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EZ DRUMMER 2

Sampler and Sampling discussion (techniques, tips and tricks, etc.)

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KVRian
 
806 posts since 25 Jan, 2007

Postby noiseboyuk; Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:31 am Re: EZ DRUMMER 2

Yup, looking forward to this. I have Superior Drummer and EZD - honestly I prefer the latter. SD is really pretty clunky to use - sounds great of course, but not a lot wrong with EZD sonically imo. And the midi is excellent.

One killer feature in EZD2 is they allow you to switch out instruments from other EZXs. Over at the Toontrack forum they said they there might be small limitations with that (different EZXs have very different mixer channels) but it works pretty well. Looking forward to the release, I think it's likely I'll abandon SD2 til it becomes SD3, and even then I might not bother... I tend to do most processing not in the plugin, and its dead simple in EZD to route to other outputs. Bring it on :-)
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KVRAF
 
6090 posts since 4 Oct, 2007, from A shitty little village that I will re-escape soon
    

Postby Dean Aka Nekro; Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:16 pm Re: EZ DRUMMER 2

I'm looking forwards to EZD v2 also, It won't stop me from using SD2 but since I use quite a few of the EZXs just being able to mix and match without having to load up multiple instances will be worth the price/upgrade alone. I do use the 'X-Drum' feature in SD2 (which works well enough but isn't as optimal as it could be IMveryhumbleHO), I'm wishing that if it is implemented and speeding up workflow in EZD v2 then Toontrack will do the same with SD2. Its a bit crazy I find that their beatstation of all the product range can load its own format libraries/expansion as well as all EZX and SDX expansions!
So many other areas on top on the one mentioned that I am eager to find out how they've done, I might be a bit of a 'fan boi' but don't care, For me Toontrack have always delivered and keep getting stronger in my eyes, I'm certain this release will bolster that even more so

All the best to you guys and all as always :tu: :D

Dean
KVRist
 
353 posts since 13 Jan, 2007

Postby asnor; Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:52 pm Re: EZ DRUMMER 2

Those workflow improvements look promising. If they work as well as they appear to, I should save me a ton of time working up drum parts. :tu:
KVRAF
 
40125 posts since 20 Dec, 2005

Postby hibidy; Sat May 03, 2014 1:26 pm Re: EZ DRUMMER 2

Anyone know the upgrade price? Sweetwater has it for 89 and the toontrack site shows 99 for the upgrade price :?
KVRist
 
111 posts since 15 Nov, 2012, from Arkansas, USA
   

Postby clintmartin; Sat May 03, 2014 2:59 pm Re: EZ DRUMMER 2

I'm waiting for Audiodeluxe or Jrrshop. They will beat Sweetwater. I also have a $10 coupon for Audiodeluxe.
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KVRAF
 
6038 posts since 21 Nov, 2000, from Southern California
    

Postby Uncle E; Sat May 03, 2014 3:31 pm Re: EZ DRUMMER 2

clintmartin wrote:I'm waiting for Audiodeluxe or Jrrshop. They will beat Sweetwater. I also have a $10 coupon for Audiodeluxe.


They don't allow us to discount automatically but you can PM me for a lower price.
Redeem the 11% "FORUM" or 16% "GROUP" coupons at:
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KVRAF
 
40125 posts since 20 Dec, 2005

Postby hibidy; Sat May 03, 2014 7:50 pm Re: EZ DRUMMER 2

BTW, when did the toons go to that awful new look at the forum? Terrible.
KVRian
 
806 posts since 25 Jan, 2007

Postby noiseboyuk; Sun May 04, 2014 2:57 am Re: EZ DRUMMER 2

Surprised there's not been more interest in this - now all the features are out, I think it looks really stunning. The ability to search for a midi groove by playing is one of those conceptual leaps that don't come along too much in our world. That suddenly opens everything up.

Pre-ordered.
KVRian
 
931 posts since 25 Sep, 2002

Postby don1thedon; Sun May 04, 2014 5:28 am Re: EZ DRUMMER 2

noiseboyuk wrote: .... Pre-ordered.

Likewise.
Really looking forward to the 'groove search' capability, it should save me hours of previewing drum files.
KVRian
 
1285 posts since 3 Jan, 2005

Postby fedexnman; Sun May 04, 2014 5:32 am Re: EZ DRUMMER 2

Yep , I think the groove search is cool . I may pony up some money for the upgrade , looks like 5 new kits are added too as well as more midi .
KVRian
 
1247 posts since 28 May, 2008, from Saint Paul, MN
 

Postby blueman; Sun May 04, 2014 5:34 am Re: EZ DRUMMER 2

noiseboyuk wrote:he ability to search for a midi groove by playing is one of those conceptual leaps that don't come along too much in our world


What is unclear to me is whether or not this Groove search will include ALL midi libraries? Or does it only include ez drummer midi
That GUI version is beautiful if you're on fantastic drugs ~ djshire
KVRer
 
3 posts since 4 Jun, 2013

Postby CJG007; Sun May 04, 2014 7:19 am Re: EZ DRUMMER 2

All (and only) Toontrack midi, whether from EZD1, EZD2, EZX's or from Toontrack midi packs.
KVRian
 
806 posts since 25 Jan, 2007

Postby noiseboyuk; Sun May 04, 2014 7:31 am Re: EZ DRUMMER 2

blueman wrote:What is unclear to me is whether or not this Groove search will include ALL midi libraries? Or does it only include ez drummer midi


CIG CIG007 above seems to have the scoop on this - its pretty logical I guess. You can definitely import your own midi into the browser, and tap to find has a "drag zone" so you can search based on any midi source it looks like. Thing is, it looks like there's a ton of tagging in place - library / genre / type / time sig etc. Some of that might be auto generated, but not all of it can be. So I don't know how well any 3rd party stuff could integrate there.

I'm a real tagging fan - it's a huge part of why Omnisphere is as fast to use as it is. I've also always rated Toontrack's midi grooves cos they're a) played by real drummers and b) make use of the subtle variations in, say, hi hat playing that you can't get in GM. So for me personally I chose some time ago to pretty much stick with Toontrack midi. I bought one or two Groove Monkee things but they never seemed to compare favourably.

This new feature is most interesting to me because its like saying to an actual drummer "can you go boom da boom da da" and they use their talent to play it properly. It's the combo of intelligent searching, metadata and great real drumming, and I've only found that with Toontrack stuff (Sorry, I'm sounding like a Toontrack rep I know, but I genuinely think this is exciting stuff).
KVRian
 
1247 posts since 28 May, 2008, from Saint Paul, MN
 

Postby blueman; Sun May 04, 2014 8:13 am Re: EZ DRUMMER 2

Great response! Thanks :-)
That GUI version is beautiful if you're on fantastic drugs ~ djshire
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