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EZ Drummer 2 review

Discussion in 'Backline' started by AudioGeekZine, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. otero1st

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    How many licenses come with?
     
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    Is Toontrack's new site layout really slow at loading for anyone else? It seems like they're using a WordPress type software so it probably just isn't optimized yet.
     
  3. TLR

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    Did anyone get it downloaded?
     
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    Yeah. Haven't played with it since Tuesday though. It's a beta version they released by mistake.
     
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    I've messed around with it some. I like the included kits. the search feature is nice if you have a ton of toontrack midi but it doesn't seem to work the same with other midi tracks.
     
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    I know I'm jumping the gun - it will be out next week but wtf@! - does it sound like they revamped and improved the quality of the sound? I never thought that EZD sounded as good as SSD4 or SD.
     
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    I picked this up - I think its really cool - great workflow. Still like my SSD snare better but everything else is pretty good. What does everyone else think?
     
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    great new drumsets; i prefer them to the other libraries, even more than the avatar kit. everything sounds perfectly glued together and has a lot of punch. the new tap2find command is great - it´s very quick to find a midi beat with this feature. definitly worth the money!
     
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    Got the product email today, watched the tutorial vids and was sold. Just installed it and it's amazing. I really like the drumsets, but the ease-of-use and the intuitiveness is what makes this really really cool for creating "finished" sounding tracks very quickly.
     
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    It does what it says in the box. I've had no auth issues with my previous drum packs or loss of presets - although the "kit" button could be more visible, honestly. It really is amazing in that it can both give you and accept suggestions towards the playing, you can finally mix &match kit pieces, change pitch and volume of each kit piece and has a master volume fader - strangely enough with no level indicator.

    One thing I really liked is the quality of the effects provided -especially the low pass filter is truly smooth. The issue is that they cannot be assigned to individual kit pieces - buss assignments are whatever the preset dictates and effects cannot be used unless they are part of the preset. I guess all this will be selling points for sd3.

    For all those of us who had v1, this one is really a step forward, a great tool. I just wish it were as flexible in the routing/processing department as it is in the writing one.

    Hope this helps,
    T
     
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    Toms and Cymbals yes, Kick is the 24" DW collector and Snare is the Tama Artist all with the basic preset. Just raised the ambiance channel a bit.
     
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    Are you 100% sure there's no additional processing on drums? :saint:

    Man, this sounds AWESOME!
     
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    There's Slate VCC and VBC on the master buss in the DAW and a healthy dose of limiting to get it loud but that's it.
     
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    :headbang:
     
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    I think it's a killer upgrade. The stock sounds are some of the best TT has every done IMO. The songwriting features are badass as fuck for anyone programming MIDI. Here is a quick clip I mixed in 20 mins: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2183128/EZ2_Clip_May8.mp3 - I blended samples on the kick and snare and the china is from Metal! EZX.
     
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    Sacha, That sound awesome !
     
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    +1

    so far i really like EZD2, however i find it strange that all toms are on one channel, this makes tweaking hard and replacing impossible, or did i miss something?
     
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    If you really need to replace them, using midi to trigger other sounds is much more accurate and convenient than using audio.
     

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