Toontrack EZ Drummer 2

Virtual Drum Production Studio

  • Intricately produced drum software and plug-in
  • With 5 high-quality, complete drum sets
  • Additional 5 kicks and 9 snares
  • Additional percussion section with tambourine, shaker, maracas, hand claps and finger snaps
  • MIDI Library with numerous grooves and fills brought in by professional drummers
  • MIDI songwriting tools and song creator for automatic arranging
  • Timeline Arranger for creating complete drum tracks including recording
  • Edit play style for intuitive creation of groove variations
  • Tab2Find function
  • Meta search
  • Mixer section with effects
  • Supported formats: VST 2 / AU / AAXnative / RTAS
  • Expandable with Toontrack EZX Expansions

Note: Software license without data carrier, download required.

System requirements:

  • Win 7 (32/64-Bit) and later
  • Mac OSX 10.6 and later
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 4 GB HD
  • Internet connection

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Akustik Keys/Pianos No
Beat production / Drum machines No
Wind Instruments No
Cinematic / Effects No
Chorus / Vocals No
Drums / Percussion Yes
E-Pianos No
Ethno / Folk No
Guitars/plucked instruments No
Loops/Construction-Kits No
Orchestra Instruments No
Organs No
String Bass No
Sampler No
String Instruments No
Synthesizer No
Vintage Instrument No
Hardware Controller No
Copy protection Challenge-Response
Stand Alone Yes
AAX Native Yes
Audio Units Yes
NKS No
RTAS Yes
VST2 Yes
VST3 No

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Great product, excellent sound!
TrEr, 13.10.2019
I got this for a prog rock studio project where the idea was to use it for composing/arranging and then re-record the songs properly with a real drum kit.

Many of the tracks turned out so great that we kept the EZ version and never bothered with real drums. Generally the tracks we kept were the busier tracks with tight rythm sections and huge arrangements. The softer, more organic/open songs didn't work so well with EZ, or at least we couldn't make them work good enough. One little trick that made EZ partly usable on almost any song was to re-record only the cymbals with real ones. Getting the cymbal dynamics right on softer songs is the part where EZ fails in my experience. Or at least that's the hardest thing to get right.

We played all the EZ drum tracks "live" using pads. Nothing programmed, no preset rythms (but I doubt there's any preset packages with anything resebling the rythms we used, mostly odd signatures like 7/8, 5/4, etc.). We did quantize some tracks but only very lightly. Basically we tried to keep things as "real" as possible and not nailed to a grid.

Velocity has the hardest part to get right using pads so I had to do quite a bit of midi-editing to fix the odd hits that triggered too low or too hard. But as long as the general groove worked it was worth the effort.

We did however NOT use the sounds included in the basic EZ package. The sounds in some of the expansion packs were a much better fit for what we needed with the Southern Soul pack being a personal favourite of mine. Plus I felt the sounds in the basic package felt a lot more processed.

All the EZ drum sounds ARE processed though (unlike Superior which isn't processed) but for the most part not OVER-processed. They can still be tweaked quite a bit without sounding bad and they usually need a little work to sit properly in a mix. Which is a good thing in my opinion. Many of the presets in EZ are great though, if a little heavy on the reverb for my taste.

I've not used the editor part of EZ much but I've tried it briefly and it seemed very poorly designed to me. Very fiddly to use, very limited control with tiny areas to work on. I'm sure it could work fine for copy/pasting 3x vers/chorus + bridge for a 3min pop song but anything more ambitious and it seems rather useless to me. It didn't matter much to me though as our plan was never to use the editor.

It's also worth mentioning that unlike Superior you can't change midi-channels inside EZ. So if you want to lay out the drum kit in a specific way on your pads you will need to make sure you can change midi-channels on your pads. This is a serious shortcoming in EZ in my opinion but with the right pads it's reasonably easy to work around and I guess Toontrack needs to save some features for the more expensive Superior.

To sum it up I'm quite impressed by EZ Drummer. It has surpassed my expectations and I highly recommend it for the type of use I've explained above. Just make sure it covers your specific needs and that it's suitable for your workflow before buying.
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Great for those focusing on songwriting
Ervin0, 13.03.2018
The main selling point of EZDrummer 2 is, as its name says, ease of use. You can quickly put together a complete drumtrack with different sections (it literally takes minutes) which you can further tweak to your liking from the user interface.
There aren't many parameters to control the drum sound or the post processing (there are however plenty of presets, each having a few crucial post processing parameters that can be modified), but everything sounds good out of the box. If you want complete control over the drums, then Superior Drummer is the better choice.
For what it is, EZDrummer is great.
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