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Testament, Megadeth, Arch Enemy, Exodus, Killswitch Engage and Devildriver all call the same man to lay the final hand on their albums: Britain’s Andy Sneap. This highly in demand producer/engineer has worked on numerous Grammy® Award-nominated albums, is known worldwide for having produced some of the heaviest releases this last decade and has had an instrumental role in shaping the sound of metal music as we know it in the new millennium. Now Toontrack is proud to present the first ever drum sample library to bear his unmistakable seal; Metal Machine EZX.

Recorded by powerhouse drummer John Tempesta (White Zombie, Testament, Helmet) in Los Angeles’ Henson Recording Studios, formerly known as the A&M Studios, the Metal Machine EZX lacks none of the metal traits you’d expect: the thunderous bass-drums, the ferocious in-your-face snares and the toms that will cut through your mixes with a crystal clear tone to die for.


  • Three kits (2 x Tama Starclassic Bubinga, Ludwig Stainless Steel) as well as a large selection of snare drums and cymbals
  • Produced and engineered by one of the most successful and in demand metal producers of the decade: Andy Sneap
  • Recorded at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles, USA
  • Mixed at Andy Sneap’s own Backstage Studios, Derbyshire, UK Included MIDI played by John Tempesta

Instrument List / Gear


  • Recorded April 2011 at Henson Studios, Studio B


  • SSL 6000 E


  • Kick R in – SM91
  • Kick R in 2 – Audix D6 / AKGD12 on Stainless Steel
  • Kick R out – Yamaha Sub Kick
  • Kick L in – SM91
  • Kick L in 2 – Audix D6 / AKGD12 on Stainless Steel
  • Kick L out – Yamaha Sub Kick
  • Snare top – SM57
  • Snare bottom – SM57
  • Snare top 2: Beyer M-201
  • Hat: Shure SM7B
  • Toms: Sennheiser 421
  • Cymbals/ride closed: Neumann KM184
  • OH’s: AKG 414
  • Room mono: Neumann CMV3
  • Room mid: ribbon RCA77
  • Room far: Neumann U67

Kicks (Left & Right):

  • Tama Starclassic Quillted Sapele Bubinga 18×22″
  • Tama Starclassic Bubinga 18×24″
  • Ludwig Stainless Steel 14×26″


  • 14×7″ Tama John Tempesta Signature Series snare drum
  • 6.5×14″ Tama Bell Brass snare drum
  • 6.5×14″ Ludwig Black Beauty
  • 6.5×14″ Ludwig Supraphonic
  • 6.5×14″ Sonor Artist Bronze snare drum
  • 6.5×14″ Dunnett Titanium
  • 6×14″ Masai Bubinga snare


  • Tama Starclassic Bubinga Quillted Sapele 9×10″, 10×12″, 14×14″, 16×16″
  • Tama Starclassic Bubinga 9×10″, 10×12″, 14×16″, 16×18″
  • Ludwig Stainless 12×15″, 16×16″, 16×18″
  • Tama Starclassic Bubinga gong bassdrum 14×20″ (Tom 5)


  • Zildjian Z Custom Master Sound 14″
  • Zildjian Avedis Master Sound 14″


  • Zildjian Earth Ride 22″
  • Zildjian A Ping Ride 22″ Brilliant Finish


Pos 1:

  • 17″ Z3 Zildjian prototype
  • 16″ Medium thin Zildjian prototype crash

Pos 2:

  • 18″ Medium Zildjian prototype crash
  • 19″ Medium Zildjian prototype

Pos 3:

  • 19″ Medium Zildjian prototype crash
  • 18″ Z3 Medium crash

Pos 4:

  • 20″ Z3 Medium Zildjian prototype
  • 19″ Medium Thin Zildjian prototype crash

Pos 5:

  • 20″ Medium Zildjian prototype crash
  • 18″ Medium Z3 Zildjian prototype

Pos 6:

  • 19″ Z3 Zildjian Thrash Ride
  • 18″ Medium Zildjian prototype crash


Pos 2:

  • 10″ Zildjian prototype splash


  • China 1
  • Zildjian Z3 19″
  • Zildjian 19″ Prototype China

China 2:

  • 20″ Oriental China Trash
  • Z3 19″


Pos 3:

  • Zildjian Soundlab Prototype 18″ Medium Thin/19″ Z3 China
  • Zildjian Soundlab Prototype 16″ Medium Thin/19″ Z3 China

System Requirements


  • Windows XP SP3 or newer, Pentium 4 or Athlon processor with 512 MB RAM
  • 3 GB free disk space, 2 GB RAM, DVD drive.
  • A working EZdrummer 2.1.2 (or above) or a Superior Drummer 2.4.4 (or above) installation.


  • Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, G5 or Intel processor with 512 MB RAM
  • 3 GB free disk space, 2 GB RAM, DVD drive.
  • A working EZdrummer 2.1.2 (or above) or a Superior Drummer 2.4.4 (or above) installation.

Any references to any brands on this site/page, including reference to brands and instruments, are provided for description purposes only. For example references to instrument brands are provided to describe the sound of the instrument and/or the instrument used in the sample. Plugin Boutique do not have (nor do they claim) any association with or endorsement by these brands. Any goodwill attached to those brands rest with the brand owner. Plugin Boutique or its Suppliers do not accept any liability in relation to the content of the product or the accuracy of the description. "RHODES" is a registered trademark of Joseph A Brandstetter.

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