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EZdrummer vs Superior Drummer!

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Drums/Construct Page

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    Tutorial 1

    Drums Panel/Construct Window

    1:33

    Learn about the Drums/Construct Page interface differences between EZDrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 2.

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    Tutorial 2

    Pad Selection, Velocity Pads, & MIDI Note Assignments

    3:02

    How to select a drum, audition sounds at different velocities and how to view MIDI note mappings.

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    Tutorial 3

    Volume/Pitch Adjustments

    4:20

    Luke explains how to make volume and pitch adjustments within the two programs.

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    Tutorial 4

    Drum/Instrument Selection

    3:14

    Load and audition drums from the same library or from different expansion libraries within EZDrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 2.

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    Tutorial 5

    Loading Kit Presets

    2:29

    An explanation of how to quickly load a variety of kit presets.

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    Tutorial 6

    Multi-Instrument Selection

    3:02

    How using multi-instrument selection within Superior Drummer 2 compares to EZDrummer 2.

The Mixer

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    Tutorial 7

    Mixer Differences

    5:13

    Learn about the mixer differences between EZDrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 2.

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    Tutorial 8

    Using the Bus Sends

    7:41

    Luke explains how the bus sends are used in Superior Drummer 2 when using EZDrummer 2 libraries.

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    Tutorial 9

    Using the Channel FX

    5:03

    Learn how to enhance EZDrummer 2 FX chains using Superior Drummer 2's built in effects.

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    Tutorial 10

    EQ & Compression

    4:51

    Find out how to manipulate EQ and Compression for EZDrummer 2 libraries within Superior Drummer 2.

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    Tutorial 11

    Microphone Bleed

    5:54

    Luke explains how to adjust microphone bleed using an EZDrummer 2 library within Superior Drummer 2.

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    Tutorial 12

    Fader Adjustments

    1:56

    Learn about the differences between the EZDrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 2 mixer faders.

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    Tutorial 13

    Chamber Reverb Levels

    2:43

    An example of how to utilize "Chamber" type channels from EZDrummer 2 libraries within Superior Drummer 2.

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    Tutorial 14

    Using EZDrummer 2 Effects Within Superior Drummer 2

    5:45

    Luke demonstrates how the EZDrummer 2 effects show up in Superior Drummer 2.

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    Tutorial 15

    Original Mix Presets

    2:27

    An explanation of how to use the "Original Mix" presets within EZDrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 2.

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    Tutorial 16

    Using Effects

    6:14

    Luke discusses the advantages of using channel effects within Superior Drummer 2 vs EZDrummer 2.

Using MIDI

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    Tutorial 17

    MIDI Groove Manipulation

    3:39

    Learn how to manipulate your MIDI grooves in both EZDrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 2.

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    Tutorial 18

    Using MIDI Grooves In Your DAW

    2:55

    An explanation of how to use MIDI grooves within your DAW.

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    Tutorial 19

    Quantizing MIDI, Relative Tempo Adjustments, & MIDI Browsing

    4:29

    Luke explains how to manipulate your MIDI grooves within EZDrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 2.

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    Tutorial 20

    Velocity Adjustments

    2:09

    Learn about the advantages of the Velocity Curve adjustments available within Superior Drummer 2.

Recording Performances

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    Tutorial 21

    Recording & Exporting MIDI in EZDrummer 2

    3:58

    Luke explains how to record and export your performances within EZDrummer 2.

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    Tutorial 22

    Bouncing WAV Files in EZDrummer 2

    5:19

    Learn how to bounce down audio WAV files from EZDrummer 2 and create audio files of your performances.

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    Tutorial 23

    Recording & Bouncing Audio In Superior Drummer 2

    4:29

    An explanation of how to record performances and export audio from Superior Drummer 2.

Settings

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    Tutorial 24

    Settings Options Navigation & Knob Modes

    2:26

    Learn how to navigate the options menu within EZDrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 2.

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    Tutorial 25

    Sound Engine/Humanize Functions

    1:09

    Luke explains how to enable/disable the humanize functions within EZDrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 2.

Stand Alone Mode

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    Tutorial 26

    Running Stand Alone Mode

    6:01

    Learn about the differences between running Superior Drummer 2 within Toontrack Solo and EZDrummer 2's default stand alone mode.

Not sure which Toontrack virtual drum instrument is right for you? Expert drum instructor Luke Oswald compares two of the most feature rich and popular choices, Toontracks EZdrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 2, in this in-depth video tutorial series.

Luke takes you through the differences and strengths of each package, comparing the drums panel, construction windows mixers, sounds, effects available in each app, and much, much more.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. Whether youre an existing EZdrummer 2 or Superior Drummer 2 user, or you arent, and are trying to decide which is right for you, dont miss EZdrummer vs Superior Drummer! today.

JasonG
Submitted 2 months ago

Great Comparison!

This is what I needed to make a decision between EZ Drummer 2 and Superior Drummer 2. Luke clearly explains the similarities, differences and workarounds in each section. This tutorial ultimately leads you to draw your own conclusions as to which is best for you while learning some cool tips in the process. Excellent!!

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Luke Oswald Professional Drummer and Instructor

1. When did you start dabbling in music?
I've always had an interest in drumming from a young age and started playing in 6th grade when a family friend stored their drum set at my parents house for a summer. I started playing in church the next fall and have been playing ever since. No one had to tell me to practice, it was just something I loved to do. I just enjoyed everything that had to do with drumming.

2. What training have you had?
I studied piano at a young age, then played trumpet from elementary through middle school. I started drumming on my own at the age of 12, then switched to drumming as my main instrument in high school and went on to study in college along with Music Business. I've been teaching drums since college, both private instruction and drum clinics.

3. When did you get into recording?
When I was in middle school/high school, I was very interested in music technology. It was much different then, but I remember recording/sequencing song arrangements with music software and filming videos and editing in camera all the time. In and after college, I started learning about audio production when I was recording drums for the bands I was in.  In the late 2000's I stumbled upon drum sample technology, and that changed everything for me. I started really digging into the study of audio production, recording, mixing and mastering. I started studying video production around the same time as I knew I wanted to eventually film high quality drum videos while using this sample technology.

4. People you have worked with/for?
During my time in Nashville, I studied drums with Derico Watson (Victor Wooten), Jeff Bowders (Paul Gilbert), Will Denton (Steven Curtis Chapman, LeAnn Rimes), Marcus Finnie (Kirk Whalum, India Arie) and Raymond Massey (Pearl Drums). I've recorded drums on multiple albums produced by Sadson Music Group and have played on albums with artists such as George Clinton and Samantha Ware.

5. Why are you so good at training people?
To me, teaching is as inspiring as performing. When you teach, you're forced to understand the topic at a much deeper level.  I love the process of learning and improving, and to me teaching is just an extension of that process. I learn something new every time I teach anything, whether it be a drum lesson or a software tutorial. I also believe as artists we have a responsibility to pass on the knowledge that we've accumulated. You must take action and apply what you've learned to your own life, but that only goes so far.  If you can take what you've learned and share it with someone else, you're giving them the opportunity to take that knowledge, nurture it and allow it to influence their own lives. Eventually, they can pass that knowledge on to someone else, and the process keeps going. You never know the impact you can have on someone simply by sharing with them what you've learned.

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Comparison! This is what I needed to make a decision between EZ Drummer 2 and Superior Drummer 2. Luke clearly explains the similarities, differences and workarounds in each section. This tutorial ultimately leads you to draw your own conclusions as to which is best for you while learning some cool tips in the process. Excellent!!
Date published: 2017-02-11