Toontrack Releases Power Metal MIDI Pack
Toontrack’s METAL MONTH is coming to a close, but not before the manic Swedes drop one more product to join their already stellar offerings for you to up your production game.
Toontrack has announced the Power Metal MIDI pack, a collection of drum grooves and fills inspired by power metal from the ’80s through today. This marks the seventieth individual title in Toontrack’s ever-growing line of drum MIDI and the sixth release of the company’s annual Metal Month campaign running every year in November. Other Metal Month releases so far include Bob Rock’s The Rock Foundry, the Death Metal MIDI Pack by Cattle Decapitation drummer Dave McGraw, the Thrash Metal MIDI Pack drum library and a MIDI pack by Code Orange drummer Jami Morgan.
About the Power Metal MIDI pack:
Strip any given power metal song down to the bare bones of the rhythm section and a few simple but key elements emerge: speed, power, accuracy and extreme musical prowess. In respect of the drums, that’s exactly what this collection of MIDI is all about. Think the likes of Helloween, Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Sabaton and Dragonforce and you’ll hear the galloping beats, the frenetic bass drums, the rampant tempos and, of course, the odd crushing heavy grooves with all the fills and epic parts to go with them.
This collection of MIDI is a full circle compilation covering the fundamentals of what the genre has had to offer thus far – from the classic late ’80s European era that launched the genre, through the often more aggressive and thrash-influenced American style predominant during the 1990s and ending up right where power metal is today: resurgent and ever so vibrant.
This “best of” grooves collection is the perfect match for anyone in need of a plethora of razor-sharp drum foundations for use in any epic metal context.
• Drum grooves and fills inspired by power metal music from the ’80s through to today
• Approx. 465 individually played files
• 4/4 in straight and/or swing feel
• Tempos ranging from 110 BPM to 220 BPM
• Song structure categorization (intro, verse, chorus, bridge, fills, etc.)