EZdrummer...now purchased...but only two drum packs!!!!!!

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EZdrummer...now purchased...but only two drum packs!!!!!!

Post by budda12ax7 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:24 pm

EZdrummer 2 on sale for $119.00....is this worth it. I have been using loops and MT Power Drummer, but want to step up my game here....???
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Post by mbene085 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:50 pm

EZdrummer has a fantastic set of features and high degree of realism for the price. Absolutely recommend it. It lives up to the name. Quite easy to get stuff that suits a given song.

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Post by Larry Mal » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:55 pm

It's also a good step towards Superior Drummer, by buying EZDrummer you have basically put a down payment on Superior Drummer if you ever want to move to that. And you probably will, Superior Drummer is very good.
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Post by mackerelmint » Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:40 pm

yep, EZ drummer is EZer than E, and pretty useful besides. Superior drummer is indeed superior, but EZ drummer is well worth it.
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Post by budda12ax7 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:13 pm

Thanks,,,,,,

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Post by Jan Deal » Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:23 am

Yep, I recommend it. It's a big step up from MT Power Drummer.
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Post by Larry Mal » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:25 am

If you use a Mac then skip EZ Drummer and just buy Logic for $200.
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Post by mbene085 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:48 am

Larry Mal wrote:
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If you use a Mac then skip EZ Drummer and just buy Logic for $200.
This is good advice in the sense that you get an insane number of features and plugins for your $200, including the excellent Drummer.

I kinda like the EZDrummer approach to building drum loops, though, where you can assemble bar-by-bar variations yourself, to your taste.

Drummer's AI is definitely a revolution in digital recording, and in a lot of situations, it's a massive timesaver because you can simply give it instructions for how you want it to play, and it'll frequently do a better job of playing a more human-sounding part than you would probably assemble yourself. But, if you have a specific beat or fill in your head that you're envisioning for a specific part of your song, EZDrummer's loop-assembly tool is the quickest way I've found to audition beats/fills until you point and go "yeah" like Mick Jagger. One could argue that, if you have that specific a beat in mind, you should just be programming it yourself with a hardware controller or a grid-based drum machine plugin, which is a fair counterargument I'm making against myself here.

My point is that they are two vastly different approaches and I'm glad to have both, personally. I do agree that the money is better-spent on Logic if you're working on a Mac, though. It's just too absurdly powerful a creative tool for $200 to pass up.

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Post by budda12ax7 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:20 am

I've been building drum tracks for several years with just loops...I've amassed an insane loop library, but felt I could never control the stereo pan mix they way I wanted. I then went to drum stems....this worked, but took so much time (although time well spent). I just downloaded the free EZdrummer to mess around with it....it's like MT Drummer, but more features....same work flow.

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Post by mackerelmint » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:35 am

mbene085 wrote:
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until you point and go "yeah" like Mick Jagger
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Post by budda12ax7 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:04 pm

mackerelmint wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:35 am
mbene085 wrote:
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until you point and go "yeah" like Mick Jagger
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Post by budda12ax7 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:05 pm

I will get this.....seems a better way to do drums....

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Post by budda12ax7 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:55 pm

Only problem is the expansion packs are 75 bucks a pop, and I already need 6 of them. Oh Dear,

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Post by UlricvonCatalyst » Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:38 am

budda12ax7 wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:55 pm
Only problem is the expansion packs are 75 bucks a pop, and I already need 6 of them. Oh Dear,
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Post by tade » Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:03 am

budda12ax7 wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:55 pm
Only problem is the expansion packs are 75 bucks a pop, and I already need 6 of them. Oh Dear,
Have you looked into Superior Drummer? I guess you have, but just in case.

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