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EZdrummer for PC Explained

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    4:47

    Learn about this course while getting introduced to Toontrack's EZdrummer interface and how it fits in with today's recording studio for easy, realistic and convenient drum track building.

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    Tutorial 2

    Installation

    8:29

    Discover information pertinent to installing EZdrummer and its partner program Toontrack Solo.

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    Tutorial 3

    Toontrack Solo Set Up

    7:25

    Watch how setting up Toontrack Solo to run with EZdrummer allows the user to run EZdrummer without the need to integrate with third party DAWs.

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    Tutorial 4

    Latency & Buffer Size

    5:31

    Learn all about using and adjusting specific drivers to enable low latency performance within EZdrummer.

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    Tutorial 5

    Exploring the Interface

    8:07

    Watch an exploration of where the various functions are within EZdrummer and how you can adapt or change the default drum sounds.

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    Tutorial 6

    Auditioning Grooves

    6:38

    Discover how to audition the MIDI files, or grooves as they are known, that come as standard with your installation of EZdrummer and how they are categorized for convenience. Additionally, see how you can incorporate grooves from expansion packs.

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    Tutorial 7

    Humanize, Velocity & Tempo

    7:39

    Explore simple integrated functions that allow even further realism to be added to the various grooves available.

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    Tutorial 8

    User Grooves

    6:40

    See how easy it is to integrate either your own or purchased MIDI drum files into EZdrummer so that they are always available for further usability.

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    Tutorial 9

    Expansion Packs

    7:52

    See how to install, access, register and use Toontrack drum expansion packs.

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    Tutorial 10

    EZPlayer Overview

    7:05

    Discover Toontracks EZPlayer to help build complete drum tracks prior to moving to a DAW.

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    Tutorial 11

    Working with a DAW

    7:47

    Learn how to set up EZdrummer as a VSTi with a DAW of your choice. Here we use Cubase but the information is relevant for all of today's sequencers.

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    Tutorial 12

    Using Multiple Outputs

    5:18

    Discover how to set up distinct drum output routing to enable further tailoring of individual drum sounds.

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    Tutorial 13

    Using the Mixer

    5:23

    Explore the convenience of EZdrummer's built in mixer to balance the resulting drum grooves and full track.

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    Tutorial 14

    Using Drum Maps

    4:37

    See how to integrate Toontrack specific drum maps with a DAW to allow for convenient drum editing and adapting.

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    Tutorial 15

    Song Quick Start

    4:07

    Watch the process of building a song structure with EZdrummer integrated into a DAW and how the resulting drum track can be used with further VST instruments.

Toontrack EZdrummer is a fabulous tool for creating realistic drum tracks, fast and easy. In this series, EZdrummer guru Mark Struthers shows you how to get this virtual instrument up and running on PC, as well as all of its features and functions.

Mark starts out with detailed introduction and PC installation tutorials, then covers how to setup the Toontrack Solo application. Next, latency and buffer sizes are explained, followed by the EZdrummer user interface.

Mark then shows you how to audition grooves, adjust humanize, velocity and tempo parameters, user grooves, expansion packs, the EZPlayer, working within a DAW and how to use multiple outputs.

The series is wrapped up with in-depth videos showing you how to use the built-in mixer, drum maps for easy editing and a great quick start video that shows you how to easily build a song with EZdrummer.

If you're new to EZdrummer for PC and want to know all about it, this series is for you. Checkout "EZdrummer for PC Explained" today.

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

Having a father with a recording studio and having played guitar since being a 14 year old kid, I quickly got into recording. But, the purchase of a Tascam 244 Portastudio was a breakthrough in realizing what I wanted to do.

2. What training have you had?

I taught myself to play guitar and keyboards and found it a remarkably calming and mathematical experience learning the rules of intervals within a scale and how they can take you to any chord.

3. When did you get into recording?

The purchase of the cassette based Tascam 244 lasted a fair few years until I moved up to a Roland VS880 which then linked in to building a purpose built commercial multimedia studio around 15 years ago mainly running Steinberg and Adobe software.

4. People you have worked with/for?

Thankfully, nobody famous enough to have an ego. Instead 100's of happy Joe Public clients.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

My degree is in English and Teaching and I was a grammar school teacher for over 10 years before changing direction and working solely from my studio. recording music and filming for clients.

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Date published: 2016-06-16
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