We're all about Toontrack's Metal Month here on Metal Injection, having posted interviews with Jason Suecof, Daniel Bergstrand and Mark Lewis about their new Metal! EZX expansion pack for EZdrummer and we also interviewed the legendary Andy Sneap about his own EZmix 2 expansion pack. Today, we're pumped about their new “Rock Warehouse” expansion pack for their Superior Drummer software. Here's why we're pumped.
The Rock Warehouse pack was recorded at The Warehouse Studios in Vancouver, Canada with drummer Ryan Vikedal by producer Randy Staub. This is the engineer who worked on Metallica's legendary Black Album as well as Motley Crue and Alice in Chains jams.
Our friends at Gear Gods put it succintly as to why this is a must-have for bedroom producers:
Any gear dork, which less face it you are or else you wouldn’t be here reading this, who is also a metalhead likely spent hours watching the studio portion of that fine ’90s film. Remember how you dreamed of spending millions of dollars in the recording studio? You were going to spend months making the perfect record? Yeah, you’ll never be able to do that. Hell, Metallica can’t even do that anymore.
But what you can have is drum samples recorded the engineer of The Black Album‘s (and, um… Nickelback… and Bryan Adams…). The Rock Warehouse consists of three drumkits professionally sampled by Mr. Razorblade, plus a few extra kick drums and snares. 20 freakin’ gigs of raw, unprocessed
If you're still not convinced, perhaps this behind the scenes video will do the trick: