dirty, twisted, gritty and downright mean. All in all, you’ll have 13 unique and ready-made drum mixes that span the entire range of dark and gothic rock.

THE MIDI

The Into the Dark EZX comes with a unique collection of grooves and fills performed by sampling drummer Mat Hector. The content spans over three individual songs, each perfectly complementing the included kits and presets.

System Requirements