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Your own personal studio drummer, anytime you're ready to record.
Want a quick and effective way to get top quality; professional drum tracks in your music without the need to book expensive time in a recording studio that can accommodate a full drum set? Then EZdrummer 2 from Toontracks is the ideal solution for you. Already one of the top-selling, best-performing virtual drum studios, Toontrack has been completely overhauled to provide you with this current edition. EZdrummer 2 is a completely redesigned program, including a host of groundbreaking songwriting tools, new drum and percussion sounds, improved audio engine and much, much more.
FIND & GET YOUR GROOVE DOWN
EZdrummer 2 introduces several features when working with MIDI drum grooves. All new functionality is applicable on the new content as well as any previously installed Toontrack MIDI. Get the groove you are looking for - quick, easy and to the tee.
GROOVE LIBRARY: The EZdrummer 2 groove library is conveniently organized in a ballad, halftime, mid-tempo and up-tempo structure and covers swing and/or straight variations in a number of styles and time signatures.
TAP2FIND: Tap your desired rhythm directly in the interface or use a MIDI controller. EZdrummer 2 will auto-quantize your beat and list the all grooves in order of closest match.
FILTERS: Find your grooves manually but let EZdrummer 2 narrow your search down to a specific library, genre or play style - just to name a few options.
BROWSER: The traditional EZdrummer view, displaying all your previously installed Toontrack MIDI.
RECORD: Use an e-kit or any controller to record MIDI straight into EZdrummer 2.From there you'll have endless options to customize or refine your performance.
TURN IT INTO A SONG
When you have your basic idea down or found the groove you want to base your song around, EZdrummer 2 introduces several features that lets you finish your entire track without leaving the program. No more dragging and dropping to your DAW - it all happens in EZdrummer 2.
SONG CREATOR: Drop your groove into the MIDI drop zone and EZdrummer 2 will conveniently list all grooves and fills with a similar feel and style. From there, simply drag and drop to build your track or let EZdrummer 2 lay out a complete song from one of its templates.
SONG TRACK: Drag and drop any MIDI in the browser directly to the timeline to build your song. Cut blocks, copy and paste other MIDI, add fills, auto-quantize - just to name a few options.
EXPORT: Drag your entire song to your desktop or DAW. EZdrummer 2 also allows you to render any MIDI directly to audio.
TALK TO YOUR DRUMMER
EZdrummer 2 comes with a host of new, groundbreaking features centered on getting a personalized drum track quicker than ever before. In fact, for the first time ever in a drum software setting, the user can now "communicate" with the drummer - in real-time.
POWER HAND: Drag to any drum or cymbal to instantaneously change the leading instrument - while your groove is playing.
AMOUNT: Control the amount of hits on a single drum or the whole kit - live, in real-time. This feature is based on an algorithm that calculates the probabilities of where a real drummer would add or remove hits from the groove. This means that changing the amount knob does not arbitrarily add or subtract hits from the groove block, it uses information garnered from several thousand real drum performances. You can even add in instruments that aren't playing in your particular groove by highlighting them and turning the knob.
VELOCITY: Alter the velocity of a single drum or the entire kit. Also based on the same smart algorithm, meaning EZdrummer 2 doesn't just lower overall velocity on random.
PERCUSSION: Add a suitable percussion pattern to any groove on the fly - choose between instant rhythms custom-made for cowbell, snaps, claps, maracas and tambourine. Adjusting the amount knob will change the playing variation instantaneously.
EMBELLISH YOUR SOUND
Done with your drum track? With the sounds, features and much improved audio handling in EZdrummer 2, you'll have the creative freedom to customize your final output and have it sounding better than ever before.
NEW AUDIO ENGINE: EZdrummer 2 has a completely remodeled engine under the hood - faster, leaner and producing enhanced end-results in terms of realism and quality.
â¢ Real-time sample rate conversion
â¢ More individual hits per sample layer
â¢ Improved hi-hat transmute
â¢ Multiple Hits Emulation (MHE) for smoother sequenced hits
NEW SOUNDS: An all-new sound library featuring a modern and a vintage setup as well as a selection of percussion. In total, five new kits and an array of alternatives for snares, bass drums and cymbals. Recorded by Grammy award-winning engineer Chuck Ainlay (Dire Straits, Dixie Chicks) at Mark Knopfler's British Grove Studios in London, England.
