Toontrack Music has announced the release of EZplayer pro, the long awaited follow-up to the percussive MIDI engine EZplayer Free, plus an an update for Toontrack solo.
EZplayer pro is a VST, AU and RTAS plug in for Mac OS X and Windows with extended Map Wrapping capabilities between major drum sampler formats in the market - FXpansion's BFD 1&2, Digidesign's Strike, Native Instruments' Battery, EZdrummer and Superior Drummer in addition to others.
The new multi track MIDI clip arranger offers time stretching, editing and multi layer arranging of MIDI files. EZplayer pro also has hardware learn features enabling live triggering of MIDI arrangements. The MIDI content in EZplayer pro is recorded by drummers David "Fingers" Haynes and Per Mikaelsson.
With the release of EZplayer pro Toontrack also starts working more closely with 3rd party MIDI content creators. First out is Groovemonkee that can be easily reached through the help menu in EZplayer pro.
For $49 EZplayer pro is available through the Toontrack Music web shop as well as through Toontrack Music distributors and dealers. EZplayer pro will also be included as the MIDI engine in the upcoming Toontrack sampler Superior Drummer 2.0. To check out a feature list, video demo and general product information click here.
Toontrack solo update
In conjunction with releasing EZplayer pro Toontrack has also released a new version of Toontrack solo, which allows the user to run EZplayer pro together with any of the Toontrack samplers. The combination of Toontrack solo, EZplayer pro and EZdrummer or Superior Drummer gives the user an independent workstation that allows the shaping of new MIDI grooves within the EZplayer pro arranger which can later be exported to any sequencer.
The new version of Toontrack solo also has, upon request, improved support for Yamaha drum modules and Roland Virtual Hats. To download the new version of Toontrack solo compatible with EZplayer pro visit the Free Downloads area in your Toontrack Music user account.