Now this has piqued my interest. I have thunderous, orchestral, hybrid and ethnic drums aplenty, but almost all of them are in Kontakt, which is a mildly infuriating host for percussion I've always found. This is Toontrack's first foray into cinematic, and it immediately has my attention - the groove engine amd mixer (especially in SD3) are superb, which makes me think this will hopefully be a joy to use.
There's 2 demos on the website, the first of which is extremely irritating as a bombastic generic fff orchestra-laden cue, but the 2nd just hints at where things might get more interesting.
The Action! EZX presents a fusion of orchestral percussion, sound effects, custom foley and classic drum machine sounds, designed for use in any creative context where beat, groove and tone are allowed to transcend the traditional confines. In addition to classic orchestral instruments like timpani, tamtam and timbale, it also captures one-of-a-kind foley, risers, claps, snaps, drops and layered textures of sound never before heard – all intuitively blended, mixed, matched and saturated with various effects in creative hybrid kits. All in all, in excess of 250 individual percussive sounds are presented and used in the more than 15 mix-ready kit configurations included.
Orchestral and traditional percussion
Acoustic drums and classic drum machine sounds
Percussive foley sampled from a rich variety of elements
Ideal for soundtracks and creative sound design
More than 450 individual instruments/sounds in total
21 mix-ready presets
A selection of MIDI grooves included