Toontrack Metal Machine EZX (download)

Multi-microphone Virtual Drum Instrument Expansion Pack for EZdrummer, EZdrummer 2, and Superior Drummer 2.3 and Above - Mac/PC VST, RTAS, AU, AAX
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Metal Drums That Push the Envelope

Note: This product requires EZdrummer version 1.3 and up, EZdrummer 2, or Superior Drummer 2.3 or above.

With Toontrack Metal Machine EZX in your audio arsenal, you'll be able to conjure up volcanic kick drums, barbarous snares that will split your face in half, and massively impactful toms. You'll have the firepower to make your metal tracks more explosive than ever before. Legendary producer Andy Sneap and drummer John Tempesta (White Zombie, Testament, Helmet) went into a punchy, woody studio to maximize the impact of the Metal Machine samples. Sweetwater recommends it to anyone producing ultra-aggressive rock. Plus, when plugged into Toontrack's EZdrummer software, Metal Machine EZX is incredibly easy to use.

Toontrack Metal Machine EZX Features at a Glance:
  • Produced by legendary metal producer Andy Sneap
  • Features the drumming of John Tempesta (White Zombie, Testament, Helmet)
  • Recorded at Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles
Agressive is far too weak a word for Toontrack Metal Machine EZX!

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Virtual Instrument Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Software Type EZX Drum Expansion Library
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Expansion
Download/Boxed Download
Hardware Requirements - Mac 2 GHz G5, 1GB RAM
Hardware Requirements - PC 2 GHz Pentium 4/Athlon Processor, 1GB RAM
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.5
OS Requirements - PC Windows XP (SP3)
Manufacturer Part Number TT173SN

Customer Reviews

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The Best Virtual Drums on the Market

I 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.
Music background: Recording Engineer,Live Sound Engineer,Studio Owner

Great Midi

Allow me to first explain what I'm about. I'm a guitar player who listens to semi-old school punk & metal. I listen to Suicidal Tendencies, Slayer, Megadeth, Lagwagon, Pennywise, Downset and many other bands of similar genre. The real heavy stuff, canibal corpse and pretty much any of that stuff with constant growling and double bass, gives me a headache. That being said, I was looking for drum sounds that were heavy and geared for a fast tempo, but not crazy overkill. Metal Machine is GREAT! The Metal Machine midi library is huge. I was afraid they would only include a few beats like one of Toontrack's competitors does with its packs. I didn't count exactly how many it includes, but it's somewhere near the total amount of midi tracks (of all genres) included with the initial program. The best part? The included midi is all usable. The beats, some basic and some technical, are heavy and very groovy. Again, it's old school heavy. I must confess, I'm not super stoked on the new drum kits. One of them was very good sounding. The rest were way to poppy sounding. That's ok with me. I really like the basic kit from the original download. The new midi beats sound awesome through the basic kit. If you're looking to jam to or write heavy metal like Slayer, Megadeth, Metallica, ST, Sick of it all, etc, this is a great program. There's volumes of great, usable beats. If you're looking for the 100% double bass, full on crazy dark metal, I'd recommend something else, possibly Metalheads.


Well 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.
Music background: Guitarist/Drummer (Hard Working Hobbyist)


first 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.
Music background: sony Artist/ Producer/ Songwriter engineer
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