The Vintage Rock Brushes and Sticks EZX® contains recordings of the legendary Ludwig Keystone Drum Set.
The Ludwig Drum Company had little idea what was about to hit them in the months following February 9th 1964, The Beatles debut U.S. Television appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. The band were a sensation and almost overnight everyone wanted to own a set of Ludwig drums just like Ringos. In fact, Ludwig were still struggling to keep up with demand when along came another drumming icon John Bonham.
As well as his use of the Supraphonic snare drum, Bonham popularised larger sizes, including the 24" bass drum similar to the one sampled for the Vintage Rock Brushes and Sticks EZX®. This 60s era Ludwig set belongs to 2khz Studio owner Nick Yeatman and we were very happy he lent it to us so we could capture that phat and funky Ludwig sound.
The Ludwig Keystone Kit was played by Chris Whitten and mixed by producer Peter Henderson and Mattias Eklund from Toontrack® Music. To it we´ve added the classic Ludwig Black Beauty and Slingerland Radio King snares and a number of cool complimentary cymbals. The Vintage Rock - Brushes and Sticks EZX® is topped up with customized MIDI played by top notch drummer Morgan Ågren (Frank Zappa)
The instrument list for the EZX Vintage Rock expansion pack is:
* Bassdrum; Ludwig Keystone (1960's) 14x24" (Felt and Plastic Beater)
* Toms: Racktom, Ludwig Keystone (1960's) 9x13" (Sticks & Brushes), Floortom, Ludwig Keystone (1960's) 16x16" (Sticks & Brushes)
* Snares: Black Beauty 20's 5x14" (Sticks & Brushes), Ludwig B/O Supraphonic (1970's) 6,5x14" (Sticks & Brushes), Ludwig B/O Supraphonic Low Tuning 6,5x14" (Sticks), Slingerland Radioking 1940's 7x14" (Sticks)
* Hats: 13" K Zildjian Istanbul (1960's) (Sticks), 15" Paiste Formula 602 Medium (Sticks & Brushes)
* Cymbals: Pos1 - 17" Zildjian Dark Crash (Sticks & Brushes), 18" Paiste Signature Fast Crash (Sticks & Brushes), 16" Paiste Signature Fast Crash (Sticks & Brushes). Pos2 -17" K Zildjian Dark Crash (Sticks & Brushes), 22" Zildjian Swish Knocker (Sticks & Brushes), 17" Pasite Signature Fast Crash (Sticks & Brushes)
* Ride: 22" A Zildjian Ride (1950's) (Sticks & Brushes), 20" K Zildjian Heavy Ride (Sticks & Brushes)