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When it comes to drum samples it would seem that Steven Slate has more pro engineers and producers in his corner than all the other guys combined. So is this a Gulf of Tonkin level conspiracy or is his stuff really THAT good?

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There have been claims that drum samples result in everyone having similar drum sounds. Guns don’t kill people, boring people with drum samples kill people. Ruprect demonstrates the versatility of the Superior Drummer 2.0 engine using 4 different expansion packs and their included MIDI loops.

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Here’s a review of the Toontrack Metal Foundry drum samples for heavy music.

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My favorite drum sampler is now on sale at a stupid price. Don’t miss it!

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The originators of multi sampled drums and Drumkit From Hell, Toontrack®, Music presents an all-new SDX expansion pack for Superior Drummer® 2.0 – The Metal Foundry SDX™.

The Metal Foundry SDX™ is an all-new recording with Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake, featuring seven massive drum kits, spanning 300,000 sound files of raw, single hit drum recordings in the vein of Drumkit From Hell and dfh Superior, covering Hard Rock to Metal, from the early Blues tinged sound of the late 60s to the fragmentation of today’s music, from Power through Thrash, Death and Progressive Metal.

The Metal Foundry SDX™ celebrates the Toontrack® Music Hard Rock and Heavy Metal legacy of the first Drumkit From Hell, on which the company has built its following. This in turn has spawned such groundbreaking products as dfh Superior, EZdrummer® and Superior Drummer® 2.0.

The Metal Foundry SDX™ was recorded and produced at Atlantis Studios in December 2008 by the original Drumkit From Hell recording team, Mattias Eklund (Toontrack® Music), Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggah), Daniel Bergstrand (Dug Out Studios) and Tomas Haake (Meshuggah).

The Metal Foundry SDX™ features presets by:
Devin Townsend (Devin Townsend, Strapping Young Lad, Steve Vai)
Daniel Bergstrand from Dug Out Studio (Meshuggah, In Flames, Dark Funeral, Behemoth)
Pelle Gunnerfeldt from Gröndahl Studio (The Hives, Moneybrother, Fireside, The International Noise Conspiracy)
Pelle Henricsson, Eskil Lövstrand and Magnus Lindberg from Tonteknik Studio (Refused, Meshuggah, Cult Of Luna, Khoma, Hell Is For Heroes)
Mattias Eklund from Toontrack (Nocturnal Rites, Naglfar, Guillotine, Galneryus, Lambretta)
Jocke Skog (Clawfinger)
Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggah)

The Metal Foundry SDX™ features custom MIDI by:
Gene Hoglan (Dark Angel, Strapping Young Lad, Devin Townsend, Testament)
Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork, Warrel Dane, Scarve, Aborted)

The Metal Foundry SDX will be available world wide
July 1st 2009.

At only 19 USD Toontrack Music is proud to present the Monster MIDI Pack.

The pack contains more than 400 MIDI files, individually played by drummer Peter Fredlander.
Available as 4/4 straight and 4/4 Swing in various tempos and divided into:

· Hats intro variations

· Hats open/closed grooves

· Cymbal grooves

· Hats/ride sidestick grooves

· Tom & Snare grooves

· Fills

· Intro Fills

The Monster MIDI Pack works with EZdrummer and Superior Drummer®, optimized for standard drum kits:
1 kick, 1 snare, 2 toms, 1 floortom, 2 crash-cymbals, 1 ride-cymbal (GM).

Enjoy folks!

As many of you know I’m a huge fan of DFH Superior by Toontrack. The long awaited Superior Drummer 2.0 is now available for preorder directly from Toontrack.

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