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Toontrack Twisted Kit EZX Expansion for EZ Drummer Software

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In collaboration with Michael Blair and Sontronics Microphones, Toontrack Music announces the "Twisted Kit EZX by Michael Blair".

In October of 1985 Tom Waits released the album Rain Dogs. The album was an instant classic and marked a new sound for him. A rough, dirty neo-blues style with awkward rhythms and hard edges. Part of the band that contributed to that sound was drummer and percussionist Michael Blair. His highly personal instrument set-up which included a mix of regular drums and odd bits and pieces like trashcans, bedroom furniture and rusty bicycle frames fit perfectly with the sound that Waits was looking for. The combination of Michael's timing, expression, and junkyard sounds created a rich and useful range of musical textures to accent Waits' intricate storytelling.

Michael Blair also played and toured with Waits on Franks Wild Years, the follow up to Rain Dogs, and later became an integral part of the recordings for Elvis Costello's Spike (1989) and Lou Reed's Magic and Loss (1992). Spike became Costello's most commercially successful and sonically adventurous album to date. Michael also has added his trash-can consciousness to records by the respected producer Hal Willner, in "tribute" albums celebrating the work of composer Kurt Weill, poet Allen Ginsberg, Walt Disney, Charles Mingus and in collaboration with avant-theatre director Robert Wilson.

In a review of Lou Reed's poignant Magic And Loss album, David Fricke from Rolling Stone magazine wrote the following about Michael Blair's work:

"Drummer Michael Blair is an almost invisible presence, combining lithe percussive flourishes with the heartbeat simplicity of Maureen Tucker's timekeeping with the Velvets."

So, two rototom frames form a tonal hi-hat, a duck call suggests an alternative cowbell, tack drums from China become rack toms and putting the hubcap of your very first car on top of your snare seems like the right thing to do. Michael Blair crosses over boundaries of industrial, blues, ethnic, orchestral, and replacement percussion to form a unique sound. The Twisted Kit EZX brings you that sound both in the recordings and the MIDI recorded by Michael.

The Twisted Kit EZX by Michael Blair was sampled through the very best of outboard with distortion, reverb, compression and attack effects included in the internal mixer. This enables you to access a large number of mixer presets by STS 9, Richard Devine, DJ Amplive, sub-ID and Count Bass D. And you can save your own custom mixer presets (with EZdrummer 1.1).

The Twisted Kit EZX special features
- Sampled through the best of outboard effects with compression, distortion, attack and reverb made available in the EZmixer.
- Mixer presets by STS 9, Richard Devine, DJ Amp live, SUB-id and Count Bass D.
- The possibility to save your own mixer presets with EZdrummer 1.1 installed.

Credits:
The Twisted Kit EZX was played by Michael Blair at Toontrack Studios, Umea, Sweden.
The Twisted Kit EZX was recorded, engineered and mixed by Michael Blair, Mattias Eklund and Henrik Kjellberg at Toontrack Studios, Umea, Sweden.
The MIDI files for the Twisted Kit EZX were played by Michael Blair at Toontrack Studios, Umea, Sweden.
Sound editing and design; Mattias Eklund
MIDI editing: Henrik Kjellberg, Nils Eriksson.
Graphic designer: Fredrik Arletun
Head of support, beta testing and configuration manager: Rogue Marechal
Coding: Olof Westman
The mix presets for the Twisted Kit EZX were designed by STS 9, Richard Devine, DJ Amp live, sub-ID and Count Bass D.

The Twisted Kit EZX uses TPC, Toontrack Percussive Compression.

EZX Expansions for EZ Drummer
EZX-s are expansion packs for DFH EZ Drummer featuring drums and percussion sound banks to be used with the basic EZD module. They also contain additional MIDI files to offer you even more choice building your tracks.

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 EZD and allow all the prelistening and construction features specific to that particular expansion.

To access an EZX expansion preinstalled on your computer click the EZX display in the main window. If you have installed one or more EZX a pull down menu will reveal the available options.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Toontrack products.
System Requirements
1 x 2 Gb free disc space

512 MB RAM

DVD drive

DFH EZ Drummer 1.1 installed (sold separately).

Instrument List
Kick:
- Gretsch 1987 Maple Dry
- Gretsch 1987 Maple Hard Mallet
- Gretsch 1987 Maple Soft Mallet
- Gretsch 1987 Maple with Gong
- Gretsch 1987 Maple with Crasher
- Gretsch 1987 Maple Dry with Splash
- Ludwig 1965 Super Classic
- Ludwig 1965 Super Classic with metal pot
- Chinese Drum
- Taos Drum

Snare:
- Pearl with Small Roto
- Pearl with Small Roto2
- Pearl Ambient
- Butcher Block Deep
- Butcher Block Hubcap
- Butcher Block Trash

Alternative Snare:
- Drawer
- Guitar Body
- Cardboard Box
- Cardboard Box and Cymbal
- Bassdrum Case

Bodysounds:
- Bodysounds

Hats:
- Spoxe Hats
- Low Boy Hats
- Tibetan Cymbal Hats

Tom 1:
- Chinese Tom1

Tom 2:
- Chinese Tom2

Tom 3:
- Chinese Tom3

Tom 4:
- Chinese Tom4

Djembe:
- Djembe

Crash:
- Crasher Low
- Crasher High

Ride:
- Crasher High
- Crasher Ride2

China 1:
- China Low with Keys
- China Low2 with Keys

China 2:
- China with Chain
- China2 with Keychain

Clappers:
- Metal Castanet
- Metal Tambourine

Rattles:
- Drumskin & Brush
- BeanPodShaker
- Flappers

Clangers:
- Thai Gong
- Spoxe
- Sound Plate

Cake Pan:
- CakePan
- MetalPlate
- Spoxe
- ThaiGong

One Shots :
- One Shots

Funny Stuff :
- Funny Stuff

4Tone:
- Slit Drum
- Deagan Doorbell
- Japanese Temple Bowls

Handdrums:
- Pandeiro
- Tamborim
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