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EZdrummer 2 Explained

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    1:52

    Todd welcomes you to this new course and discusses what to expect from it as well as discussing new features added to version 2.

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    Tutorial 2

    Installation & Registration

    8:40

    Learn how to register, download and authorize EZDrummer 2.

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    Tutorial 3

    Standalone Operation

    4:31

    Discover the new standalone program, which removes the need for Toontrack Solo, and allows use without a host DAW. Learn about audio and MIDI settings for the stand-alone version. Routing to your audio interface, as well as using a MIDI controller.

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    Tutorial 4

    Exploring the Interface

    5:29

    Explore the basics of using EZDrummer 2, including loading basic drum kits, auditioning drums, changing individual drums and how you can modify drums.

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    Tutorial 5

    Grooves

    4:37

    Discover how to browse and audition MIDI grooves provided in EZdrummer 2, including the b rowser and search pages. See how the two pages are organized. Also see how grooves from expansion packs can be used.

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    Tutorial 6

    Play Style

    5:55

    Learn how to adjust the play style of grooves and kits for nearly infinite variations. Learn about Power Hand, (drum sensitivity/probability), groove style, etc.

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    Tutorial 7

    The Song Track

    8:02

    Learn all about EZDrummer2's new Song Track, which allows you to assemble various grooves in sequence, record MIDI to the song track, and edit grooves in the song track.

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    Tutorial 8

    Song Creator

    4:49

    See how songs can easily be created with EZDrummer 2 and the Song Creator, starting with a single groove.

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    Tutorial 9

    The Mixer

    5:01

    Explore the mixer section in EZDrummer 2 and learn how to adjust volumes, pan, etc of individual drums and effects.

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    Tutorial 10

    Working with SONAR X3

    1:52

    Learn how to add and integrate EZDrummer 2 within Cakewalk's SONAR X3.

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    Tutorial 11

    Working with Studio One

    1:36

    Learn how to add and integrate EZDrummer 2 within Presonus' Studio One.

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    Tutorial 12

    Working with Pro Tools

    4:10

    Learn how to add and integrate EZDrummer 2 within Avid's Pro Tools.

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    Tutorial 13

    Using Multiple Outputs

    4:53

    Explore how to route each drum within EZDrummer to an individual channel in your DAW. This allows for further tailoring of each drum sound. Pro Tools 11 is used and the example host.

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    Tutorial 14

    Expansions

    3:51

    Todd shows how to download and install an expansion kit into EZ Drummer 2.

Toontrack EZdrummer 2 has changed the virtual drumming game yet again. This software instrument is absolutely mind blowing and veteran studio guru Todd Tatnall is going to show you all it can do, taking you from installation and setup all the way to creating your first song!

Todd begins with an introduction to EZdrummer 2, going over what it is and discussing what you'll learn throughout the series. Next, it's on to Installation and Registration, and then an in-depth look at the Standalone version of EZdrummer 2. Exploring the Interface is next, and you'll see how to load basic drum kits, audition drums, change individual drum sounds and modify them.

Todd now goes deeper into EZdrummer 2, explaining How to Browse and Audition MIDI Grooves using the Browser and Search Pages, as well as How to Use the Grooves from Expansion Packs. Play Styles and Power Hand are then looked at in-detail, showing you how to adjust the grooves and kits for nearly infinite variations. The Song Track and Song Creator are then revealed, allowing you to Custom Build your New Drum Parts for your songs with ease and realism.

Now the powerful Mixer Section is shown where you can Adjust Volumes, Pan of the individual Drums and Effects, and much more. Todd then shows you how to load and use EZdrummer 2 within a few DAWs, as well as how to set up EZdrummer 2 to use its Multiple-Outputs into individual tracks in your DAW for even more sonic control and manipulation.

If you're ready to use EZdrummer 2 to its fullest, Todd will explain how and you'll be up and running fast, making studio quality drums tracks in no time at all... Watch "EZdrummer 2 Explained" today.

sak30
Submitted 1 week ago

great stuff!

excellent tut!

I am a: Producer

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The MIDI Professor
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Very EZ to Understand

These videos make EZ Drummer EZ to learn!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Pro Tools

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synthpup
Submitted 4 months ago

Good Overall Intro

This is a very good overall intro to EZDrummer2. Opened my eyes to a number of features I didn't know existed like the Play Style editor and the Song Creator window. It's already made EZD2 much more useful to me.

