MEET YOUR NEW DRUMMER.
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.
FROM IDEA TO FINISHED TRACK.
This video demonstrates how to go from an initial rhythmic idea to a finished drum track – all inside EZdrummer 2, without ever leaving the program.
Tap your rhythm directly into EZdrummer 2 and have the program list the closest matches!
Build your own track directly in the program or let the Song Creator do it for you!
Use the ‘Power Hand’ to instantly preview different leading instruments, while your groove is playing.
Done with your drum performance? Choose one of the many included presets and, if needed, continue to tweak it to perfectly fit your song.
The five (5) complete kits and additional instrument choices included in EZdrummer 2 are divided over two separate sound libraries – one Modern setup and one Vintage setup.
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 STUDIO SOUND.
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 VIEWS OF EZDRUMMER 2.
Deep functionality shouldn’t be intimidating, rather inviting and inspiring. That’s why a massive amount of work went into making sure EZdrummer 2 got the most intuitive user interface yet for any software of its kind.
EDIT PLAY STYLE.
TWO SETUPS. FIVE KITS. PERCUSSION.
EZdrummer 2 comes loaded with a modern setup, a vintage setup and a percussion library featuring the most traditional pieces for classic songwriting.
THE MODERN SETUP.
The modern library includes drum selections from DW, Gretsch, Yamaha, Ludwig, Sonor, Tama and Brady, all recorded through Neve 88R and EMI TG12345 consoles as well as various chains of vintage and modern outboard.
THE VINTAGE SETUP.
The vintage library is based around two classic Ludwig kits and recorded through an extremely rare REDD.51 console. In fact, the example in British Grove Studios’ possession is the only known available in the world.
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.