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EZDrummer Tutorial

EZdrummer 2 Explained®

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    Introduction

    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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    Installation & Registration

    Learn how to register, download and authorize EZDrummer 2.

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    Standalone Operation

    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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    Exploring the Interface

    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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    Grooves

    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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    Play Style

    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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    The Song Track

    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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    Song Creator

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

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    The Mixer

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

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    Working with SONAR X3

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

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    Working with Studio One

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

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    Working with Pro Tools

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

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    Using Multiple Outputs

    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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    Expansions

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

Product Overview


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.


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Melwin
Submitted 4 months ago

Really helpful

It helped me to enhance my creativity.

I am a: Beginner, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro


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Intini
Submitted 5 months ago

Really good tutorial!

This tutorial is really nice. Very informative and straight forward.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Logic Pro, Pro Tools


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JacksonHawk
Submitted 8 months ago

Nice, simple explanation.

This video shows how to really make EZDrummer 2 work, both as a standalone application, and as a VST in your DAW. Straight forward explanations allow you to get the most out of the EZDrummer package.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Studio One


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bromineion
Submitted 8 months ago

It took me from being ? about EZ Drummer 2 to being !!! about it

See title

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Audio Engineer, Reason, Studio One


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JohnnyWolf
Submitted 11 months ago

So helpful!

I really appreciated the way Todd goes around all the functionalities of EZD2. So helpful for me in order to know even better this wonderful prodouct. I strongly reccomand it!


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DECMUSIC
Submitted 1 year ago

Quick and Efficient Tutorial - Great Job!

Very good tutorial ... clean and moves swiftly with all good information ...


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Diego5150
Submitted 1 year ago

Good basic starting point for EZ Drummer 2

I was not aware that 1980's VJ Alan Hunter did reviews for Groove 3. :)

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Logic Pro, Studio One


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ebrungard
Submitted 2 years ago

Great intro to EZ Drummer!!

Very helpful, great job

I am a: Semi-Pro, Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools, Reason, Studio One


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bulldog
Submitted 2 years ago

Excellent training.

Very well done.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician


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screenname
Submitted 2 years ago

I DID LEARN A COUPLE OF NEW IDEAS

HOPE TO GET DEEPER INTO IT

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools


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Melwin
Submitted 4 months ago

Really helpful

It helped me to enhance my creativity.

I am a: Beginner, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro

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Intini
Submitted 5 months ago

Really good tutorial!

This tutorial is really nice. Very informative and straight forward.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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JacksonHawk
Submitted 8 months ago

Nice, simple explanation.

This video shows how to really make EZDrummer 2 work, both as a standalone application, and as a VST in your DAW. Straight forward explanations allow you to get the most out of the EZDrummer package.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Studio One

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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bromineion
Submitted 8 months ago

It took me from being ? about EZ Drummer 2 to being !!! about it

See title

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Audio Engineer, Reason, Studio One

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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JohnnyWolf
Submitted 11 months ago

So helpful!

I really appreciated the way Todd goes around all the functionalities of EZD2. So helpful for me in order to know even better this wonderful prodouct. I strongly reccomand it!

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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DECMUSIC
Submitted 1 year ago

Quick and Efficient Tutorial - Great Job!

Very good tutorial ... clean and moves swiftly with all good information ...

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Diego5150
Submitted 1 year ago

Good basic starting point for EZ Drummer 2

I was not aware that 1980's VJ Alan Hunter did reviews for Groove 3. :)

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Logic Pro, Studio One

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ebrungard
Submitted 2 years ago

Great intro to EZ Drummer!!

Very helpful, great job

I am a: Semi-Pro, Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools, Reason, Studio One

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bulldog
Submitted 2 years ago

Excellent training.

Very well done.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician

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screenname
Submitted 2 years ago

I DID LEARN A COUPLE OF NEW IDEAS

HOPE TO GET DEEPER INTO IT

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

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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

    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!

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EZdrummer 2 Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 25 .
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Really helpful It helped me to enhance my creativity.
Date published: 2019-04-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really good tutorial! This tutorial is really nice. Very informative and straight forward.
Date published: 2019-03-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice, simple explanation. This video shows how to really make EZDrummer 2 work, both as a standalone application, and as a VST in your DAW. Straight forward explanations allow you to get the most out of the EZDrummer package.
Date published: 2019-01-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from It took me from being ? about EZ Drummer 2 to being !!! about it See title
Date published: 2018-12-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from So helpful! I really appreciated the way Todd goes around all the functionalities of EZD2. So helpful for me in order to know even better this wonderful prodouct. I strongly reccomand it!
Date published: 2018-10-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Quick and Efficient Tutorial - Great Job! Very good tutorial ... clean and moves swiftly with all good information ...
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good basic starting point for EZ Drummer 2 I was not aware that 1980's VJ Alan Hunter did reviews for Groove 3. :)
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great intro to EZ Drummer!! Very helpful, great job
Date published: 2018-02-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent training. Very well done.
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from I DID LEARN A COUPLE OF NEW IDEAS HOPE TO GET DEEPER INTO IT
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from worth watching A good primer to get up and running fast, with EZ Drummer 2.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Super helpful! I have been using EZdrummer for a while and these videos allow you to understand all the features, things you may have missed in the day to day
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Helpful Finally understood the whole instrument - very helpful
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really helpful this is great for people starting out with EZDrummer 2
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Useful! As a non-drummer, I have been doing the basic things to get by with my recordings. After viewing this lesson, I feel better equipped to creating more advanced grooves for my songs. Thanks for the tips!
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Covers a lot of the features that I expect most users would use frequently
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent information!! The tutorials always get me where I need to go and beyond.
Date published: 2017-04-02
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
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