Toontrack Funkmasters EZX
for EZ Drummer or Superior Drummer 2.0*
Toontrack Funkmasters EZX is a unique and exclusive recording of two of the most important drummers in popular music, Clyde Stubblefield and John "Jab’o" Starks.
Toontrack Funkmasters EZX Features:
-Two kit interfaces, one for Clyde and one for Jab'o.
-Effects sliders in the EZmixer, a Vinyl effect created with the use of iZotope's* Vinyl plug-in and a large Plate reverb resampled at Toontrack Music Studios, Umea, delivering all that you need to create those real sounding Funk tracks.
On their own or in tandem, Starks and Stubblefield were the principal drummers for the Godfather of Soul and Funk, Mr. James Brown. Fans and critics alike cite their collective era in Brown’s band as the pinnacle of Funk. Their combined drumming on the classic double-album "Sex Machine" is some of the most innovative, inspired and funky playing ever recorded.
Samples and looped audio of their original beats and breaks would go on to become the foundation of Hip-Hop. Their breaks gave birth to countless genres reaching deep into the realms of underground, experimental and popular music. It is also crucial to note that the use of their breaks inspired innovation within the techniques of DJ-ing and sample based production, thus making Starks and Stubblefield the most sampled and influential drummers in modern day music.
Toontrack Music has sampled both their unique sound and grooves. Musicians, Producers and DJ's will be amazed by the depth of soul found within these samples. From the tight sizzle of the hi-hats to the snap and crack of the snares, our unique sampler engine reveals the subtle mastery of these drummers in ways never available before. The included MIDI will inevitably become the backbone to a new generation of Digital Jockeys generations to come.
The Toontrack Funkmasters EZX feature two kit interfaces, one for Clyde and one for ”Jab’o”. The EZX also features effects sliders in the EZmixer, a Vinyl effect created with the use of iZotopes Vinyl plug-in and a large Plate reverb resampled at Toontrack Music Studios, Umea, delivering all that you need to create those real sounding Funk tracks. The Funkmasters EZX is produced by Brad Bowden and Mattias Eklund from Toontrack Music.
What is an EZX?
EZX's are expansion packs for EZdrummer featuring drums and percussion sound banks to be used with the basic EZdrummer module. They also contain additional MIDI files to offer The philosophy behind EZX is to give the user sounds recorded and mixed by the best in the business at an affordable price. The sounds are tweaked with specific genres in mind and recorded by top producers. When loading an EZX an interactive picture of the drumkit contained in that expansion will appear in the main window of EZdrummer and allow all the prelistening and construction features specific to that particular expansion.
Toontrack Funkmasters EZX System Requirements:
-1.2 GB free hard disc space,
-A working EZdrummer or Superior Drummer 2.0 installation
-PIII/Athlon 1.8 GHz with
-512 MB of RAM
-OS X 10.4,
-G4 1GHz with
-512 MB of RAM
Toontrack Funkmasters EZX uses TPC, Toontrack Percussive Compression.
*iZotope is the trademark or US registered trademark of iZotope, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
*You must be a registered owner of EZ Drummer or Superior Drummer 2.0 in order to use this EZX software