EZDrummer Tutorial

EZdrummer 2 Advanced

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Chapter 1 : Overview

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    Overview Pt. 1

    Learn the basics of the Drums and Browser Tabs within EZdrummer 2.

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    Overview Pt. 2

    Luke explains the general functionality of the Search and Mixer Tabs.

Chapter 2 : Drum Tab

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    Opening A Legacy EZdrummer Configuration

    Luke walks you through the process of opening a legacy EZdrummer 1 configuration within EZdrummer 2.

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    Audition/Load Drums & Pitch/Volume

    Learn how to audition/load individual drums, entire kits, adjust pitch and more.

Chapter 3 : Browser Tab

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    Find/Play MIDI Grooves

    Learn how to drill down to a specific MIDI file within the EZD2 MIDI Browser.

Chapter 4 : Search Tab

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    Search Tab Tags

    Luke explains how to use the "Search Tags" to quickly find a specific range of MIDI files based on your tag criteria.

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    Tap 2 Find

    Learn about this powerful feature and how it can help you quickly find the exact MIDI groove you're looking for.

Chapter 5 : Song Track

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    Using The Song Track/Song Creator

    An explanation of the Song Track/Creator and how it can be used to piece together an entire drum track, all within the EZD2 plugin.

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    Edit Play Style: Velocity & Amount Adjustments

    Luke explains how to use the Edit Play Style function and how to manipulate your MIDI grooves using the Velocity and Amount adjustment knobs.

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    Edit Play Style: Moving The "Power-Hand"

    Learn how to quickly change your loaded MIDI file from a hi-hat based groove to a ride based groove without going into the piano roll editor of your DAW.

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    Edit Play Style: Creating Multi-Textured Grooves

    Luke demonstrates a creative way to use the Edit Play Style function to produce "multi-textured" grooves.

Chapter 6 : Mixer Tab

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    Using the Mixer & Built-In FX

    Learn how to manipulate the mix of your drum tracks using the built-in FX within the EZD2 mixer.

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    Predefined Multi-Channel Routing Configuration

    Luke demonstrates how to use the predefined Multi-Channel routing function within the EZD2 mixer.

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    Panning, Consolidating Tracks, & Using FX In Your DAW

    Luke explains how to consolidate tracks when using the multi-out function as well as how to apply additional FX to each channel within your DAW.

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    Manual Multi-Channel Routing Configuration

    Learn how to create your own Multi-Channel routing configuration within EZD2.

Chapter 7 : Misc

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    Keyboard Shortcuts

    Speed up your EZdrummer 2 workflow by learning these keyboard shortcuts.

Chapter 8 : Software Update: 2.1.2 & 2.1.3

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    Tempo Adjustments: 1/2x & 2x

    Learn how to use the 1/2x and 2x tempo modifiers within the Browser and Search Tabs.

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    Tempo Adjustments: 4/4 to 6/8 & 6/8 to 4/4

    Luke explains how the new tempo modifier options allow you to use MIDI grooves from other time signatures.

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    Global Velocity Adjustments

    An explanation of how to make global velocity adjustments without using the Edit Play Style function.

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    Mute Song Blocks

    Luke demonstrates how to use the Mute Song Blocks function to make sure you're not duplicating your audio output.

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    MIDI Mapping Updates

    Learn about the new e-drum mapping presets for use with the latest drum modules.

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    Library Loading Menu

    Luke explains how the new Library Menu features make it easier to browse kit/mix presets.

Product Overview


In this video tutorial series, Toontrack pro Luke Oswald provides the goods on all the advanced features and functions of EZdrummer 2. From detailed overviews to cool tips and tricks, even the new features added in the latest version are covered!

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Glamour Guy
Submitted 3 months ago

Very helpful videos on EZD2!

Covers all the points that get you going, and advancing in tweaking your drum sounds!

I am a: Student, Musician, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools


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Thomas_Dempsey@hotmail.com
Submitted 4 months ago

Excellent

Easy to follow

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Pro Tools


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nonstopdigital
Submitted 1 year ago

Awesome tutorial

This tutorial did a great job explaining the advanced features of EXdrummer. Very well done!

I am a: Beginner, Student, Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Cakewalk Sonar, Reaper, Studio One


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Maybrick
Submitted 2 years ago

Really helpful

definitely worth it if you want to understand the full capabilities of EZDrummer2.

I am a: Hobbyist


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antonio
Submitted 2 years ago

All the features that EZDrummer has

There's a lot more in EZDrummer than just the drum sounds, and this course explains everything you need to know. Then, it's up to you to use all or some of the features.

I am a: Beginner


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jjjj
Submitted 2 years ago

ez drummer 2 advanced

easy to navigate around the site, quick and faultless download an excellant site for service and knowledge of your acquired product

I am a: Hobbyist


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Glamour Guy
Submitted 3 months ago

Very helpful videos on EZD2!

Covers all the points that get you going, and advancing in tweaking your drum sounds!

I am a: Student, Musician, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Thomas_Dempsey@hotmail.com
Submitted 4 months ago

Excellent

Easy to follow

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Pro Tools

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

nonstopdigital
Submitted 1 year ago

Awesome tutorial

This tutorial did a great job explaining the advanced features of EXdrummer. Very well done!

I am a: Beginner, Student, Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Cakewalk Sonar, Reaper, Studio One

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Maybrick
Submitted 2 years ago

Really helpful

definitely worth it if you want to understand the full capabilities of EZDrummer2.

I am a: Hobbyist

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

antonio
Submitted 2 years ago

All the features that EZDrummer has

There's a lot more in EZDrummer than just the drum sounds, and this course explains everything you need to know. Then, it's up to you to use all or some of the features.

I am a: Beginner

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

jjjj
Submitted 2 years ago

ez drummer 2 advanced

easy to navigate around the site, quick and faultless download an excellant site for service and knowledge of your acquired product

I am a: Hobbyist

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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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.

Products by Luke

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    Addictive Drums 2 Advanced Vol 1

    In volume one of this advanced video tutorial series, eDrum guru Luke Oswald explains a wide range of topics designed to make you a real master and addict, of XLN’s Addictive Drummer 2 virtual instrument plug-in!

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    Addictive Drums 2 Advanced Vol 2

    In volume two of this advanced video tutorial series, eDrum guru Luke Oswald covers the finer nuances, more features and functions, as well as eye-opening tips and tricks for using XLN’s Addictive Drums 2 virtual instrument!

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    Advanced Drumming Combinations & Patterns

    In this Drumstroke™ video tutorial series, drum guru Luke Oswald lays down the groove and shows you awesome drumming combinations and patterns that you can use to spice up your drumming or drum programming!

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    Bass Drum Technique Workshop

    In this Drumstroke video tutorial series, drum guru Luke Oswald reveals the steps to take to build up bionic feet when playing your kit, including speed and endurance and the ability to play what’s in your head!

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    Creating Drum Fills & Patterns

    In this Drumstroke#TM# video tutorial series, drum master Luke Oswald reveals how to create both basic and advanced drum fills and patterns, that you can apply to both real drums and programmed drums in your DAW!

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EZdrummer 2 Advanced is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful videos on EZD2! Covers all the points that get you going, and advancing in tweaking your drum sounds!
Date published: 2018-12-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Easy to follow
Date published: 2018-10-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome tutorial This tutorial did a great job explaining the advanced features of EXdrummer. Very well done!
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really helpful definitely worth it if you want to understand the full capabilities of EZDrummer2.
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from All the features that EZDrummer has There's a lot more in EZDrummer than just the drum sounds, and this course explains everything you need to know. Then, it's up to you to use all or some of the features.
Date published: 2017-03-01
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