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Post-Rock EZX

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A Force of Nature.

Quality Drums, Tailored for Post-Rock, but Reaching Way Beyond any Genre.

”Dramatic. A force of nature. Unpredictable and almost cinematic.” When asked how to put words to the term post-rock, these were the first that came to mind for Birgir Jón Birgisson and Arnar Gíslason, engineer and drummer behind the EZX with the same name. And there is likely no better setting to capture the very essence of just that than in Iceland’s Sundlaugin Studios. In an ever-shifting landscape chiselled from millions of years of volcanic lava, with a waterfall a stone’s throw away and with a glacier stream literally running beneath it, there it sits on the outskirts of Reykjavik. And if you look out the window at the scenic wonder where extremes on opposite ends of the scale fuse and melt together into something untamed, wild and unpredictable, it’s easy to understand why this is the ultimate backdrop for music with the very same dramaturgy. Welcome to possibly the world’s most comprehensive palette of drums tailored for post-rock – kits fit for anything from the most subtle, open soundscapes to explosive outbursts and crescendos.

Located in Reykjavik, Iceland, the Sundlaugin Studios is probably one of the world’s most remote professional recording facilities. It originally served as a bathhouse in the 1930s but later underwent a major acoustic conversion to Icelandic artist Sigur Rós’ personal high-end studio complex. The empty swimming pool with its perfectly balanced walls produces a bright but still warm and reverberant tone, unlike any other room. In here, the best microphones, outboard and gear have captured the likes of Sólstafir, Jon Hopkins and Spiritualized as well as several of Sigur Rós’ own records. In addition to the four complete kits recorded using traditional drumsticks, this library includes felt mallet and brushed options as well as several extra snares, a large variety of cymbals and custom percussion pieces.

The Post-Rock EZX, combined with the powerful framework of EZdrummer 2, gives you an unparalleled creative palette to start painting your percussive soundscapes – from mellow to intense, from restrained to dramatic. Welcome to the ultimate collection of rich, deep and complexly textured drums that are allowed to breathe, seek and seep through to the forefront of your mix. Quality instruments, tailored for post-rock, but reaching way beyond any genre.

Feature Spotlight:

  • Recorded at Sundlaugin Studios in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Four (4) complete kits sampled with sticks (Rogers, Tama, Yamaha and Sakae)
  • One (1) complete kit sampled with brushes, felt mallets and a ”snares off” option (Sakae)
  • Eleven (11) mix-ready presets engineered by Birgir Jón Birgisson, covering a wide range of styles and moods
  • Six (6) custom percussion pieces
  • Includes a selection of MIDI drum grooves performed by Arnar Gíslason

Instrument List

Default Kit (Rogers 1964):

  • Kick - 14x22” Rogers 1964
  • Snare - 6.5x14” Larusson Custom Titanium
  • Rack Tom 1 - 8x12” Rogers 1964
  • Rack Tom 2 - 9x13” Rogers 1964
  • Floor Tom 1 - 16x16” Rogers 1964
  • Floor Tom 2  - 16x18” Rogers 1964
  • Hi-Hat - 14” Bosphorus Master Vintage
  • Cymbal 1 - 19” Bosphorus New Orleans Crash
  • Cymbal 2 - 18” Bosphorus Traditional Series Crash
  • Ride - 21” Bosphorus Turk Series Ride
  • Cymbal FX - Bowed Cymbal
  • Bowl - Singing Bowl
  • Stairs - Stairs
  • Bridge - Bridge
  • Piano - Piano

Rogers 1964 Small Kit:

  • Kick - 14x22” Rogers 1964
  • Snare - 6.5x14” Larusson Custom Titanium
  • Rack Tom 1 - 8x12” Rogers 1964
  • Rack Tom 2 - 9x13” Rogers 1964
  • Floor Tom 1 - 16x16” Rogers 1964
  • Hi-Hat - 14” Bosphorus Master Vintage
  • Cymbal 1 - 19” Bosphorus New Orleans Crash
  • Cymbal 2 - 18” Bosphorus Traditional Series Crash
  • Ride - 21” Bosphorus Turk Series Ride

Tama Starclassic Kit:

  • Kick - 16x24” Tama Starclassic B/B
  • Snare - 6.5x14” Yamaha Aluminum
  • Rack Tom 1 - 8x12” Tama Starclassic B/B
  • Floor Tom 1 - 16x16” Tama Starclassic B/B
  • Hi-Hat - 14” Sabian HHX Groove
  • Cymbal 1 - 18” Sabian HHX Crash
  • Cymbal 2 - 21” Sabian AA Holy China/15” Zildjian Azuka Latin Multi crash
  • Ride - 21” Sabian HHX Groove Ride
  • Cymbal FX - Bowed Cymbal
  • Bowl - Singing Bowl
  • Stairs - Stairs
  • Bridge - Bridge
  • Piano - Piano

Yamaha Oak Big Kit:

