Toontrack’s new Metal EBX for EZbass available now at Time+Space



Toontrack continues to celebrate their infamous Metal Month with the release of a second expansion for their award winning EZbass software – introducing the Metal EBX.

Being bright and articulate at the same time as it’s dark and menacing, the new Metal EBX is the definition of a great all round bass for heavy music. It combines detail, clarity and extreme power in the form of a pristinely defined low end, ticking off all of the characteristics needed to cut through a brutal death metal track at break-neck speed just as well as a rhythmic progressive passage, a dense wall of guitars or literally anything in between or beyond.

Prior to the EBX recording sessions, Toontrack tried a variety of different instruments before landing on a five-string Dingwall* Combustion – the optimal choice for an all-round metal bass. The bass was sampled with the onboard pre-amp on, resulting in a very balanced tone with a rich amount of headroom. This allows pristine clarity and definition all the way from the roaring low-end to the expressive midrange and all the way up to the subtle overtones.

“To me, this instrument embodies all the qualities and tonal characteristics a modern metal bass guitar should have,” comments Magnus Melkersson, EZbass lead R&D technician. “The 37″ scale length of the B-string and the fan frets really provide the clarity that is crucial in metal. This is the type of bass that you can turn up in a mix without it sticking out. It just blends in, like a great instrument should.”

EBX Metal Key Features

A meticulously captured bass, optimized for a balanced metal tone
Sampled with finger, pick and slap options
Includes custom presets engineered by Forrester Savell
Preset collection covers a broad range of tones – from dark and gritty to bright and clear
Comes with a ‘Clean DI’ (direct input) preset option for both finger and pick
Includes a custom MIDI library content inspired by modern metal

The Toontack Metal EBX is available now! For full details and to buy visit Time+Space