ToonTrack Metal Machinery SDX Expansion Pack

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Expected release date is 31st Aug 2022

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The original recording that the Metal Machine EZX was based on.

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This SDX expansion for Superior Drummer 2 features the original recording that was used as the foundation for arguably the most popular set of metal drum sounds on the market; the Metal Machine EZX. What makes it different from the EZX version is that the SDX sounds are raw and without post-processing, meaning the source material recorded directly at the studio. It comes with fundamentally the same collection of instruments but includes a wider variety of mic selections as well as a custom bank of kit presets.

The sessions were conducted at Studio B of Los Angeles’ Henson Recording Studios. Formerly known as the A&M Studios, these landmark facilities have housed the who’s-who of the recording industry of the past few decades. Heavy acts like Metallica, Soundgarden, Kiss, Pearl* Jam and many others have all mixed or recorded groundbreaking works here.

At the helm recording, a man that needs no introduction to the world of metal; Andy Sneap. Having produced and mixed defining albums by some of modern metal’s most priced acts like Testament, Megadeth, Accept and Killswitch Engage, Sneap has had an instrumental role in shaping the sound of metal as we know it in the new millennium.

This library comprises three full kits, a wide assortment of cymbals and a total of seven snares drums, all recorded using the utmost in recording equipment. With its concrete-lined walls, the room at Studio B produces a hard but still deep and precise tone, making it a perfect sonic environment for big, reverberant rock and metal drums. This room really brings out the very essence and raw nature of these instruments.

This is more than a collection of drums for just rock and metal. With the powerful tools of Superior Drummer 2, it’s a clean canvas of the finest of raw material, ready for you to harness, shape and mold into something truly unique.

  • Three kits (2 x Tama* Starclassic Bubinga, Ludwig* Stainless Steel) as well as a large selection of snare drums and cymbals
  • Produced and engineered by Andy Sneap
  • Recorded at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles, USA
  • Drums sampled by John Tempesta
  • Six (6) kit presets including custom samples, designed and mixed by Andy Sneap
  • Included MIDI played by Nick Barker (ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-Dimmu Borgir)


Kick R in: Shure SM91
Kick R in 2: Audix D6/AKG D12 on Stainless Steel
Kick R out: Yamaha* Sub Kick
Kick L in: Shure SM91
Kick L in 2: Audix D6/AKG D12 on Stainless Steel
Kick L out: Yamaha* Sub Kick
Snare top Shure SM57
Snare top 2: Beyerdynamic M 201
Snare Bottom: Shure SM57
Hi-Hat: Shure SM7B
Toms: Sennheiser MD 421
Cymbals/ride close: Neumann KM184
OH: AKG C414
Room Mono: Neumann CMV3
Room mid: RCA77 Ribbon
Room far: Neumann U67

*All other manufacturers’ product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Toontrack. See full notice here.


(DS = Drumsticks, HR = Rods , BR = Brushes, FM = Felt mallets, NS = Sticks with no snares, ALL = All tools)


14×26″ Ludwig* Stainless Steel
18×22″ Tama* Starclassic Quilted Sapele Bubinga
18×24″ Tama* Starclassic Bubinga


6.5×14″ Dunnett Titanium (DS)
6.5×14″ Ludwig* 402 Supraphonic (DS)
6.5×14″ Ludwig* Black Beauty (DS)
6.5×14″ Sonor* Artist Bronze (DS)
6.5×14″ Tama* Bell Brass (DS)
6×14″ Tama* Warlord Masai Bubinga (DS)
7×14″ Tama* John Tempesta Signature Series (DS)


14″ Zildjian* Avedis Mastersound (DS)
14″ Zildjian* Prototype Mastersound (DS)
14″ Zildjian* Z Custom Mastersound (DS)


10×12″ Tama* Starclassic Bubinga (DS)
10×12″ Tama* Starclassic Bubinga Quilted Sapele (DS)
12×15″ Ludwig* Stainless Steel (DS)
9×10″ Tama* Starclassic Bubinga (DS)
9×10″ Tama* Starclassic Bubinga Quilted Sapele (DS)


14×14″ Tama* Starclassic Bubinga Quilted Sapele (DS)
14×16″ Tama* Starclassic Bubinga (DS)
14×20″ Tama* Starclassic Bubinga Gong Bassdrum (DS)
16×16″ Ludwig* Stainless Steel (DS)
16×16″ Tama* Starclassic Bubinga Quilted Sapele (DS)
16×18″ Ludwig* Stainless Steel (DS)
16×18″ Tama* Starclassic Bubinga (DS)


22″ Zildjian* A Ping Ride – Brilliant Finish (DS)
22″ Zildjian* Earth Ride (DS)
22″ Zildjian* Z3 Rock Ride (DS)


16″ Zildjian* Prototype Medium Thin Crash (DS)
17″ Zildjian* Z3 Prototype Crash (DS)
18″ Zildjian* Prototype Medium Crash (DS)
18″ Zildjian* Z3 Medium Crash (DS)
18″ Zildjian* Z3 Prototype Medium Crash (DS)
19″ Zildjian* Prototype Medium Crash (DS)
19″ Zildjian* Prototype Medium Thin Crash (DS)
19″ Zildjian* Z3 Thrash Ride (DS)
20″ Zildjian* Prototype Medium Crash (DS)
20″ Zildjian* Z3 Prototype Medium Crash (DS)


14″ Zildjian* Oriental Trash China (DS)
19″ Zildjian* Prototype China (DS)
19″ Zildjian* Z3 China (DS)
20″ Zildjian* Oriental Trash China – Mallet (Stick)


10″ Zildjian* Prototype Splash (DS)


14″ Oriental Trash/16″ Zildjian* Prototype Medium Thin Crash (DS)
16″ Zildjian* Prototype Medium Thin/19″ Zildjian* Z3 China (DS)
18″ Zildjian* Prototype Medium Thin/19″ Zildjian* Z3 China (DS)

*All other manufacturers’ product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Toontrack. See full notice here.

20 GB of free hard disk space, DVD drive, 2 GB RAM.

A working Superior Drummer 2.4.1 (or above) installation.

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