Toontrack Releases Drum MIDI Pack by Sean Reinert (ex-Cynic/Death)


Toontrack has announced the release of the Deathlike Fusion MIDI pack, a collection of drum MIDI grooves performed by technical death metal pioneer Sean Reinert. This marks the eighty-sixth individual drum MIDI pack in Toontrack’s ever-growing collection of drum MIDI for EZdrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 3. This also marks the sixth new release during Toontrack’s ongoing Metal Month. The Death and Darkness SDX and the Death Metal Guitars EZmix pack are two of the highlights we’ve covered here.

About the Deathlike Fusion MIDI pack
Death metal is more than blast beats and artillery-like bass drums in rampant tempos, it’s about subtle finesse, technicality and grace as well. Sean Reinert is a perfect example of just that. Already back in the early 1990s, his limitless playing introduced a sound that managed to forge trudging brutality with a nuance reminiscing that of a jazz or fusion drummer – a style where the drums were allowed to paint with all-new colors and much broader brushes than what was customary in death metal up until then.

This collection of drum grooves and fills is loosely based on Sean’s discography and further draws from several decades of his experience being a drummer, musician and composer. Expect the subtlety of jazz and the technical finesse of fusion merged with the hard-hitting attack and brutal onslaught of metal – all seamlessly meshed to a coherent blend where only one thing is holy: groove. This is indeed death metal, but with a twist and some extra amount of sophistication. In short, it’s probably best described as a deathlike fusion.

• Performed by technical death metal pioneer Sean Reinert (Cynic, Æon Spoke, Death)
• Grooves and fills loosely based on Sean’s discography
• Suitable for technical death metal, progressive rock/metal and fusion
• Includes hundreds of individually played grooves and fills
• Covering time signatures like 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 6/8 and 7/8 in straight and/or swing feel

Find the product, audio demos and more here.

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