Toontrack Metal Machine EZX Reviews4.8/5.0 based on 12 customer reviews
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from Las Vegas, NV
April 2, 2013Music Background:
Musician, songwriter, recording engineer, producer, perpetual student
Banged my head against the wall for this oneGreat product. I've had the Superior drums and thought I'd try the EZdrummer. Was really amazed at the flexibility of the EZdrummer. More to it than meets the eyes. The Metal Drums just KickASS! Really wonderfully powerful sounds. Just what I needed for some of my stuff.
from Anchorage, AK
February 8, 2013Music Background:
Absolutely incredibleI was always skeptical about software drums. For me, software has been able to re-create virtually every type of sonic palate, but drums were always kind of absent from being awesome, especially in the category of metal, or heavy rock. There just wasn't enough boom, not enough punch...Until this. WOW, just purely amazing. The drums sound so big. I was in amazement from what came through my monitors. I have tried many examples of virtual drums to get a good, heavy tone, and nothing is even close to this. Toontrack absolutely blew everything else out of the water with this. If you have ever wanted to have ready, out of the box great sounding drums, this is it, but after a bit of tweaking, it sounds even better. I cannot recommend this enough. GET THIS!!!
from United States
December 28, 2012Music Background:
good if?i like it its really good love it in fact but i also bought drumkit from hell as well and useing them together is grate bust thing to do
Rodney E, Foster,sr
from Los Angeles,CA
June 14, 2012Music Background:
Recording Engineer,Live Sound Engineer,Studio Owner
The Best Virtual Drums on the MarketI was Interduced to this product in 2009 from The Namm show video and I was blown away. I had to have everything this company made for Ezdrummer and Superior drummer 2 everything cut through my productions and my client's really love my work.Toontrack goes all out two capture that studio sound and their kits can be used on any style of music.
E. Scott Frazier
from Wilkesboro, NC
June 6, 2012Music Background:
WOW!I can't believe how great this sounds! I'm not even a "metal" kinda guy, but these drums are so punchy and fat...just turn 'em on, and they work. Whatever style of music you're doing, don't let the title limit you and get this...you'll love it!
March 27, 2012Music Background:
Recording Engineer, heavy metal guitarist
AWESOMEsound killer, for making metal works perfect and is easy to use.
February 16, 2012Music Background:
sony Artist/ Producer/ Songwriter engineer
So So So GOODfirst of all Andy Sneap knows Metal Drums probably better than most anyone... I'm sure there's a few other names that come to mind when you think huge nice sounding drums.. but Andy is one of them for sure. I started researching Sneap a few years back before this program came forth, after interview after interview looking for some engineering tips that might help with drum mixing... I picked up some killer ideas from him.. But Wow... now you can use his authentic sound without studying up on his every little tip... I think one thing that seems to set this program apart from most others... it's not just some normal producers personal taste in what Metal drums should sound like, it's really what Metal drums do sound like... Well, when they are done right lol. They are punchy and really cut through a mix well, also... carry lots of healthy bite for drum solos and Jamming... I'm telling you, This is the program to buy if you are a metal head and are sick of weak thin so called metal Virtual instruments that come so short. I love it, and see it sounding great on more than just metal... If you love good old Hard rock.. I still say this is a killer kit to have... lots of options as well... I could just go on and on... Look, if you've read this far... just go on and buy it.
from Salem, MA
February 4, 2012Music Background:
Guitarist/Drummer (Hard Working Hobbyist)
WowWell all I have to say is that these are THE best sounding samples I have ever heard. The Ludwig in this package BLOWS AWAY THE OLD ZEP KIT! I have BFD and Slate and a bunch of Toontracks extensions as well as SD2. Just big fat/yet cutting sounds. The snares are amazing. Very, Very inspiring. It's processed perfectly with punch. Not too much reverbThese guys (Toontrack and John Tempesta) did an incredible job with this) I use mesh heads on an acoustic kit with external triggers and Roland TD-4 module running Mac OSX (Lion). This is not just for metal. You get a very flexible kit here with Zildian's. I love the steel Ludwig Kit with 18"x26" kick. All steel set. The black beauty snare has the exact powerful inspiring crack I have always searched for. And the kick is un believable. Spent the WHOLE day playing. Can't wait to lay down some tracks and add some guitar! You will not be disappointed. So glad I got this instead of upgrading to SSD4.
from Southern California
January 1, 2012Music Background:
BigThese drums are big. They are great for metal which I don't play much but are also great for the progressive rock stuff I write. They do have a softer side but the aggressive side is where they shine. If you record anything with aggressive sounding drums these are the drums for you. These will not dissappoint.
Mark L. Hannaford
from Portland, Oregon
December 23, 2012Music Background:
Semi-Retired pro musician, Bassist.
Metal MachineEZXI thought the drum sounds were absolutely fantastic. The choices the kick and snare were very cool, however the cymbals, I thought, were mediocre at best. The choices for fills were too drawn out, shorter more subtle ones would be nice. At least have the choice. Also every time I start to change the cymbals, the dreaded spinning pinwheel invades, and I have force quit on the program. Weird. Overall I think this EZX is great, I use it all the time for my drum sounds. Definitely would recommend this EZX to everybody that wants great big drum sounds.
May 29, 2012
The best for what it doesIf you want excellent sounds right out of the box, this is it...
And it's not only good for metal!
Of course, these sounds are already mixed. So if you're looking for real pure samples, and your goal is to mix them just like we mix a real drum, then go for the Superior extension line.
But if you want fast (and excellent) results, and if you are not really interested in mixing from scratch, these samples can sit perfectly in your mix almost instantly.
Punchy, in your face, powerful, and really pleasent to ear.
The only thing I could say, is that the cymbals are a little bit thin.
Perfect for metal, since metal music is often loaded and cymbals cannot take too much space in the frequency spectrum, but for rock or other non-metal styles where the cymbals needs to be a little bit thickier and low, the ones in MM are a little thin.
December 12, 2012Music Background:
Roxstar* , try to help change the world with music!
More Jam Track Please!It has been my favorite so far. I like the way there are full song loops available in this expansion pack. I hope to see more jam tracks in the future. I am a guitar player not a drummer I don't want to always layout a song. This has some good full song loops. Just keep the price down to $39.99 though because $80.00 is just way too much. For sure. Thanks Dylan