MIX & MATCH: EZdrummer 2 doesn't restrict you to only the sounds available in its core content - it allows for seamless auditioning of any instrument in your previously installed EZdrummer expansion libraries (EZXs). This also of course means you can mix, match and build your own custom kits, directly in EZdrummer 2. All previously released EZX libraries will be optimized for EZdrummer 2 with new graphics and preset content, giving the user a fresh, new creative spin on already installed sounds.
NEW MIXER & EFFECTS: EZdrummer 2 has a completely new mixer and collection of presets, both for the modern and the vintage setup. The preset engine is based around the numerous quality effects in Toontrack's widely acclaimed EZmix 2. Each setting includes a back-end of various signal chains such as compressors, reverbs, delays and EQs. With settings covering anything from classic rock to disco and modern metal, you can instantly call up a starting point for your song and, if you so choose, continue to customize it into something completely new with each preset's unique set of parameters.
Order today, and strengthen the backbone of your music.
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First off, this is the first drum vst software that I have used that I liked. I tried other brands but found this brand to be the most useful and effective. I mainly use it for demo work since taking the time to set up a drum set and fine tune everything takes time. Secondly, I spend a lot of time demoing song ideas and this software makes it a pleasure to listen to. The features it offers are great from the start, I tend to prefer the "Metal" kit (stock). I tend to adjust the volume, balance, and depth of the stock kits so the ability to do so was a major welcome. After reading the manual, it did not take long to get started and this software can even run as a stand-alone program. Also, it does not require major processing power and ram requirements from my pc. The only issue I had with it was adding expansion packs at first, it took a little bit of researching but I was finally able to add the expansion. Like I mentioned, I use this software a lot for song writing and the song creator mode definitely helped me get started until I started programming my own beats with a midi note editor. If you are very curious about drum vsts, I would highly recommend this brand, they even let you download and try it out for free for a time before you make your final decision!
I use EZDrummer 2 in Reaper and it has been an absolute mainstay in my songwriting. Super easy to use and there is a ton of useful information on it's finer intricacies all over the internet. An absolute must-have for songwriters of all genres.
this software is awesome for helping with writing songs, its better than any drum machine i've used and although its a little complicated to set it up with your daw and interface if you are new at this kind of thing, once it is set up its quick and easy to get ideas down, check out ola englund and ryan bruce on youtube for each of their fantastic demos
I would disregard the previous review which expressed difficulty with the download and use. The person obviously didn't carefully follow the instructions. I loaded EZDrummer2 with no problem at all. It worked like a charm. It sounds very good. Works well as a stand-alone program or with a DAW (I use Protools 11 & it worked great.) It has excellent search features, song building functions, and works well with a MIDI keyboard as well. I am 100% satisfied. It is a lot of fun, sounds professional, and has a lot of cool features. If you follow the install closely, you will easily know where all files are stored. The user manual could use a little more detail, but it's not bad. (There are plenty of online video tutorials that make up for the manual.) It is very reasonably priced and does the job. It's a nice quality virtual drummer that is EZ to learn.
I wish I could have left the rating section for this review with a value of zero. I've been working with plugins and 3rd party vst clients for a while. In no way should it be this hard to use a product. I paid a hundo for it, and got it to work one time. Now, after downloading it to my new computer (more than several tries) I can't even find the program. The only way to get it to work is to use GoonTracks personal program or whatever, it's not even worth mentioning because the only thing you can do in it is hear sounds. No recording capabilities whatsoever, or drag and drop. This may not have been a problem, if there was a phone number to get ahold of somebody at. You have to file an email requesting help from a tech. I know I didn't pay hard earned money to email somebody and wait for a response. I took 45 minutes off from tying to get this to work, walked down the street and found an actual drummer who is a really cool person. True story. Avoid GoonTrack products.
- Isiah Antonio Denton