  • Kick - 16x24” Yamaha Oak Custom
  • Snare - 5.5x14” Yamaha Oak Custom
  • Rack Tom 1 - 10x13” Yamaha Oak Custom
  • Floor Tom 1 - 16x16” Yamaha Oak Custom
  • Floor Tom 2 - 16x18” Yamaha Oak Custom
  • Hi-Hat - 16” Zildjian A Custom Crash/16” Sabian AAX Stage Crash
  • Cymbal 1 - 18” Sabian AAX Stage Crash
  • Cymbal 2 - 18” Zildjian K Crash Ride
  • Ride - 21” Bosphorus Turk Series Ride
  • Cymbal FX - Bowed Cymbal
  • Bowl - Singing Bowl
  • Stairs - Stairs
  • Bridge - Bridge
  • Piano - Piano

Yamaha Oak Small Kit:

  • Kick - 16x18” Yamaha Oak Custom
  • Snare - 8x14” Biggi’s Ludwig Steel
  • Rack Tom 1 - 8x12” Yamaha Oak Custom
  • Floor Tom 1 - 14x14” Yamaha Oak Custom
  • Hi-Hat - 14” Sabian HHX Groove
  • Cymbal 1 - 18” Sabian AAX Stage Crash
  • Cymbal 2 - 18” Zildjian K Crash Ride
  • Ride - 21” Bosphorus Turk Series Ride

Sakae Trilogy Kit:

  • Kick - 14x22” Sakae Trilogy
  • Snare - 6.5x14” Sakae Trilogy
  • Rack Tom 1 - 8x12” Sakae Trilogy
  • Floor Tom 1 - 16x16” Sakae Trilogy
  • Floor Tom 2 - 16x18” Sakae Trilogy
  • Hi-Hat - 14” Bosphorus Master Vintage
  • Cymbal 1 - 19” Bosphorus New Orleans Crash
  • Cymbal 2 - 18” Bosphorus Traditional Series Crash
  • Ride - 21” Bosphorus Turk Series Ride
  • Cymbal FX - Bowed Cymbal
  • Bowl - Singing Bowl
  • Stairs - Stairs
  • Bridge - Bridge
  • Piano - Piano

Sakae Trilogy No Snares Kit:

  • Kick - 14x22” Sakae Trilogy
  • Snare - 6.5x14” Sakae Trilogy (snare wires off)
  • Rack Tom 1 - 8x12” Sakae Trilogy (snare wires off)
  • Floor Tom 1 - 16x16” Sakae Trilogy (snare wires off)
  • Floor Tom 2 - 16x18” Sakae Trilogy (snare wires off)
  • Hi-Hat - 14” Bosphorus Master Vintage
  • Cymbal 1 - 19” Bosphorus New Orleans Crash
  • Cymbal 2 - 18” Bosphorus Traditional Series Crash
  • Ride - 21” Bosphorus Turk Series Ride
  • Cymbal FX - Bowed Cymbal
  • Bowl - Singing Bowl
  • Stairs - Stairs
  • Bridge - Bridge
  • Piano - Piano

Sakae Trilogy Brushes Kit:

  • Kick - 14x22” Sakae Trilogy
  • Snare - 6.5x14” Larusson Custom Titanium – Brushes
  • Rack Tom 1 - 8x12” Sakae Trilogy – Brushes
  • Floor Tom 1 - 16x16” Sakae Trilogy – Brushes
  • Floor Tom 2 - 16x18” Sakae Trilogy – Brushes
  • Hi-Hat - 14” Bosphorus Master Vintage – Brushes
  • Cymbal 1 - 19” Bosphorus New Orleans Crash – Brushes
  • Cymbal 2 - 18” Zildjian K Crash Ride – Brushes
  • Ride - 21” Bosphorus Turk Series Ride – Brushes

Sakae Trilogy Felt Mallets Kit:

  • Kick - 14x22” Sakae Trilogy (snare wires off)
  • Snare - 6.5x14” Larusson Custom Titanium – Felt Mallets
  • Rack Tom 1 - 8x12” Sakae Trilogy – Felt Mallets
  • Floor Tom 1 - 16x16” Sakae Trilogy – Felt Mallets
  • Floor Tom 2 - 16x18” Sakae Trilogy – Felt Mallets
  • Hi-Hat - 14” Bosphorus Master Vintage
  • Cymbal 1 - 19” Bosphorus New Orleans Crash – Felt Mallets
  • Cymbal 2 - 18” Sabian AAX Stage Crash – Felt Mallets
  • Ride - 21” Bosphorus Turk Series Ride – Felt Mallets

Additional Drums:

  • Snare Drums - 8×14 Biggi’s Ludwig Steel (snare wires off)
  • Hats - 14” Bosphorus Master Vintage Hats (with jingles)
  • Extras - Trash gong

System Requirements

Windows:

  • 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:

  • 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.

Please Note: This EZX requires EZDrummer or Superior Drummer and is not compatible with EZdrummer version 1.

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