Review: Toontrack Number 1 Hits EZX for EZ Drummer

May 2011 saw the release of a new EZX for Toontrack's EZ Drummer software called Number 1 Hits. Created by Grammy award-winning producer Niklas Flyckt...  

May 2011 saw the release of a new EZX for Toontrack's EZ Drummer software called Number 1 Hits

Created by Grammy award-winning producer Niklas Flyckt (Britney Spears, Robyn, Kylie Minogue), Number 1 Hits is based around the classic drum machines of yesteryear with a modern production sound.


What Do You Get?

As with all Toontrack products the bang for the buck is big! Alongside the generous number of samples (which are top-notch!) you get a library of MIDI files suitable to the genre of the samples and a host of useful Mixer presets to get you started.

The samples were made primarily using a collection of vintage drum machines including Roland's TR-808, TR-909, DR-55  and a Linn Drum running into an SSL J series desk.

The thing about this collection is that it focuses on doing one job really well. It's not trying to be all things to all people which is a good thing. Sure, it's not as expansive as the Electronic EZX but the sounds it does offer are quality goods! 


As usual the interface is instantly intuitive and if you're a regular EZ Drummer user you should be up-and-running in about a second!'

For the past 20 years Toby has worked as a professional guitarist, programmer and producer. Clients include Sir Paul McCartney, George Michael, Shirley Bassey, Yusuf Islam, Giles Martin as well as the London 2012 Olympic Ceremonies. He has also worked extensively in TV, Advertising and Film. As well as composing himself he has also ... Read More

Discussion

Mojave
Toby, you're the best, Excellent review.

Want to join the discussion?

Create an account or login to get started!