I am a: Producer, Professional, Audio Engineer, Musician, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV

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jimkata2000
Submitted 5 months ago

Great look at EZDrummer 2

Instructor has a pleasant voice and nice teaching style. Recommend if you looking to understand EZDrummer 2. He includes installation and using in other DAWs so helped me a lot.

I am a: Musician, Hobbyist

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HillCntryFlyr
Submitted 7 months ago

Thorough and Concise

Todd's presentation of EZD2's features and functionality is well organized and very easy to follow.

I am a: Musician

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alexfeit
Submitted 8 months ago

Bullseye !!!

If you wanna master EZ, this is the way. Extremely useful and very friendly. As intuitive as the software itself. Great stuff.

I am a: Professional

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Akmonster
Submitted 9 months ago

Learn about features you may be missing

I was already very comfortable with EZ Drummer 2, which is very intuitive. However, I had a few questions, and decided to watch this series. My questions answered, and I also discovered some very powerful, yet easy to use features that I had been missing. After viewing this series, you will be able to create more original, life-like drum tracks. I highly recommend this series!

I am a: Musician, Hobbyist

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williamssoundstudio
Submitted 10 months ago

Great bit of Kit!

I've had EZD2 for over a year but never knew how involved it could get. Great explanations on Groove3

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

When I was really young, maybe 3 or 4 years old. That's when I got my first (toy) drum set and played it all the time. I was studying viola at 7, piano at 8, and drums at 10.

2. What training have you had?

In college, I received a Bachelor of Music in theory/composition from SIUE, and a Bachelor of Science in recording production and technology from MTSU. Working in big studios in Chicago after college, I learned as much if not more working as an assistant/2nd engineer, often repairing/troubleshooting problems on the fly. It better equipped me to work independently AND with others.

3. When did you get into recording?

In high school. My punk band saved all our pennies to record at an 8-track studio for $10 per hour. I was fascinated by the power of multitracking, overdubbing, mixing, etc.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've worked with commercial music producers and talent for TV and radio commercials, many of which were national/international brands. I also worked with bands and artists in the studio, including the Frogs, Kelley Deal, James Iha, Sebastian Bach, any many others. As a tech support engineer, I've helped thousands of customers. I worked directly with several high profile customers, including John Fogerty, Bruce Swedien, Oscar Petersen, John Tesh, Andy Sturmer (Jellyfish), Greg Lisher (Camper Van Beethoven), Chris Vrenna, and engineers for Paul Simon, Wilco, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and ICP to name a few.

Why are you so good at training people?

When I was providing technical support, my approach was not only to solve the problem, but to also listen carefully to the end-user's needs AND explain what the cause and solution of any problem was. Putting technical jargon into more relate-able terms helps. I'm also an adjunct professor at a local university, and apply the same ideology when teaching. Whether you're working with a customer or student, you have to put yourself in their shoes.

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EZdrummer 2 Explained is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from great stuff! excellent tut!
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very EZ to Understand These videos make EZ Drummer EZ to learn!
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good Overall Intro This is a very good overall intro to EZDrummer2. Opened my eyes to a number of features I didn't know existed like the Play Style editor and the Song Creator window. It's already made EZD2 much more useful to me.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great look at EZDrummer 2 Instructor has a pleasant voice and nice teaching style. Recommend if you looking to understand EZDrummer 2. He includes installation and using in other DAWs so helped me a lot.
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Thorough and Concise Todd's presentation of EZD2's features and functionality is well organized and very easy to follow.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Bullseye !!! If you wanna master EZ, this is the way. Extremely useful and very friendly. As intuitive as the software itself. Great stuff.
Date published: 2016-08-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Learn about features you may be missing I was already very comfortable with EZ Drummer 2, which is very intuitive. However, I had a few questions, and decided to watch this series. My questions answered, and I also discovered some very powerful, yet easy to use features that I had been missing. After viewing this series, you will be able to create more original, life-like drum tracks. I highly recommend this series!
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great bit of Kit! I've had EZD2 for over a year but never knew how involved it could get. Great explanations on Groove3
Date published: 2016-06-15