Picking up where the original left off, Toontrack EZdrummer 2 provides users old and new with an awesome set of tools and more power and options than ever before. Much of the new library has been recorded by multi-award winner, Chuck Ainley, in the main recording room at the British Grove Studios… prepared to be wowed.
…check out EZdrummer 2. It doesn't raise the bar for virtual drummer software... it tosses it halfway into the next county.- Mike Metlay (recordingmag.com)
Completely reworked but still familiar to users of the original, Toontrack EZdrummer 2 improves upon its design; making life even easier than before, and the song-writing process quicker, ensuring the software doesn’t allow your creative juices coagulate.
Drumming Made Easy
New to the software is the Song Track sequencer, which allows you to group library grooves or create your own grooves to add to the User library.
The software helps you out with grooves, with Song Creator. Drag and drop a groove into Song Creator and this feature will offer a list of files with a similar style to the example groove, these lists are sectioned out into Intro, Pre Chorus, Chorus, Bridge, Fill and Ending, which you can then choose from and edit on the fly.
It also offers a variety of song structures, which can then be loaded into the song track. Any part of the song track can be edited quickly with the Edit Play Style window for super-quick alterations. You can then select all or part of your track and drag it, as a MIDI clip, straight to your host DAW, or render it as an audio file.
he search function in Toontrack EZdrummer 2 is incredibly powerful but user-friendly. Rather than scour through lists, you can search for grooves based on the one that you currently have in your Song Track or use the Tap 2 Find feature. With this addition to EZdrummer just tap in a short performance of the rhythm you’re after and the software will search for similar grooves based on your input. Alternatively you can, of course, leave the built-in grooves and build everything from scratch, the choice is yours.
Kits, Patterns, and Presets
Toontrack EZdrummer 2 offers new kits and patterns, categorised as Modern, Vintage, and Percussion. The five kits available are comprised of: DW, Gretsch USA Custom, Yamaha 9000, 1960s Ludwig, and Ludwig Vistalite. There are also extra cymbals and snares available to choose from.
29 presets are available and each of these offers various effects based on the active preset, but are comprised of: EQ, reverb, dynamics, overall drum pitch, and mic bleed.
Manufacturer Toontrack Model EZdrummer 2 System Requirements 4 GB of free hard disk space Windows 7 or newer, Pentium 4 or Athlon processor with 2 GB RAM. Mac OS 10.6 or higher, Intel-based Mac with 2 GB RAM. Audio Unit, VST, AAX or RTAS host application and professional sound card recommended. Stand-alone version included.
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