The world’s most intuitive drum production tool for songwriters!
EZdrummer 2 takes drum production to a whole new level. It was designed to erase any technical barrier between you and your creativity and introduces several groundbreaking features for quick and easy songwriting. In EZdrummer 2, you can go from initial rhythmic idea to finished, mixed and customized drum track without ever leaving the program. This is without a doubt the best sounding, most intuitive and creatively gratifying software environment for drum production on the market – a perfect marriage of sound, form and function.
Welcome to a new era of drum production for songwriters. Meet your new drummer!
- Tap to find your groove
- Add percussion on the fly
- Customize any groove in real-time
- Write an entire drum track without leaving the program
- Two sound libraries with five (5) kits in total
- Powerful audio engine
UPGRADE TO EZDRUMMER 2.
If you own the previous version of EZdrummer, you are eligible for an EZdrummer 2 Upgrade. This is not simply an upgrade or a digit added to the logo – it’s a completely new program introducing all-new sounds and a host of groundbreaking features.
What’s new? Everything.
EZDRUMMER VS EZDRUMMER 2.
|Drum libraries||2 (incl. the Cocktail EZX)||2|
|Drum kits||2 (incl. the Cocktail EZX)||5|
|Multi-out stereo channels||8||16|
|Edit Play Style||No||Yes|
|Individual velocity control||No||Yes|
|Tap 2 Find||No||Yes|
|Search by tags||No||Yes|
|Preview MIDI in original tempo||No||Yes|
|Mix & match EZX sounds||No||Yes|
|Pitch control for single instruments||No||Yes|
|Instrument properties audio preview||No||Yes|
|Volume controls for single instruments||No||Yes|
|Effect chain presets||0||29|
EZdrummer 2 has a completely new mixer and collection of effect chain presets, both for the modern and the vintage setup. The effect engine is based around the numerous quality effects in Toontrack’s widely acclaimed EZmix 2. Each setting includes a back-end of various effect chains including the likes of compressors, reverbs, delays and EQs. With settings covering anything from classic rock to disco and modern metal, you can instantly call up a starting point for your song and, if you so choose, continue to customize it into something completely new with each setting’s unique set of parameters.
The drums for EZdrummer 2 were recorded at one of the most meticulously built recording facilities in the world; Mark Knopfler’s British Grove Studios in London, England. Combining some of the most sought-after and rare vintage consoles, outboard effects and microphones with the best of the best in state of the art recording technology, the studio serves as a perfect combination of how old and new can come together in perfect harmony.
The main recording room at the British Grove Studios is large, ambient and perfectly crafted for drum production. The high ceiling, the dense walls and carefully designed diffusers produce a natural and sonically balanced reverb that allow the drums to be loud and present in your mix without ever taking over.
The sounds were recorded by a true industry great; the multi award-winning Chuck Ainlay. Having engineered in excess of 200 albums, worked with some of the world’s biggest recording artists of all time and been involved in numerous gold or multi-platinum releases, his track record speaks for itself. Some of the most notable collaborations in Chuck’s impressive career include Willie Nelson, Dixie Chicks, Dire Straits and Travis Tritt. To name a few.
The percussion library is grouped in three categories: one shots, shakers and tambourine with selections of cowbell, snaps, claps, maracas and tambourine.
With the intuitive controls in EZdrummer 2, a perfect percussion beat is literally just a mouse-click away. If you activate a percussion pad, it will instantaneously add a fitting pattern to the groove you are currently working on.
To ensure unparalleled realism and dynamics, each instrument was multi-sampled and processed in different tempos, preserving the subtle nuances of the pre-hits essential in making especially shakers and tambourines come to life.
Great sound will get you far, but you can’t base a drum track on sound alone. You need the drummer – the groove, the feel and the human touch. Ensuring that all these pivotal traits were ready at a mouse-click away, all the grooves in the EZdrummer 2 MIDI library were performed on e-drum kits by session drummers before conveniently organized in song structure parts. The material covers a wide range of styles, tempos and feels. With the revolutionary functionality in EZdrummer 2, your songs will never go without a perfect, personalized groove again.