The mission was as simple as it was bold; create a fusion between organic, electronic, high-tech and vintage -- a sound library that covers classic sounds but carry them into the new decade, a collection a drums that would sit right away in any contemporary pop, dance, house, or hip-hop mix.
We ended up with Number 1 Hits, which is not only an EZX expansion for EZdrummer, its a bonafide hit-machine in itself. When sound designer Niklas Flyckt played the finished product for us, even we were amazed at how organic, pumping and throbbing it sounded. "All you have to do is take any of the included grooves, burn it on a disk and you'll have a club hit," said Toontrack's Mattias Eklunds.
No wonder, Niklas has some 30 years worth of experience, recorded, and mixed artists like Britney Spears, Robyn, Kylie Minogue, Girls Aloud, and Rachel Stevens, just to name a few, and knows how to twist the knobs to get that million-dollar sound.
To break it down, Number 1 Hits is a one-stop shop for instant drum production when it comes to contemporary pop, dance, house, and hip-hop music. It has all the timeless Linn, TR 909, TR 808, DR 55 sounds heard in pretty much every modern production that tops the charts of today, and on top of that, it comes with a large collection of unique and custom designed acoustic sounds -- all of which were run through Niklas Flyckts amazing signal chain of SSL, tube vintage compressors and hard-to-find outboard gear.
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