Toontrack EZX: In The Pocket
Ash Soan Signature Expansion Pack for EZDrummer 2/3 and Superior Drummer 3
Organic drums for hyper-modern productions from one of the world’s premier human beat machines: Ash Soan.
When the likes of Dua Lipa, Alicia Keys, and Taylor Swift need organic-sounding but hyper-fresh beats for their songs, they call Ash Soan. But they don’t send him off to any fancy metropolitan studio to lay down his tracks, they have him record a stone’s throw from his front door. Welcome to The Windmill, 18th-century mill-turned-drum room and arguably the smallest studio that has made the biggest dent in modern music history.
The In the Pocket EZX taps in on the trinity that has made the beats recorded at The Windmill the keystone of countless hits: the inherent magic swirling in the cylinder-shaped structure of its one-of-a-kind room, Ash’s ingenious ability to tune, alter and engineer unique-sounding make-shift kits as well as his inimitable bedrock-solid pocket groove.
In addition to the included MIDI library and wealth of preset content, this EZX includes five core kit variations engineered to cater to the broadest possible cross-section of beat-driven, modern music across the genres. Whether you’re looking to write beats for hip-hop, funk, contemporary R&B, or modern reggae, there’s a kit or preset at your reach.
Welcome to the ultimate canvas for limitless modern music production – and the perfect opportunity to lock in with the pocket of one of today's most in-demand drummers.
- A battery of heavily treated kits from top session drummer Ash Soan
- Recorded and engineered by Ash at his own The Windmill Studios
- Features several extra kicks, snares, and percussion pieces
- Ideal for organic hip-hop, R&B, funk, reggae, and modern pop production
- Includes a broad range of presets for a variety of sounds
- Includes a MIDI library of grooves and fills performed by Ash Soan
- The Organic Hip-Hop Kit
- The Phat Pocket Kit
- The Contemporary R&B Kit
- The Modern Reggae Kit
- The Low Lo-Fi Kit
- Extra Snares, Kicks & Percussion
In addition to the core setting for each kit engineered by Ash Soan, the library includes a variety of presets by the Toontrack sound design team. Combined with the controls in the EZdrummer 2 Mixer or the sound design possibilities in Superior Drummer 3, you’ll have a world of creative opportunities to tweak these kits beyond what you thought possible.
The included MIDI was performed by Ash Soan. It covers one collection of grooves and fills tailored to meet the stylistic approach of each of the five kit variations. The material is conveniently organized in Intro, A, B, C and Fills sections and covers several variations in each category. Simply drag, drop, mix and match to map out an entire organic-sounding performance. As always, with the 'Edit Play Style' feature – the creative possibilities are endless.
- Toontrack EZdrummer 2.2.1 and above OR Superior Drummer 3.2.4 and above
- MacOS 10.10 Yosemite and above
- Windows 7 and above (64-bit only)
- Intel, AMD, or Apple Silicon CPU
- 4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended)
- 6GB free storage space