Toontrack releases EZdrummer 2
8th May 2014
Toontrack has announced the release of EZdrummer 2, which introduces a host of new song-writing features, a new intuitive user interface, a completely remodeled audio engine, a new mixer with easy-to-use effect chains and two all-new massive sound libraries as well as a selection of percussion.
"Looking back, it's amazing how many extremely powerful features we've managed to incorporate and still retain the overall ease of use that has made the first generation of EZdrummer the undisputed go-to tool for songwriters from all over the world. EZdrummer 2 is truly a marvel of how interaction design, smart functionality and cutting-edge sounds can work in perfect symbiosis", said Erik Phersson.
Find & Get Your Groove Down
EZdrummer 2 introduces several features when working with MIDI drum grooves. Tap or record your rhythm to find a matching groove, search by filters or browse the traditional way in the conveniently laid out MIDI browser.
Turn it into a Song
Go from initial rhythmic idea to full track. Drag and drop drum parts to build your own track directly in the program – or let EZdrummer 2 do it for you. If you drop a groove in the Song Creator, it will list all files with a similar feel and style. It will also let you lay out a complete track using included or user created song templates.
Talk to Your Drummer
You can now "communicate" with your drummer. Use the Power Hand to instantaneously change the leading instrument or the Amount or Velocity knobs to control the complexity and velocity in your selected groove – while it's playing.
Embellish Your Sound
Done with your track? EZdrummer 2 has a wide selection of ready- made, user controllable effect chain presets to ensure that the final mix sounds exactly right for your song.
Coinciding with the release of EZdrummer 2, the entire line of sound library expansions (EZXs) is modernized with completely new effect chain presets and graphics optimized for EZdrummer 2. These are free of charge to all current and future owners of any of the available EZXs.
"We are extremely proud to not only introduce a breakthrough in drum production software, but at the same time renew the whole EZdrummer Line. This is without a doubt the most massive launch we as a company have ever undertaken", said Peter Knutsson, Toontrack's CEO.
Pricing & Availability
EZdrummer 2 is available now for 32- and 64-bit Mac OS X and Windows in VST, AU, RTAS and AAX formats. List price: $179, €139; upgrade price: $99, €79.
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