And The Winner of the Drumception Contest Is……

We have received the list of winners of our Drumception contest from Gojira’s Mario Duplantier – drum roll please – the envelope – the message from Mario reads:


“Overall I have to say I am genuinely impressed with the level of talent displayed by all the musicians who participated. Listening to all of the submissions actually inspired me to write new music for Gojira, there was a lot of original and technical talent to be heard. It was incredibly difficult to chose only 3 finalists. In music there aren’t really any defined winners, as the art is so subjective, so I focused on different criteria – originality, precision, interpretation, and emotion. Here are my 3 choices, thank you to everyone who participated.”

Grand Prize Winner:

Congratulations Shamus, you’ve won the full suite of Toontrack core products in the EZ Line — EZdrummer 2, EZmix 2, EZkeys— plus a slew of metal expansions for each. In addition, our friends at Alclair were kind enough to throw in a set of Tour Triple Driver in-ear monitors!

Runner up 1:

Tie for runner up 2:

You’ve won EZdrummer 2 and EZmix 2 plus one expansion for each!

Mario also wanted to congratulate these entries:

Thanks to everyone who participated, and thanks to Mario for creating the track and for judging the entries, there were so many great ones I’m sure it was very difficult for him to choose. Check out all the ones we hosted from Toontrack artists here.

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